Happy New Year!

welcome2014Welcome the New Year with FirstMed

All of us at FirstMed would like to wish our readers a happy, healthy, and successful new year. As many of you know, 2014 is the fifteenth year our clinic has been providing care in Budapest, and our birthday is now only a month away, on February 15th. Some of the best prizes of our ‘Anniversary Countdown Contest’ are still up for grabs, during the remaining three drawings. You can still register and win great prizes offered by the clinic and its business partners, by registering here. In this month’s issue, you can find out more about the services and products of our partners.

The start of a new year is the ideal time to take steps towards a new and improved you. In this month’s issue, we have put together several helpful tips to complement your plans to lose that holiday weight, and not only get into shape this year, but keep it that way. To ensure your success, it is important to keep a positive, patient mindset, and commitment that does not waver in the face of minor setbacks.

In support of healthy nutrition, take a look at our January recipe. This rich lentil soup is easy to prepare, tasty and filling. Furthermore, it is one of the traditional foods that is customary to eat on New Year’s Day in Hungary, but it’s not too late to enjoy it now. High in fiber, it is a great addition to your diet plan.

This month, we show you a key element from a part of our clinic that is often overlooked, despite their vital contribution to FirstMed’s success. Zsuzsanna Horváth, our Laboratory Coordinator, and her team, have an extensive role assisting doctors with running and analysing diagnostic tests which help provide doctors with answers to help you stay healthy.

We know how disconcerting it can be to see your child feeling unwell. This is why we have prepared some guidelines to assist you in deciding whether it is necessary to take your child to the clinic, or if it suffices to call your pediatrician. At FirstMed we also offer monthly Pediatric First Aid seminars, that prepare parents to deal with dangerous or emergency situations affecting their children, until the arrival of qualified help. These two hours could help save your child’s life. Sign up for our upcoming Pediatric First Aid Course.

We hope our newsletter continues to supply you with helpful tips and useful information, and contributes to making the most of 2014!