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Maryland Primary Care Physicians: HealthWise - Health News You Can Use

Aging Well: 8 Things
You Can Do Now

"Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be." This quote from the poet Robert Browning, while written back in 1840, is the way many people are looking at aging today. We are on the cusp of learning more and more about the secrets to longevity—and the fact that our health isn't predetermined only by our genes. Our lifestyle habits and choices have a huge impact on aging well, and successfully.

The average life expectancy in the US today is age 76 for men, 81 for women; and many people are living well above these averages into their late 80s and 90s. But for most of us simply living longer isn't enough. Click to read more.

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To Our Patients:

Welcome to HealthWise, a quarterly e-newsletter from Maryland Primary Care Physicians (MPCP) designed to give our patients current news and health information to keep your family well.

We hope you will share this newsletter with friends and family who might want to learn more about MPCP or receive tips from our doctors. Thanks, and let us know what you think next time you're in the office.

The Physicians
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Vitamin D is Key- Are You Getting Enough?

--By Jerry Levine, M.D.

We have long known the positive effect of Vitamin D on bone health, but research is showing that this star vitamin has links to numerous health benefits -- and that many of us may be Vitamin D deficient.

"It's exciting to review the studies available on Vitamin D. While Vitamin D has proven important for bone strength and prevention of osteoporosis, adequate levels may also reduce the risk of heart disease,

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Q&A with
Dr. Ariel Jarrett

Q: What do you like best about being a primary care doctor?

I enjoy the continuity of care, and being able to be involved in every aspect of my patients' lives. I also enjoy the dynamic of treating whole families, as they progress through the various stages of life.

Q: What are some common concerns shared by your women patients?

One is weight loss supplements. A lot of patients ask me if they are safe and effective. I really believe the best way to lose weight and keep it off is by making lifestyle changes...

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• Voted #1!Peoples Choice LogoThanks for voting us "Best Family Doctors" in The Capital's 2012 Reader's Choice Awards. We're proud to be recognized for our excellent care and hope you will continue to refer us to your family and friends. If they need help finding a doctor, see

• Cardiology services MPCP has expanded our Cardiology services in Columbia. We've added another cardiologist – Dr. DavidKim- and enlarged/ enhanced our cardiology suite with new diagnostic capabilities.
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