HealthWise – Summer 2016, Zika Virus, Nature & Health and Water for Weight Loss

Welcome to the summer edition of HealthWise It’s summertime and ─ as the song says ─ the livin’ is easy. We want to help make your summer easy and healthy with this issue of HealthWise, the newsletter of Maryland Primary Care Physicians. In it, our providers discuss whether the Zika virus is coming to Maryland, the health benefits of nature, and how drinking water can help you lose weight. Please read on and feel free to share these health tips with friends and family.
 In this issue: Zika Virus Q&A  |  Nature & Health  |  Water for Weight Loss
Is Zika Coming to Maryland? A Q&A by: Jerry Levine, M.D., FACP, MPCP Medical Director
Q: What is Zika? A: Zika is a virus spread mainly by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, a species found in Maryland and many other states. These mosquitoes, when they bite people infected with Zika virus, become disease carriers and spread the virus by biting other people...
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Small Doses of Nature Can Lead to Big Health Benefits By: Garth A. Ashbeck, M.D.
Many people believe that being outdoors in nature is good for them, and research backs that up. But what “dosage” of nature is needed for good health? Two recent studies show that just ten minutes of exposure to nature, two to three times per week, provides real health benefits. ...
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Water for Weight Loss By: Manuel Skow, P.A.
Forget expensive diet programs. The secret to maintaining a healthy weight may be… plain water. A new study suggests that by increasing plain water consumption, you can control your weight. Not only that, but water can also help you reduce your intake of sugar, sodium and saturated fat....
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MPCP News:

Welcome to Our New Providers We welcome two new care-givers to our growing staff:
  • Bethany L. Berger, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, has joined our Queenstown office.
  • Raven Glover, Physician Assistant, has joined our Glen Burnie office.
  Prepare For Flu Season This season's flu vaccine has been ordered and will be coming soon. Please check with your MPCP office to see when they expect to receive their order, and schedule your appointment today. It's never too early to plan ahead.   Your Feedback is Appreciated We have developed a patient comment card so you can give us your feedback on what we do well and what we can do better. Look for them in all of our offices.

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