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The Best of Budapest Awards

It was doubly satisfying for all of us here at FirstMed when we attended the 26th annual Best of Budapest awards on Saturday April 6, 2019 and were awarded the prestigious Best in Class award for Health and Medical Services. Why? Because not only did we walk away with the prize, having been selected above… [Read More]

Fungal Infections – Protect Your Health

Have you wondered about your chances of getting a fungal infection? Here are 10 questions you can use to understand fungal infections, learn how you can get sick, and know what you need to do to stay healthy. Fungi are everywhere. There are millions of different species of fungi on Earth, but only about 300… [Read More]

The Inflamed Brain

Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis When you get sick, some germs can attack the brain or the protective lining that surrounds the brain. This can cause swelling and lead to severe illness, or even death. It’s important to recognize the symptoms so you can get medical help as quickly as possible. When the brain swells, it’s… [Read More]

Pan-fried spaghetti with mint and ramsons

Ramsons: Those tender wild onions greens which pop up every spring for a few weeks; if you blink you may miss them. In Hungarian they are commonly known as medvehagyma, or bear onion, and have a nice taste of garlic to them. Once a rarity now they can be found quite easily at most fresh… [Read More]

20 Years in Hungary: A message from FirstMed CEO, Dennis Diokno

Over the past twenty years, FirstMed has experienced an exciting journey. Our team started with five employees and has grown to over 100. We are proud that a little over 75% of our employees have been with us for five or more years…13 have been with us since our first year! Our experienced team of health… [Read More]

Killing with kindness?

Your lover has showered you with beautiful (and expensive) chocolates this Valentine’s Day. It was a lovely thought, of course (and saved the giver from an awful fate, had they forgotten). But was it really wise? How healthy is all that wonderful, tasty, creamy, dreamy chocolate? There is much evidence that cocoa can provide powerful… [Read More]

German Rabbit Stew

German Rabbit Stew Growing up in the suburbs of New York City rabbit was never on the menu. I always wanted to try it but never got around to it until moving to Hungary where, come winter-time it could be easily found in the markets. My first try provided good results but didn’t wow me… [Read More]

Control Your Cholesterol

Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke Have you had your cholesterol checked? Most adults should have a cholesterol test every 4 to 6 years. That’s because nearly 78 million American adults have high levels of the type of cholesterol that’s linked to heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your… [Read More]

Knowing is Not Enough (part II)

In December 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 preventing disease that may be genetic. Finding disease early can often mean better health in the long run. Here is part II… [Read More]

Chicken with Plums and Figs

Bring some color into the first month of winter. Spice up your December with our exciting recipe that combines sweet dried fruits with the savory flavor of chicken and sophisticated aroma of dry white wine. Complete your meal with the side of your choice– we recommend steamed rice with peas or scalloped potatoes! Ingredients: 4… [Read More]