Jerry Lewis: Lifelong Comedy and Pain

This week Jerry Lewis, the fabulously successful comedian, actor and director who starred in movies, television, nightclubs and Broadway stage, died at age 91 at his home in Las Vegas.  His manager said that he "passed peacefully at hom ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 21st, 2017
Glen Campbell's Dementia

Glen Campbell was the son of a sharecropper who went from childhood poverty to wealth and world fame as a country singer, but he spent his last several years suffering from dementia and died from its complications at age 81 on August 8, 2017. &nb ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 20th, 2017
How Soluble Fiber Promotes Good Gut Bacteria

New research from the University of California-Davis shows how soluble fiber promotes the growth of healthful bacteria in your colon and discourages the growth of harmful bacteria, to improve your immunity and reduce your chances of suffering heart ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 20th, 2017
New Studies on Artificial Sweeteners

Several recent papers raise new concerns about the long-term health effects of artificial sweeteners. In one study, researchers showed that a sweeter-tasting, lower-calorie drink caused people to eat more food, to have higher blood sugar levels and ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 20th, 2017
Added Sugars: Labels Can Deceive

Researchers at the George Institute for Global Health in Australia have just presented a review of 34,000 packaged foods to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. They found that seventy percent of these packaged foods ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 13th, 2017
Should You Take a Daily Aspirin?

Recent research shows that three years of taking aspirin daily is associated with a small reduction in heart attacks only in people who have had previous heart attacks, but not in those who had not had a previous heart attack (Clin Cardiol, May 201 ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 13th, 2017
Sam Shepard and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Sam Shepard was a prolific playwright, actor, screenwriter and director who: • acted in more than sixty films and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff;  ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 13th, 2017
Benefits of Combining Strength and Endurance Training

If you want to gain maximum benefit from an exercise program, you should combine endurance heart-lung training with resistance muscle strength training. The safest way to do this is to: • do your endurance training with your legs such as runn ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 6th, 2017
Principles of Training

You will not become more fit by doing the same training regimen every day. Athletes train by taking hard workouts on one day, feeling sore on the next, and not taking another hard workout until the muscles stop feeling sore. You cannot make a muscl ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 6th, 2017
John Urschel Quits Football

John Urschel, arguably the smartest player in the National Football League (NFL), just retired from football at age 26 to avoid concussions that can cause brain damage, known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE.  He will finish his co ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | August 6th, 2017
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