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]

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]

Healthy Hungarian Foods

Székelykáposzta with Turkey Nothing like delicious comfort food to warm you from the inside out during the coming chilly autumn months! Székely Káposzta (or Transylvanian Cabbage, originally made with grease and pork instead of olive oil and turkey) is a savory, filling dish frequently prepared in Hungarian homes, particularly in the colder seasons. Enjoy a… [Read More]

Vaccinations

Vaccination is the process of administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to produce immunity to a disease. The material administered can either be live but weakened forms of pathogens (bacteria or viruses), killed or inactivated forms of these pathogens, or purified material such as proteins.