Entries by Liam

COVID-19 advice for self-monitoring at home

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19): advice sheet for self-monitoring at home Source: Public Health England, adapted by the National Public Health Center, Hungary Version: 2020-03-12  Stay at home You should remain in your home for 14 days, except for getting medical care (see sections 4 and 8 before getting medical care). Do not go to work, kindergarten, […]

Current Coronavirus / Covid-19 news

In relation to the pre-screening of FirstMed patients, our medical staff have instituted these protocols: When booking the consultation, patients experiencing symptoms (fever, coughing, shortness of breath) of Covid-19 who have traveled to, or been in contact with people who have returned from High-Risk countries; e.g. Italy, China, South Korea, Israel, and Iran; will be […]

Coronavirus strikes in Hungary

Written March 5, 2020 Two Iranian students have become Hungary’s first confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. “Two patients have been taken into medical care due to coronavirus infections,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a Facebook video message on Wednesday, March 4. “Two foreigners, students studying in Hungary, Iranians, they are currently symptom-free it […]

Finger Numbness

Could It Be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Do you have tingling or numbness in your hand or fingers? It could be a sign that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, you’ll get pain in your thumb, index, and middle finger. You may find that your hands are clumsy, and it’s harder to grip things. Symptoms of […]

Gluten: good or bad?

Gluten-free alternatives are fairly common these days but consumers should know how necessary they are and what benefits they give. Gluten are the naturally occurring proteins in wheat, barley and rye, and eating them can be life-threatening to people with celiac disease. Celiac disease is a reaction to eating gluten, triggering an immune response in […]

Beware eye diseases

Getting older increases your risk of some eye diseases. You might also have a higher risk of some such problems if you are overweight or obese, or have a family history of eye disease. A check-up with FirstMed’s optometrist is recommended. Other health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, can also increase your […]

It’s a fact, folks

It’s a fact, folks FirstMed tries to keep up with all the new studies and reports that come out virtually every day. It can be tough work staying on top of what’s new in the wellness world but for your benefit, we’ve assembled 10 reliable health-related facts that just might give you pause for thought. […]

DWS: Driving While Sleepy

Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel Drive alert and stay unhurt. Learn the risks of drowsy driving and how to protect yourself. The Drowsy Driving Problem Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. The risk, danger, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of […]

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing The British mental health charity ‘Mind’ offers five steps to better wellbeing that have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation, a British think-tank that promotes “social, economic and environmental justice”. I. Connect There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is […]

Welcome to our New Look

Welcome Back! The FirstMed newsletter is back and we’ve got a lot of very exciting announcements!  To coincide with our 20-year anniversary, we celebrate the next chapter of our story with a brand new look. Our website is completely refreshed for the first time in 6 years and we’ve recommitted to our mantra to express our […]

Risks for Young Eyes

Screens putting teens in glasses? It’s known that gazing at a phone or computer screen for hour on hour isn’t exactly healthy for young eyes, and now it may be getting worse. United Kingdom-based eye care company Scrivens Opticians has a new study that reveals the percentage of youngsters 13 to 16 years old who […]

Hidden poisons in our food

Takeaway packaging is suspect People who cook at home have lower levels of potentially harmful chemicals in their blood, and items used to package and prepare restaurant and takeaway meals may be to blame. PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a widely used group of chemicals that are resistant to heat and don’t easily […]