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Pandemic First Aid: What To Bring When You Travel

“What should I take?” is a common question you ask yourself while planning a trip and it is far more complicated during a pandemic. The contents of the travel health kit depend on which country you’re traveling to and the state of your health. To preserve your health it is important to pack remedies that […]

Dr. Vera Tory – The Doctor Of The Smallest

We published this article in June 2015 when we spoke with another fantastic doctor from our pediatric team Dr. Vera Tory. I will assume that you must have lived and worked abroad in an English-speaking country given your quality of the language? Well in fact I was born in Budapest; a child of two doctors. […]

February is ‘Heart Health Awareness’ month

February is ‘Heart Health Awareness’ month as cardiovascular disease is still the number one killer of men and women in the western world. Screening before symptoms develop gives the chance to identify those at high risk and prevent disease through lifestyle change and targeted treatments. Heart attacks and strokes are usually acute events that are mainly […]

General Tso’s Chicken

A Higher Rank of Chicken* One of my favorite dishes to order has always been General Tso’s Chicken. General Tso was a Qing dynasty military leader (if you couldn’t have guessed from the title) who is said to have celebrated each victory by having this dish prepared so he could dine on it while reflecting […]

Influenza vs. the Common Cold – 2019

  Both illnesses are caused by viruses and are not usually treated with antibiotics. Symptoms are similar, including runny nose, sore throat, fever, chills and muscle aches. Flu season usually starts around the end of November and peaks by late January or early February for northern climates. FLU PREVENTION Get a yearly flu shot by […]

Recipe: Delicious Duck

Duck legs with quince cabbage and mashed potatoes Enjoy this rich, full meal brought to you by FirstMed’s dietician, Henter Iza.   Ingredients: 4 fatty duck legs [or goose] 2 red onions 5-6 cloves of garlic 2 tsp shredded marjoram 1 tsp thyme a little ground black pepper 150 ml dry, white wine salt Steamed […]

Knowing is Not Enough (part II)

Last month we starting speaking about knowing and sharing your family medial history. By gathering this information and sharing with your doctor you will be able to start screening and taking steps towards prevents disease that may be genetic. Finding disease early can often mean better health in the long run. Here is part II […]

Knowing is Not Enough

Part I Has your mother or sister had breast cancer? Does your mother, father, sister, or brother have diabetes? Did your mother, father, brother, or sister have colorectal (colon) cancer before age 50? If you answered “yes,” you are more likely to get the same disease as your parent or sibling and should consider earlier […]

Lecsó à la française

One of my favorite, flavorful, and healthy summer dishes is what some Hungarians call ‘French Lecsó’, or better known as Ratatouille. The Disney movie which came out in 2007 was even titled ‘L’ecsó’ in Hungarian theaters rather than its original. While traditional Hungarian Lecsó is a fantastic blend of flavors, a ragout of onion, peppers, […]

Pear Cake

Craving a sweet treat? Enjoy the full flavors of autumn in a light, warm, delicious slice of pear cake. Our healthy recipe is simple and quick, and can be easily adjusted to your personal taste. Enjoy! Ingredients 10 dkg butter (100g) 1 small cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 dl sour cream (200g) 25 dkg […]

Physicals for Kids

Opinions vary regarding how often your school-age child should have a complete physical. As a minimum, most pediatricians recommend a well-child exam before your child enters kindergarten and before entering high school. An additional examination is usually required for participation in a school sport. Regular physicals are a great way to protect your child’s future […]

Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather!

Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths [in the US] each year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet many people still die from […]