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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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Muscles: Incredible Health Benefits by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Almost all people should do some form of strength training as they age. Aging causes loss of muscles which increases your risk for metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, hea ... Read on »
Salt for Warm Weather Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This month, two major reports in medical journals claim that getting people to reduce their intake of salt will save lives, prevent heart attacks and markedly reduce health ... Read on »
Preventing Senility by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from Columbia University in New York shows that those least likely to develop Alzheimer's disease eat a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids, vitami ... Read on »
Barefoot Running by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Harvard evolutionary biologist Dan Lieberman believes that modern running shoes may explain why fifty percent of serious runners are injured at least once a year (Nature, Ja ... Read on »
Good Carbohydrates Help to Prevent Heart Attacks by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This month, separate studies from Denmark and Italy show that heart attack risk is lowered by replacing saturated fats with good carbohydrates that do not cause a high rise ... Read on »
Recovery Days: Rest or Easy Exercise? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Virtually all competitive athletes train by taking a hard workout on one day, feeling muscle soreness on the next, and then recovering at a reduced intensity for as many day ... Read on »
Arginine: Will it Make You Faster? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise It pays to be skeptical. An article from the University of California at Los Angeles showed that cyclists over age 50 who took a commercially available supplement containing ... Read on »
High Blood Pressure During Exercise by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Does an exaggerated rise in blood pressure during exercise predict who will develop high blood pressure in the future? For athletes, probably not. Many research articles ... Read on »
Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise To be competitive, all athletes must train very intensely some of the time. New research from McMaster University in Canada shows that short term, high-intensity interval tr ... Read on »
Vitamin D Deficiency May Be Genetic by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A report from University of Toronto shows that genetic factors cause some people to develop severe vitamin D deficiency while others do not (Clinical Biochemistry, July 2009 ... Read on »
Variable High Blood Pressure More Likely to Cause Strokes by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Four studies in the British medical journals, Lancet and Lancet Neurology (March 10, 2010), show that people whose high blood pressures go up and down are up to six times mo ... Read on »
Saturated Fats Exonerated by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A review of 21 studies covering 348,000 adults shows that eating large amounts of saturated fats does not increase risk for heart disease and strokes (American Journal of Cl ... Read on »
Atrial Fibrillation in Older Athletes by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from Norway shows that 13 of 78 (16 percent) older competitive cross country skiers have atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart fl ... Read on »
Why You Should Exercise Every Day by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Researchers at the University of Michigan show that exercise helps to control blood sugar only while you do it and for a few hours afterwards (Journal of Applied Physiology, ... Read on »
Co-factors that Increase Cancer Risk by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Many things you do increase your risk for cancer and the more risk factors you have, the greater your risk. Avoiding these risk factors after you are diagnosed with a cancer ... Read on »
Replacements for Partially Hydrogenated Oils by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Now that partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) have been removed from many processed foods, which substitutes are acceptable and which should be avoided? Most of the food ... Read on »
Intense Exercisers Have Longer Telomeres by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Researchers in Homburg, Germany showed that 50-year-old men who ran more than 50 miles per week at a fast pace had telomeres (chromosome caps) that were almost the same leng ... Read on »
Weight Lifting Rules for Middle Age and Beyond by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Many middle-aged and older people have started to lift weights, since extensive data show that lack of muscles increases risk for diabetes, heart attacks and premature death ... Read on »
Eggs Do Not Cause Heart Attacks by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Eggs have not been shown to increase risk for heart attacks, according to an an extensive review of the world's scientific literature in the American Journal of Lifestyle Me ... Read on »
Muscle Growth Hindered by Obesity or High-Fat Diet by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A study from the University of California, Davis shows that a high-fat diet prevents exercising mice from enlarging their muscles (Journal of Physiology, December 2010). The ... Read on »