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Electric-Assist Bikes and Trikes

Dr. Gabe Mirkin and his wife Diana are enthusiastic cyclists, riding 150 miles per week. He contends electric-assist bikes can improve the training programs for cyclists at all levels.

Tim Conway and Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

Tim Conway starred on television for 40 years, most notably on "The Carol Burnett Show." Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at the condition from which Conway suffered, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

Heart attacks again linked to red meat

Dr. Gabe Mirkin takes a sobering look at the dangers of eating red meat.

Earl Thomas Conley and cerebral atrophy

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life of country music artist Earl Thomas Conley, who has died of cerebral atrophy.

Prevention and treatment of stress fractures

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at stress fractures, something suffered by those who regularly exercise.

Villages hospital CEO reveals closure of Outpatient Surgery Center

An Outpatient Surgery Center operated by The Villages Regional Hospital at its East Campus off U.S. Hwy. 27/441 has "temporarily" shut its doors and will be re-evaluated in the fall.

World-class bicycle racer takes own life after suffering concussion

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes "the saddest story" he has ever had to write. It's about a talented woman who took her own life after suffering a concussion.

FDA proposes new sunscreen rules

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new rules on sunscreen safety. Dr. Gabe Mirkin explains the benefits - and shortcomings - of sunscreen.

Dementia risk increased by harmful bacteria in your colon

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that harmful bacteria in your colon could increase your risk for dementia.

Albert Finney’s kidney cancer treatments

Albert Finney was an English actor best remembered for his Academy-Award-nominated role as a lawyer in "Erin Brockovich."

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