Blog Archive

Anxiety and Depression in the Time of COVID Nov 16th, 2020

Even during the best of times, anxiety and depression are major problems in the United States. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million people 18 and over, but only about 37% of those get the treatment they need. Generalized anxiety disorder affects almost 7 million adults, while major depressive disorder affects more...

How Frequently Should You Have a Well-Woman Exam? Oct 27th, 2020

You may not be familiar with the term “well-woman exam,” but at Arlington Family Practice, the concept is simple: We offer well-woman exams to women annually as a preventive screening for breast and gynecological diseases.  Dr. Ann Morvai and our expert team are passionate about taking care of our female...

Here's How You Can Prepare for Another Flu Season Oct 27th, 2020

During the 2019-20 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there were anywhere from 39 million to 56 million flu illnesses in the United States. That’s quite a few cases of the flu, and while we don’t know yet how the flu season will play out...

What Every Woman Should Know About Heart Health Sep 17th, 2020

A woman’s heart weighs only 8-10 ounces, but the impact it has on your health and well-being is powerful. At Arlington Family Practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, our team of expert providers is passionate about women’s health. One of the most important areas we focus on for women is heart health,...

Myths and Facts About Immunizations Aug 18th, 2020

When you start to research immunizations, the amount of information and opinions out there can be overwhelming. Not everything you read is correct, though, so our team of expert providers at Arlington Family Practice in Arlington, Massachusetts, wants to pass along some knowledge to help you discern what’s myth and...

Take Advantage of the Summer Months and Take Control of Your Depression Jul 24th, 2020

It’s summertime and the living is easy … or at least it’s supposed to be. Somehow, in these bright, sunny, warm days, depression has crept into your life. You know you should be fighting it, but it’s hard to find the strength to care. At Arlington Family Practice in Arlington,...

Take These Steps to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally Jun 29th, 2020

According to the American Heart Association, an estimated 103 million American adults have high blood pressure — almost half of all adults in the United States. When that many people are suffering from the same condition, it’s a problem. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when blood circulates too fast...

5 Signs of Low Testosterone and What You Can Do to Relieve Symptoms May 28th, 2020

Low testosterone occurs in men when the testicles don’t produce the levels of the male sex hormone that they’re designed to produce. This can cause many problems for men because testosterone plays an important role in the male body. It helps develop sexual characteristics, maintain muscle and bone mass, keep...

Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder Mar 2nd, 2020

If you feel an unexplained loss of interest in everything around you as late fall turns into winter each year, you might have more than just a case of the holiday blues — you may be suffering from a form of depression called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).   Don’t worry,...

What is Hypertension? Feb 24th, 2020

Every human being needs blood pressure to survive. Your blood must have some force behind it to move throughout your body. Your actual blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps out and by the amount of resistance that blood encounters as it flows through your...

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Right for You? Jan 1st, 2020

Millions of men and women reach a stage in their lives where their sex hormone production plummets. This natural decline typically happens when you reach your 50s, but can occur in your 40s and sometimes earlier. You may feel tired, fuzzy and not quite like yourself without realizing that your...

Learn About the Abnormal Cells Found in Pap Smears Dec 11th, 2019

Most women are recommended to get a Pap smear every year. It’s an important test that can check on the health of your cervix and identify possible problems. Most of the time, you get a card in the mail that says your results are normal. But, sometimes, your doctor says...

If You're Experiencing These Symptoms, You Might Be Suffering From PTSD Nov 6th, 2019

If you’re suffering from a traumatic event, it takes time to move on. You might feel as though your mind and body have healed, but symptoms can return. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can look and feel like depression or rage. It makes it difficult to adjust to social situations or...

Spotting the Signs of Substance Abuse Oct 1st, 2019

There were nearly 68 thousand overdose deaths in America last year.  The signs of substance abuse are not always easy to decipher from signs of a mental health issue, or even normal adolescent development. When someone you love acts differently than their usual demeanor, or you notice changes in their...

Most Common Infant Illnesses (And How to Prevent Them) Sep 18th, 2019

It’s hard for any parent when their child gets sick, but it’s even harder when they’re an infant. Even the healthiest babies will come down with a bug at some point. Without a fully developed immune system, it’s hard for your baby to fight off germs that older children and...

5 Lifestyle Swaps for Better Heart Health Aug 6th, 2019

Heart disease is one of the primary causes of death in the United States, claiming over 600,000 lives a year and affecting both men and women across ethnic groups. Although the statistics are alarming, making some lifestyle changes can help. If you work hard on adjusting eating habits, exercising more,...

Diabetes 101: How Glucose Actually Affects Your Body Jul 15th, 2019

Every day, millions of people check their blood sugar levels. If you’re diabetic, you may know what to do if that number is too high or too low, but do you know what that number means?  Dr. Ann Morvai and her team at Arlington Family Practice strives to make sure...

Here's How Your Doctor Can Help Create The Right Diet And Exercise Plan Jun 20th, 2019

It seems as though you can’t turn anywhere these days without hearing or reading something about the latest diet craze. From counting carbs to denying carbs, and eating like cavemen to eating only plant-based foods, opinions about diets are everywhere. And yet, with all of these miraculous diet plans, the...

Is Stress Making Your Hypertension Worse? Jun 14th, 2019

Hypertension is another name for high blood pressure. When your blood moves through your blood vessels with force, it creates a pressure on the walls of the vessels, causing your blood pressure to rise. Chronic hypertension — when your blood pressure reads high on a regular basis — can lead...

When Does Depression Warrant Medical Intervention? Learn to Recognize the Signs May 30th, 2019

There are any number of difficult situations in life: money hardships, health concerns involving  you or a loved one, and relationship issues, to name a few. Often these events make you feel sad and lonely, and your feelings are normal reactions. Unfortunately, if you have depression, you may find that...

Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection May 1st, 2019

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month- Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States? Exposure to the sun’s UV (ultraviolet) rays is one of the main risk factors for skin cancer. Here’s what you need to know.   Understanding Sunscreen When...

The benefits of using retional & vitamin A Apr 24th, 2019

Vitamin A helps to oxidize free radicals that damage your body and skin. Not only does it help reduce fine lines, reduce and lighten age spots, and help to rejuvenate skin, it is important for your body as well. Deficiencies in Vitamin A can lead to fatigue, dry hair, cracked and dry nails,...

8 Tips for Managing Spring Allergy and Asthma Flare-ups Apr 16th, 2019

Here in New England, winters can be long and gray, so when the warmer temperatures and bright colors of spring begin to arrive, you’re quite understandably eager to get outside. But if you’re an allergy sufferer or you have asthma, you probably already know that those beautiful blooms are wolves...

6 Signs You May be Suffering From Low Testosterone Mar 1st, 2019

After age 30, testosterone levels in men can decline somewhat, and this is often not problematic. But if your testosterone levels get too low, it can cause a range of symptoms and interfere with your daily life, overall wellness, and relationships. If you suspect you’re dealing with such symptoms, the...

Could You be Among the Millions of Americans Who Have High Blood Pressure and Don’t Know it? Feb 14th, 2019

It’s estimated that 100 million Americans have high blood pressure, and half of them are unaware of it. Also known as hypertension, elevated blood pressure often causes no symptoms. It can silently damage your body and raise the chances of causing a heart attack or stroke. What’s more, many Americans...