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Friday, May 24, 2024

Health

Watch out for signs of heat stroke

The heat and humidity have arrived and Dr. Gabe Mirkin has advice on the action you should take if you witness someone suffering from heat stroke.

Should you take aspirin to help prevent a heart attack?

Should you take aspirin to help prevent a heart attack? Dr. Gabe Mirkin has some advice.

Good news about nuts and peanuts

Nuts are full of fat, but a new study refutes the belief that nuts are fattening and increase risk for diabetes. Dr. Gabe Mirkin has details on the study.

Sunlight can provide important health benefits

Dr. Gabe Mirkin writes that getting small amounts of sunlight on your skin for short periods may have some benefits beyond providing vitamin D.

O.J. Simpson died as result of aggressive prostate cancer

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at prostate cancer, which claimed the life of NFL Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson. Mirkin offers advice for fending off prostate cancer.

Older adults now able to receive additional dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that those 65 years and older should receive an additional updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccine dose.

Will glass of wine a day reduce heart attack risk?

Will a glass of wine a day reduce your heart attack risk? Dr. Gabe Mirkin has the answer.

Carl Weathers and arteriosclerotic heart disease

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life of Carl Weathers, who played boxer Apollo Creed in the Rocky movie series. Weathers died earlier this month of arteriosclerotic heart cisease.

Fruit juice raises blood sugar as much as Coca-Cola

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that fruit juice can raise your blood sugar as much as Coca-Cola. He explains why.

How Your Living Will Could Harm You

MIDEO, an innovative video-based advance care planning platform, helps navigate a complex world of healthcare decision-making, living wills, and advance directives.

Plastics in our food supply can cause harm

You may want to rethink some of your food consumption habits after reading this column by Dr. Gabe Mirkin.

New support group in The Villages for disease that tormented Robin Williams

A new support group in The Villages is being formed for those who suffer from the disease that tormented beloved entertainer Robin Williams.

High triglycerides a major risk factor for heart attacks and diabetes

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns that having blood triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dL puts you at increased risk for a heart attack, stroke, or heart valve disease.

How to start an exercise program

It's a new year and many are ready to kick it off by starting an exercise program. Dr. Gabe Mirkin has some advice.

Care center manager sues Villages Health System for ‘discrimination’ over arthritis

A care center manager with arthritis is suing The Villages Health System for allegedly discriminating against her by demoting her, reducing her salary by $20,000, and attempting to strip her of "shares" she purchased in 2016.

Resolve to make 2024 a smoke-free year

Quitting smoking can be a challenge. If you're a smoker, resolve to stop smoking in 2024. We've got tools to help you make the transition.

Side effects of drugs to treat high blood pressure

Dr. Gabe Mirkin warns about some of the side effects that come with drugs that are commonly used to treat high blood pressure.

Cut back on sodium for a healthy lifestyle

As we approach the new year, many of us will be making resolutions Here are some reasons to vow to cut down on sodium in 2024.

When should you cut off the coffee?

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks at the potent power of coffee and how much is “safe.”

Florida-grown holiday mocktails make the day merry and bright

We have recipes for Florida-friendly mocktail options that you can use to make your parties and cozy moments a little more festive.

Heartthrob Ryan O’Neal lived high-profile love life

Dr. Gabe Mirkin looks back on the life - and many loves - of actor Ryan O’Neal.

Good nutrition is essential for good health

Your health is important no matter what time of year it may be. People with healthy eating habits live longer.

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs

We should all take preventive actions that may help reduce the spread of viruses like flu. We've got some tips.

Aspirin may help to reduce liver fat

Researchers from Harvard recently showed that aspirin could help to treat people with fatty liver disease. Dr. Gabe Mirkin took a look at the research.