Entries by Liam

Stop Ticks to Avoid Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases

Ticks carry germs that can cause Lyme disease and Tick-borne encephalitis. Use repellents to reduce the chance of being bitten by a tick. In addition to using repellents, check for ticks and shower after being outdoors to reduce your chance of getting a tick-borne disease. Get medical attention if you have a tick bite followed […]

Activity Helps All Ages

Exercising through the lockdown The World Health Organization is in the spotlight as it helps countries tackle the COVID-19 pandemic that, at latest update (April 21), has infected 2,482,044 people and killed 170,456 globally. The organization advises that we all can stay stronger by undertaking physical activity, and that some effort is better than doing […]

Boosting Your Immune System

Experts say that strengthening your immune system may help you keep healthy and fight viruses. Washing your hands and social distancing are key against the current coronavirus pandemic, plus the following five science-backed tips are offered to boost your immune response quickly and effectively. Stay active   Working out is a powerful way to boost […]

COVID-19 Advice for Self-Monitoring at Home

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19): advice sheet for self-monitoring at home Source: Public Health England, adapted by the National Public Health Center, Hungary Version: 2020-03-12 Stay at home You should remain in your home for 14 days, except for getting medical care (see sections 4 and 8 before getting medical care). Do not go to work, kindergarten, […]

Coronavirus Strikes in Hungary

  Written March 5, 2020 Two Iranian students have become Hungary’s first confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. “Two patients have been taken into medical care due to coronavirus infections,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a Facebook video message on Wednesday, March 4. “Two foreigners, students studying in Hungary, Iranians, they are currently symptom-free […]

Finger Numbness

Could It Be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Do you have tingling or numbness in your hand or fingers? It could be a sign that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Often, you’ll get pain in your thumb, index, and middle finger. You may find that your hands are clumsy, and it’s harder to grip things. Symptoms of […]

Gluten: good or bad?

Gluten-free alternatives are fairly common these days but consumers should know how necessary they are and what benefits they give. Gluten are the naturally occurring proteins in wheat, barley and rye, and eating them can be life-threatening to people with celiac disease. Celiac disease is a reaction to eating gluten, triggering an immune response in […]

Beware Eye Diseases

Getting older increases your risk of some eye diseases. You might also have a higher risk of some such problems if you are overweight or obese, or have a family history of eye disease. A check-up with FirstMed’s optometrist is recommended. Other health conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, can also increase your […]

It’s a fact, folks

It’s a fact, folks FirstMed tries to keep up with all the new studies and reports that come out virtually every day. It can be tough work staying on top of what’s new in the wellness world but for your benefit, we’ve assembled 10 reliable health-related facts that just might give you pause for thought. […]

DWS: Driving While Sleepy

Drowsy Driving: Asleep at the Wheel Drive alert and stay unhurt. Learn the risks of drowsy driving and how to protect yourself. The Drowsy Driving Problem Drowsy driving is a major problem in the United States. The risk, danger, and often tragic results of drowsy driving are alarming. Drowsy driving is the dangerous combination of […]

Five Ways to Wellbeing

Five Ways to Wellbeing The British mental health charity ‘Mind’ offers five steps to better wellbeing that have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation, a British think-tank that promotes “social, economic and environmental justice”. I. Connect There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is […]