Tammy Wynette and the Pain of Gall Bladder Disease

Tammy Wynette rose from poverty in rural Mississippi to become one of the most famous female country music singers, sold more than 30 million records and had 57 Top-40 country hits between 1967 and 1988.  She won two Grammy Awards, three Coun ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 18th, 2017
Convert White Fat Cells into Fat-Burning Brown Fat Cells

In the United States since the end of World War II, there has been an increasing epidemic of obesity and diabetes that has not been slowed by the associated epidemics of: • ineffective popular diets, • countless drugs prescribed by doct ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 13th, 2017
Deaths from Liver Cancer Increasing

The death rate from all cancers in the United States has dropped steadily since 1991 (CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, published online Jan 4, 2017). The total drop of 25 percent, or 2.1 million fewer cancer deaths over the past 25 years, is ex ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 13th, 2017
Robert Marchand Sets Amazing World Record at 105

On January 4, 2017, 105-year-old Robert Marchand rode his bicycle 14.01 miles to set the world record for his age for the one-hour ride.  He rode 92 laps at the Velodrome National near Paris and as he completed his ride, the fans gave him a ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 13th, 2017
Protein Supplements Don't Make You Stronger

A researcher posing as a 15-year-old football player called 244 health food stores across the United States and asked if they would sell him protein supplements to give him larger muscles. More than two-thirds of sales attendants at the health food ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 8th, 2017
Eat WHOLE Grains, Not Flour

Whole grains are healthful, while refined grains (foods made from flour) can be harmful, particularly if you are overweight or have high blood sugar levels. A recent review of 20 studies, with 2,282,603 participants and 191,979 deaths during the st ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 8th, 2017
Alan Thicke and Aortic Dissection

Alan  Thicke was best known as psychiatrist Jason Seaver in the ABC television show, "Growing Pains", but was also a popular Canadian actor, songwriter, and television game and talk show host who was nominated for three Emmy Awards ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | January 8th, 2017
Ten-Minute Workouts for Fitness

Three minutes of intense exercise can give you the same level of fitness as 45 minutes of more casual exercise (PLoS One, April 26, 2016;11(4):e0154075). Two groups of out-of-shape men exercised three times a week for 12 weeks. One group pedaled st ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 31st, 2016
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By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 31st, 2016
Carrie Fisher's Inflammatory Lifestyle

Carrie Fisher, best known as Princess Leia in Star Wars, was a brilliant writer and producer as well as a productive actress.  She appeared in Shampoo, The Blues Brothers, Hannah and Her Sisters,  When Harry Met Sally and other mov ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | December 31st, 2016
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