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Monday, May 16, 2022

Health

Mickey Gilley and the world’s biggest honky-tonk

Country music legend Mickey Gilley was catapulted to mainstream fame thanks to the 1980 movie, “Urban Cowboy.” He has died at age 86 from complications of bone cancer.

Daily aspirin beneficial primarily for people at high risk for a heart attack

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that a daily aspirin regimin is beneficial primarily for people at high risk for a heart attack.

Inspirational Success Stories: How the TayCo External Ankle Brace Gave Me My Life Back. An Alternative to the Walking Boot Helps Patients Return to...

The TayCo External Ankle Brace, an alternative to a walking boot, has helped many patients return to their daily activities.

Wrestling superstar’s heavy drinking contributed to his early death

Wrestling superstar Scott Hall, better known as Razor Ramon, drank heavily and it contributed to his early death. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on his life.

Cancer patients benefit from exercise

Exercise is recommended as part of the treatment for cancer. Dr. Gabe Mirkin breaks down the benefits.

High triglycerides a major risk factor for heart attacks and diabetes

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that Americans suffer from high triglyceride levels. He offers some advice.

Be sure your diet contains adequate protein and Vitamin B12

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that older people in particular can be harmed by vegan diets because these deficiencies may increase their chances of suffering from muscle weakness, osteoporosis, lack of coordination, falls and broken bones .

Marijuana and hemp may have harmful effects on the brain

The American Heart Association has reported that cannabinoid chemicals in marijuana and hemp may have harmful effects on the brain. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at the research.

Should you take melatonin to help you fall asleep?

Melatonin pills are widely advertised to help you fall asleep at night, but scientific studies showing its benefits are controversial. Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers his recommendation.

Exercise reduces risk for dementia

Studies show that exercise is effective at reducing the risk for dementia. Dr. Gabe Mirkin breaks down the research.

Booster dose reduces COVID-19 transmission and infection

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that the initial, second and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been remarkably effective in reducing the disease’s infections, hospitalizations, intensive care admissions, intubations and deaths.

Obesity increases risk for severe symptoms and death from COVID-19

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that research shows that obesity increases the risk for severe symptoms and death from COVID-19.

Heart attack claimed life of ‘Game of Thrones’ giant

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back at the life of a "Game of Thrones" giant who died at the young age of 36.

Latest research on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccinations

A study of more than 38 million vaccinated people found that heart infections called myocarditis were far more likely to be caused by the infection than by vaccination. Dr. Gabe MIrkin breaks down the research.

Forgetfulness is not necessarily a warning of dementia

Aging is the major risk factor for dementia, but forgetfulness among the elderly does not necessarily mean the person is headed for dementia.

Mutations of the Omicron Variant

Dr. Gabe Mirkin analyzes the latest news on the Omicron Variant and information on what you can do to protect yourself.

Many common drugs can raise blood pressure

Did you know that many common drugs can raise blood pressure? Dr. Gabe Mirkin has a list, that also includes caffeine and alcohol.

Alcohol does not prevent heart disease

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that if you believe that moderate drinking helps to prevent heart attacks, think again.

Are electric blankets safe?

There has been some thought that electromagnetic waves from electric blankets can be harmful to humans. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at the research.

Decontaminate your face mask in your oven

Did you know you can decontaminate your face mask in your oven? Dr. Gabe Mirkin offers a healthy tip.

Why calorie counting doesn’t work

Dr. Gabe Mirkin argues that counting calories doesn't work when you try to lose weight. He explains why.

Clark Gable was walking time bomb due to risky health choices

Clark Gable had just about every known lifestyle risk factor for the heart attack that killed him at the very young age of 59. Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life of the famous actor.

New guidelines on aspirin for heart attack prevention

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that using aspirin for occasional pain relief can be safe, but taking aspirin regularly is likely to make you bleed easily.

Death of Colin Powell sends a message to all unvaccinated people

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that the Death of Colin Powell sends a message to all unvaccinated people.