Slowing Loss of Bone and Muscle Strength with Aging

In a review of 37 studies of men and women over 60, researchers found that a proper exercise program enlarged and strengthened the muscles in 93 percent of the participants (Osteoporosis International, March 1, 2017). In only 14 percent of the part ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 18th, 2017
Heart-Healthy Diet: New Studies

Several recent articles provide new data on which foods are associated with both your health and your longevity. The current issue of JAMA (2017;317(9):912-924).contains a major statistical analysis of the association between diet quality and rat ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 18th, 2017
George Michael: Fatty Liver and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

George Michael was an English singer, songwriter and producer who sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.  His solo album Faith sold 20 million copies.  In 2004, the Br ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 18th, 2017
Irregular Heartbeats in Older Athletes and Exercisers

Most researchers believe that exercise helps to strengthen the heart and protect it from disease, but about twenty years ago, doctors noted that some men over 80 who competed in cross country ski races longer than 100 kilometers (60 miles) were at ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 12th, 2017
Best Breakfast

For many years I have recommended oatmeal as the ideal breakfast food. It is filling, does not cause a high rise in blood sugar and is an excellent source of soluble fiber. You can enhance the flavor and nutritional value of your oatmeal by adding ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 12th, 2017
Munchausen’s Syndrome

Most doctors must deal occasionally with patients who fake illness to get attention. This is called Munchausen’s Syndrome, which affects about four percent of people in North America (CNS Drugs, 2002;16(1):9-22).   People who suffer fr ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 12th, 2017
Medical History of Cocaine

The U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy reports that even though it is illegal to use recreational cocaine, almost five million North Americans used it last year, and two million used it last month, leading to more than 550,000 yearly ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 5th, 2017
Latest on Testosterone for Older Men

This week, medical journals reported the largest trials ever to examine the benefits and harms of taking testosterone for men over 65 with low blood levels of testosterone (less than 275 ng/dL). At 12 study sites across the country, a total of 790 ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 5th, 2017
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

A review of 95 different studies involving two million people shows that just two and a half servings of fruits and vegetables per day is associated with a 16 percent reduced risk of heart disease, an 18 percent reduced risk of stroke, a four perce ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 5th, 2017
How Doctors Contributed to John F. Kennedy's Death

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 because the second shot hit him in the head and killed him.    • If he had not been wearing a back brace, he might have lurched forward after the first shot and the ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | March 5th, 2017
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