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Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor

Annapolis, Maryland
A practicing physician for more than 40 years and a radio talk show host for 25, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is one of a very few doctors board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and... Full Bio
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"White Whole Wheat" Breads by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise "White whole wheat" breads are made with flour ground from a variety of wheat that has a white outer covering, not brownish-red. That's why the flour is pale in color rather ... Read on »
100 Push-Ups (New Year's Resolution #1) by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you want to be able to do 100 pushups in a row, do not try to do as many pushups as possible every day. You'll probably injure yourself and end up unable to do any push ... Read on »
18,000 Calories per Day in Race Across America by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You need to take in large amounts of food when you exercise for more than a few hours, otherwise you will slow down and eventually have to stop. In the Race Across America, ... Read on »
Acne patients improve on low-glycemic-index diet by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Most dermatologists tell their patients that diet has nothing to do with acne, but researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia presented a paper showing that a ... Read on »
Air Conditioning Helps Recovery by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from the University of Montana in Missoula shows that athletes recover from hard workouts faster in room temperatures of 72 F than in 91 F (International Journal of ... Read on »
Air Pollution Should Not Keep You From Exercising by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise It's healthful to exercise and harmful to breathe polluted air, so how can you decide whether you are doing more harm than good? The worst time for pollution is when clou ... Read on »
Algerian Vegetable Casserole by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 3 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 red potatoes, diced 1 small sweet potato, diced 1 28-oz. can plum tomatoes, ... Read on »
All Future Blog Posts will be at DrMirkin.com by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Hello! Thanks for reading my blog for the past several years. I would love to have you continue as a reader, but you will need to go to DrMirkin.com If you would lik ... Read on »
Almost All Obese Men Will Eventually Become Diabeic by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This month, two studies show that being overweight shortens life. A study from the University of Uppsala in Sweden followed 1800 Swedish overweight men, from age 50 for 30 y ... Read on »
Ammonia odor caused by common stomach bacteria by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Until recently, doctors couldn't explain why some people smell like ammonia when they exercise. A report from Japan tells us why. To smell like ammonia, you have ... Read on »
Angioplasty Patients Can and Should Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you have had angioplasty and your doctor does not already have you in as supervised exercise program, ask when you can start. In one study from Bern, Switzerland, rese ... Read on »
Antioxidant Pills Reduce Exercise Benefits by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The current issue of Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine shows that antioxidant pills prevent the major mitochondrial benefits of athletic endurance training ... Read on »
Antioxidant Supplements Harmful? How to Interpret the News by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise In 1956, Denham Harman at the University of Nebraska proposed that antioxidants would prolong life. He explained that the human body converts food to energy by stripping ... Read on »
Arch Height Should Guide Choice of Shoes for Running or Exercise Walking by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Check the height of your arches when you shop for new running or walking shoes. If you have high arches, you usually need shoes with good shock absorption. If you have lo ... Read on »
Are "Slow Lifting" programs effective? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The technique called super-slow weight lifting can help older people become very strong. When you move very slowly with a weight, your muscles fatigue and weaken so that t ... Read on »
Are any weight loss drugs safe and effective for teenagers? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Researchers from St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia recently reported that metformin, a drug used to treat diabetes, can help obese, non-diabetic teen ... Read on »
Are B12 injections necessary for pernicious anemia? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor 5 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Most people with pernicious anemia can a cured by taking a 1000 microgram pill of vitamin B12 once a day; they usually do not need to take injections. Pernicious anemia is ... Read on »
Are barbequed foods dangerous? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Eating any type of browned foods may contribute to heart attacks, strokes or nerve damage. Diabetics suffer a very high incidence of nerve, artery and kidney damage becaus ... Read on »
Are beta blockers the best drugs for lowering blood pressure? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Beta blockers are among the most-prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure, but a study from Sweden shows that they can increase risk for strokes ( Lancet, October 29, ... Read on »
Are blisters inevitable when I run? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Blisters don't just happen, you'll feel pain before they appear. If you feel pain in the skin of your feet while you're exercising, take off your shoes and look for a caus ... Read on »