Blog Archive

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...

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...