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Health Articles by MPCP Doctors

The following articles, written by our physicians, provide health related information that you, your friends and family may find useful in the ongoing pursuit of healthy living.

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Cholesterol 101

By Victor Plavner, M.D.

Preventative Care

Type 2 Diabetes and the Path to Wellness

By José Zarzuela, M.D.

Preventative Care

Type 2 Diabetes: Your Health Is in Your Hands

By José Zarzuela, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Surprising Health Benefits of Cold Weather

By John Billon, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Board Certified for Better Care

By Michael Riebman, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Heart Disease Q&A: Knowing Your Numbers

By Falana Carter, M.D.

Preventative Care

Taking Control of Your Heart Disease Risk

By Falana Carter, M.D.

Preventative Care

Bad Tick Season May Lead to More Lyme Disease

By George Cavanagh, M.D.

Preventative Care

Well-Child Visits: Foundation for a Healthy Life

By Jamie Harms, M.D.

Family Health

Why You Need a Checkup (Even If You Feel Fine)

By Manuel Skow, P.A.

Healthy Lifestyle

Got Friends? You’ll Live Longer

By Andrea Cuniff, M.D.

Healthy Aging

Making the Most of Your Doctor Visit

By Rafeena Bacchus, M.D.

Health & Wellness

5 Ways to Improve Your Health Now

By John Billon, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Stress: You Don’t Have to Live With It

By Sneha Sheth, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Health Effects of Live Music Go Beyond ‘Feeling Good’

By Daniel Konick, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Cheers! Tips for Safe Alcohol Use During the Holidays

By Ariel Warden-Jarrett, M.D., FAAFP

Healthy Lifestyle

Fad Diets and Holiday Weight Loss

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Healthy Aging

Water for Weight Loss

By Manuel Skow, P.A.

Healthy Lifestyle

Small Doses of Nature Can Lead to Big Health Benefits

By Garth Ashbeck, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Is Zika coming to Maryland?

By Jerry Levine, M.D., FACP

Preventative Care

Maybe Not So Safe: New Evidence On E-Cigarettes

By Patricia Jett, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

A New Prescription: Treating Disease with Exercise

By Harriett Neverdon, FNP-C

Healthy Lifestyle

Important Facts About That Cough You Have

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Preventative Care

Can Botox for Migraines Help Me?

By Trang Pham, M.D.

Preventative Care

Respiratory Illnesses: Nothing To Sneeze At

By Sneha Sheth, M.D.

Preventative Care

The Worst Drinks For Kids

By Lisa Keithley, M.D.

Family Health

How To Tell If You Have Heart Disease

By Bartolich,

Preventative Care

A New Leash On Life: Pets Are Good For Your Health

By Rachel Sweeney, CRNP

Healthy Lifestyle

To ‘G’ or not to ‘G’: Should you go gluten-free?

By Tracy Jansen, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Colorectal Cancer is Common But Can Be Prevented

By Ariel Warden-Jarrett, M.D., FAAFP

Preventative Care

Keep Hydrated, Stay Safe

By George Cavanagh, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Limiting Sugars in Your Diet

By Pio Poblete, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Hop on a Bike to Get Fit, Lose Weight

By José Zarzuela, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Bless You!

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Family Health

Gardening as Exercise

By Ross,

Healthy Lifestyle

Tired & Weak? You May Have an Iron Deficiency

By Andrea Cuniff, M.D.

Preventative Care

Prediabetes

By Lisa Meade, PA-C

Preventative Care

Rethinking Drinking: What’s the Healthy Choice?

By James Chamberlain, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Heart Smarts: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

By David Jackson, M.D., FACC

Preventative Care

Heartburn, Acid reflux…How do I get relief?

By Loraine Dailey, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Diet After 50: Food Choices & Exercise Prove Critical

By Amanda Malone, M.D., Rachel Sweeney, CRNP

Healthy Aging

Teen Stress: Tips for Parents

By Lisa Meade, PA-C

Family Health

Caregivers: Don’t Forget to Take Care of Yourself

By Thomas Walsh, M.D.

Family Health

Share the Warning Signs

By Llyern Bartholomew, CRNP

Women's Health

Treatment for Strains & Sprains

By José Zarzuela, M.D.

Family Health

What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Preventative Care

Can We Boost Our Immune System?

By Garth Ashbeck, M.D.

Preventative Care

Got Back Pain? Help keep it in check.

By Konni Bringman, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Stroke Warnings – Remember F.A.S.T.

By James Chaconas, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Are You at Risk for Developing Kidney Stones?

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Preventative Care

Is it a Cold or Flu?

By Neil Padgett, M.D., MPH

Family Health

Winter Fitness: Keep moving!

By Nnemdi Baird, D.O.

Healthy Lifestyle

Women’s Health: The Latest Screening Guidelines for Every Age

By Cecily Agcaoili, M.D., Rosemary Ayerle, CRNP

Women's Health

Holidays Got You Anxious?

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

A Healthier Weight: 3 Key Steps

By Falana Carter, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

ADD in Adults

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

New Test Identifies Heart & Stroke Risk Earlier

By David Kim, M.D.

Preventative Care

Easing Back-to-School Anxiety

By Jamie Harms, M.D.

Family Health

Concussions & Head Injury

By Julie Henne-Reese, CRNP

Family Health

New Rules for Sunscreen

By Lisa Keithley, M.D.

Family Health

Be Kind to Yourself

By Trang Pham, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Summer Health Tips

By Maryland Primary Care Physicians

Family Health

Understanding Pre-Diabetes: A Chance to Change Your Future

By Loraine Dailey, M.D., Monica Erceg, CRNP

Preventative Care

Doctor’s Advice: 10 Tips for Spring Allergy Symptoms

By Tamara Welch, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

The Changing Healthcare Environment

By Jerry Levine, M.D., FACP

Healthy Lifestyle

No Bleach Please: How to Treat Poison Ivy

By Jamie Harms, M.D.

Family Health

Womens Guide to Guys’ Health

By Jonathan Forman, M.D., Garth Ashbeck, M.D.

Men's Health

Do We Really Need Seasonal Vaccines?

By Janice Rutkowski, M.D.

Preventative Care

Beating the Winter Blues

By Jamie Harms, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Profile: Q&A with Dr. Ariel Jarrett

By Ariel Warden-Jarrett, M.D., FAAFP

Healthy Lifestyle

Vitamin D Is Key — Are You Getting Enough?

By Jerry Levine, M.D., FACP

Healthy Lifestyle

Aging Well: 8 Things You Can Do Now

By Michael Riebman, M.D.

Healthy Aging

Sleep

By Falana Carter, M.D.

Healthy Lifestyle

Osteoarthritis

By Paul Chite, M.D.

Healthy Aging

Heart Scans: A Valuable Diagnostic Tool

By David Jackson, M.D., FACC

Preventative Care

Vitamin D Deficiency is a Common Problem

By Lisa Meade, PA-C

Healthy Lifestyle

How Primary Care Can Save Your Life

By Neil Padgett, M.D., MPH

Preventative Care

Implanon Implant: A Convenient Birth Control Option

By Jamie Harms, M.D.

Women's Health