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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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Best sport for fitness by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The best sports for fitness are the ones in which you exercise continuously, those that are least likely to injure you and the ones you enjoy the most. You become fit by e ... Read on »
Bicycle Riding Posture by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Recreational bicycle riders probably should not try to tuck their heads down in the form of racers. A study from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland shows that "aerodynamic ... Read on »
Bicycling Tips for Blog Action Day by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise For Blog Action Day , here are some tips for better bicycling. You'll feel virtuous every time you ride your bicycle instead of driving your car! All cyclists s ... Read on »
Bleeding gums need attention by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One in 10 people suffers from periodontal diseases, characterized by bleeding in the gums when you brush your teeth, loosening of the teeth and damage to the structures th ... Read on »
Bleeding Gums? Treat for Infection by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One in 10 people suffers from periodontal diseases, characterized by bleeding in the gums when you brush your teeth, loosening of the teeth and damage to the structures t ... Read on »
Blood Pressure Drugs Can Interfere with Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The beta blocker drugs used to treat blood pressure and heart problems can markedly impair your ability to exercise, according to a study from Switzerland. How hard you c ... Read on »
Blood pressure drugs: which are best for exercisers? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Several studies show that the drugs of choice to treat high blood pressure for most North Americans are calcium channel blockers and angiotensin II receptor antagonists. ... Read on »
Blood Pressure-Lowering Diet as Effective as Drugs by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have shown why the DASH diet lowers high blood pressure to normal in more than 80 percent of people with high blood pressu ... Read on »
Blood Sugar Levels Affected by Activity by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise How foods affect blood-sugar levels varies from person to person and from one time to another in a single individual. For example, if you eat a jelly donut in the evening ... Read on »
Bone Density Does Not Necessarily Measure Bone Strength by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The greater the force you put on your bones during exercise, the stronger they become. Researchers at the University of Missouri in Columbia showed that recreational runn ... Read on »
Bone Density May Not Measure Bone Strength by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK shows that sprint cyclists have denser bones than long distance cyclists who have denser bones than sedentary control ... Read on »
Bonking: low blood sugar by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Yes, I know the word has another meaning. But in sports, bonking is running out of blood sugar. If you watch a major bicycle race on TV, you have to be impressed by how ... Read on »
Branched Chain Amino Acids by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut showed that taking branched chain amino acids decreased the amount of muscle damage from exercise in untrai ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Risk Lower with Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A recent study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that exercise starting during adolescence can protect girls from breast cancer ( Journal o ... Read on »
Broken Knee Cartilage is Forever by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A team of researchers at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario have shown that arthroscopic removal of loose cartilage and trimming of knee cartilage is no bett ... Read on »
Brown Rice Reduces Diabetes Risk by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Researchers at Harvard Medical School report that replacing 50 grams of white rice daily with the same amount of brown rice lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes by 16 percent, ... Read on »
Build Aerobic Capacity by Strengthening Leg Muscles by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Aerobic capacity is a measure of your ability to use oxygen to do work. If your body can process more oxygen than that of another person, usually you will be able to run ... Read on »
Burning During Exercise Differs from Muscle Pain After Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The burning you feel in muscles during intense exercise is different from the burning and pain you feel after exercising. Burning during intense exercise is caused by the acid ... Read on »
Burning Feet while Cycling by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Many cyclists suffer from "burning foot syndrome", pain on the bottom of the feet, particularly during a long ride. After years of this problem, I tried a simple tip from Road ... Read on »
Burning off the extra calories by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise You know you're supposed to exercise if you want to lose weight, control your weight and stay healthy, but many people stop exercising because they're bored. One of the ... Read on »