HealthWise Fall 2017 – Diabetes, Silent Killer, Cold Weather Benefits

Welcome to the autumn edition of HealthWise, the newsletter of Maryland Primary Care Physicians. In this issue, you’ll learn how to manage - and even reverse - the effects of diabetes, how to stop the “silent killer,” and the surprising health benefits of cold weather. Read on and feel free to share these health tips with friends and family.
 In this issue: Diabetes  |  Silent Killer  |  Cold Weather Benefits
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Type 2 Diabetes and the Path to Wellness By: Dr. Jose Zarzuela
If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it’s time to take your health into your own hands. Dr. Jose Zarzuela explains how you can manage ─ and even reverse ─ the effects of diabetes.
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Type 2 Diabetes: Your Health Is in Your Hands By: Dr. Jose Zarzuela
Q: What is diabetes? A: Diabetes is a chronic health condition when your body can’t properly use the glucose (sugar) you get from food, causing it to build up in your blood to unhealthy levels. If not controlled, diabetes can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, stroke and kidney failure, among other things.
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Hypertension: Making Some Noise About the ‘Silent Killer’ By: Pio Poblete, M.D.
Most people who have hypertension don’t know it. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when the pressure of the blood in your arteries rises to an unhealthy level. Left untreated, hypertension can lead to heart attacks or heart failure, strokes, aneurysms, and damage to your eyes and kidneys.
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Surprising Health Benefits of Cold Weather By: John A. Billon, M.D.
Although cold weather is often associated with health problems such as cold and flu, you may be surprised to learn that the cold has some health benefits, too. Read on to learn how lower temperatures can be good for you.
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