Prostate Cancer Screening: Do Harms Outweigh Benefits?

I am 82 years old and have never had a PSA test and never will. I made this personal decision many years ago when I found out that every North American man has a very high chance of getting prostate cancer but a very low chance of dying from it, an ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 23rd, 2017
Vitamin D: Latest Recommendations

Less than six percent of North Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiency, but nearly 20 percent take vitamin D pills. It is true that it is difficult to get adequate levels of vitamin D from sunshine during the winter months, but vitamin D is not ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 23rd, 2017
What Killed Babe Ruth at Age 53?

Babe Ruth was arguably the greatest baseball player who ever lived. When he retired from baseball in 1935, he held the record for most home runs (714), had a batting average of .342, batted in 2,213 runs, had a slugging percentage of 690, got on ba ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 23rd, 2017
Cancer-Causing HPV Found in 20 Percent of U.S. Adults and Teens

Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV) that cause cancers of the mouth and sexual organs are the most common sexually-transmitted diseases in the United States today, infecting 20 percent of people under age 60 (CDC's National Center for Health Statisti ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 16th, 2017
Treat Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Recent studies show that the high blood sugar of diabetes is caused by excess fat in: • the liver (JAMA, February 14, 2017), • the muscles (J Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 2017) and • the pancreas ((Diabetes ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 16th, 2017
Why Sylvester Graham Rejected White Flour

Almost two hundred years ago, Reverend Sylvester Graham was treated by the scientific community as a nut because he claimed that white flour was a poison.  Today we know that even though he had no knowledge of nutrition, he was really a prop ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 16th, 2017
Tom Fleming, Marathoner Who Out-Trained Everyone Else

How could Tom Fleming have died of a heart attack at the very young age of 65, when at one time, he was one of the best marathon runners in the world?   Fleming won the New York City Marathon twice, finished second in the Boston Marathon twi ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 10th, 2017
No Amount of Overweight is Healthful

This week, researchers at Boston University and Harvard reviewed three studies following more than 225,000 adults over age 50, for eight to twenty years, and showed that being even slightly overweight can increase your risk of dying by 6 percent, a ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 9th, 2017
Auto-Immune Diseases and Inflammation

Several recent articles suggest that inflammation associated with a faulty diet, lack of exercise, overweight and lack of vitamin D increases risk for autoimmune diseases. There is no strong evidence yet to show that any diet will cure auto-immune ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 9th, 2017
Can Hair Turn Grey Overnight?

Marie Antoinette and Sir Thomas More were reported to have had their hair turn gray on the nights before their executions. However, hair is dead skin, so it can’t possibly change color.  They both must have had a medical condition cal ...

By Gabe Mirkin, MD | April 9th, 2017
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