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PCOS – a Common Female Endocrine Disorder

Have you been struggling with your weight from a young age? Have you noticed irregularities in your menstrual cycles? Have you been screened for PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome? Although PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common female endocrine disorders, affecting 1 out of 15 women, its underlying causes are somewhat mysterious. It appears to be […]

Disease may be just a tick away

The warming weather at this time of year is arriving with an unwanted bite — from ticks. Some tick bites already have occurred locally, and health organizations say people should be taking precautions while outdoors. Ticks are small arachnids related to spiders that attach to the skin of a person or animal, and they feed […]

Acne Breakouts

Controlling Problem Pimples Zits. Pimples. Spots. Whatever you call it, acne can cause discomfort and embarrassment. This skin condition affects most people at some point during their lives. About 4 out of every 5 people experience acne outbreaks between the ages of 11 and 30. Acne starts in the skin’s oil glands. The hair on […]

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, […]