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  • What is type 2 diabetes?

    Type 2 diabetes is a condition where your body's cells stop responding to the effects of insulin and/or when the pancreas stops producing enough insulin. Risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity, family...Full Answer
  • How can I reduce my risk of heart disease?

    You can reduce your risk of heart disease in the following ways:
    • Get 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week.
    • Don't smoke.
    • Eat a diet consisting of plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains,
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  • How can I control my blood pressure?

    Controlling your blood pressure is very important. Lifestyle changes that can help include:
    • Getting 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week.
    • Don't smoke.
    • Eat a diet consisting
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  • How is insomnia treated?

    Good "sleep hygiene" or our personal sleep habits are essential to getting a good night’s sleep. I frequently counsel patients as to how to get a good night’s sleep. These are some pointers that I give to patients,...Full Answer