Blog Archive

Is COVID-19 Increasing Your Depression Levels? Jul 22nd, 2020

To quickly answer the question we pose in the title of this blog as to whether depression levels have risen with the COVID-19 outbreak, the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, the Census Bureau reports that one-third of Americans show signs of clinical anxiety and major depressive disorder, which...

What to Expect During Your First Well-Woman Exam Jun 12th, 2020

There’s no specific age to begin having well-woman visits. You might start having these critical annual checkups as a teenager, or you might wait until you become sexually active or reach a milestone birthday like 18 or 21. Regardless of your age, understanding what happens during a well-woman exam can...

Keeping Your Mental Health: Small Habits to Adjust to Quarantine Life May 28th, 2020

COVID-19 has abruptly changed a lot about the way people live. Instead of going to work, traveling, or socializing, you stay safe at home. Whether you're sheltering in place alone or helping a family member with ongoing educational needs, quarantine can be extremely stressful. In doing what you can to...

From Addiction to Mood Disorders, We Treat All Types of Mental Health Apr 21st, 2020

Studies show that almost half of all American adults experience some type of mental illness at some point. Mental disorders can develop early, affecting 1 in 7 children and adolescents. If you’re struggling with any type of mental health issue that’s causing concern for you or those around you, our...

What to Know When Heart Disease Runs in Your Family Mar 6th, 2020

When a close relative like your mother or father has a heart attack, it’s natural to wonder: “Is heart disease in my genes?” While it’s true that having a family history of heart disease raises your risk of developing it, too, your genes don’t have the final say.  Take note...

What Every Sexually-Active Adult Should Know About STDs and Getting Tested Feb 1st, 2020

At some point in your life, you’ve probably heard someone say: If you’re sexually active, you need to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). But you may think: Well, I don’t have any symptoms, so I must be OK, right? No, you actually may not be.   You’re not alone...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Cholesterol In Check in the New Year Jan 6th, 2020

Approximately 1 out of 8 Americans have high total cholesterol values. However, not all cholesterol is bad, and there are many ways to manage both your bad and total cholesterol levels without resorting to medication.  At All Day Medical Care Clinic in Gaithersburg, Maryland, our team of medical specialists can...