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… [Read More]

Ramps

Spring has sprung and the grass is starting to rise. With warmer spring weather -hopefully- just around the corner, the annual push of spring seasonal produce is upon us. I love getting in seasonal produce. After a long, cold (ok, it wasn’t that cold) Hungarian winter, devoid of fresh vegetables, it’s nice to finally get… [Read More]

Allergies at a Glance

While Spring bursts forth with a profusion of nature at its most wonderful, for allergy sufferers it means pollen from trees, grass, grain, and weeds, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, itchy red eyes, a runny or stuffy nose, and serious investment in tissue supplies. A variety of tests now exist to diagnose allergic conditions such as the… [Read More]

Each day is D day

In the past, lovers of sunshine have been warned on numerous occasions about limiting the hours of tanning to protect themselves from the damaging rays of the sun. Though the results of the anti-sun campaign are promising, there is an unexpected side effect to the crusade against skin cancer: apparently our body does not get… [Read More]

Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Sight

In 2018, World Glaucoma Week falls on the week of March 11-18. This time is dedicated to raising awareness for the importance of this ocular disease, which is easy to control but difficult to spot without targeted screening. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes progressive damage of the optic… [Read More]

Feeling SAD?

Have you been feeling particularly dejected, lethargic and all-around fatigued? Do you feel a lack of interest in activities you generally enjoy and instead feel like all you want to do is sleep or eat? If you recognize these signs in yourself or a friend, you may be dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD… [Read More]

Influenza vs. the Common Cold

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 mid-December.… [Read More]

Pediatrician or Urgent Care?

Pediatrician or Urgent Care? Even with minor illnesses or injuries, it can be very frightening to experience that your child is unwell, and it is often difficult to decide whether it is sufficient to call your pediatrician or if it is necessary to take your child into urgent care. In cases of common ailments, such… [Read More]

Are you tired of always feeling tired?

Nobody enjoys feeling exhausted. It makes it more difficult to focus on the details of an uninspiring work project, to respond calmly to the wailing of a child, or to take the time and energy to prepare a meal instead of grabbing unhealthy fast food. Feeling tired causes irritability towards people around us, decreases our motivation… [Read More]

Back to School

The transition period from the summer break back to school time can be quite a struggle for kids, youngsters in particular. The relatively unregulated, free, playtime feeling of summer clashes with the more rigorous, structured environment of school. Fortunately, there are things you can do to make this changing period a bit easier on your… [Read More]