Exercisers have more stable plaques  

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Two recent breakthrough studies give the best explanation yet of how exercise helps to prevent heart attacks. Competitive older endurance athletes may have more plaques in their arteries than non-exercisers, but they have the type of plaques that are far less likely to break off and cause heart attacks (Circulation, April 27, 2017;136:138-148; May 2, […]

‘Affordable’ nursing degree to be offered at Lake-Sumter State College


Lake-Sumter State College received approval from the State Board of Education to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. “I am very appreciative of the State Board of Education for approving Lake-Sumter State College’s BSN degree,” said Stanley Sidor, president of LSSC. “Our BSN degree meets Governor Scott’s $10,000 degree challenge and will allow […]

Nobody should ever die of heat stroke

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Nobody should ever die of heat stroke, a rapid uncontrolled rise in body temperature that causes you to pass out. Your body sends you warning signals as your temperature rises. In 1965, I almost died from heat stroke in an unimportant local race in Arlington, Virginia. I passed out during the race and lay unconscious […]

Power napping can improve memory in adults

Dr. Gabe Mirkin

Power napping for an hour can help you to learn, remember and interpret more efficiently. When I was in high school, I found that I could study best immediately after awakening from at least a 45-minute nap. Only then could I read, study and memorize efficiently. I think this technique will work for almost everybody. […]