Ticks are small spider-like insects that feed by inserting their mouths into the skin of a host and slowly taking in blood. During the feeding process they can transmit infections through their saliva. The tick´s saliva also has a numbing effect and so the bite can go unnoticed.
In Central Europe two most common diseases transmitted by ticks are Tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme Disease.
Love Your Heart
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer 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.[read article]
Physicals for Kids
Opinions vary regarding how often your school-age child should have a complete physical. As a minimum, most pediatricans recommend a well-child exam before your child enters kindergarten and before entering high school. An additional examination is usually required for participation in a school sport.[read article]
Check Your Spots - Take Our Test
Though statistics vary nation-by-nation, skin cancer and melanoma are among the most common types of the more than 200 types of cancer, which have been identified so far. Take our test to find out if any of your moles might be malignant.[read article]
Dry Eye Syndrome and Punctal Plugs
Do your eyes feel too dry? Does it feel as though you had a mote of dust or an eyelash in your eye? Perhaps you have an unpleasant burning, stinging sensation that is not relieved by frequent blinking? Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular problems; a full one third of people experience it at some point during their lives.[read article]
Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which are the membranes that enclose the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by either a bacterium or a virus. The seriousness and treatment of the disease is considerably different for the viral and for the bacterial form. Viral (or aseptic) meningitis is typically less severe and usually heals spontaneously within one-two weeks. The bacterial (septic) form, however, is much more serious and can lead to brain damage or death.[read article]
Your dazzling summer smile
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Brighten your smile with a procedure that was designed to give you whiter teeth with maximum results in the shortest possible time.[read article]
Diseases spread by ticks
Ticks are small spider-like creatures that feed by inserting their mouths into the skin of a host and slowly taking in blood. During the feeding process they can transmit infections through their saliva, which also has a numbing effect and so the bite can go unnoticed.[read article]
In the past, lovers of sunshine have been warned on numerous occasions about limiting the hours of tanning and protecting 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 enough of the ever so important Vitamin D.[read article]
A weekend in California – a pediatric conference through the eyes of a Hungarian doctor
The weekend in California was mainly about prevention and patient problems pediatricians have to face everyday. We’ve known before that in the western world and in the USA prevention is emphasized constantly, but it was interesting to see that this starts to include issues which pediatricians haven’t paid much attention to before.[read article]
Many of us experience this state of low energy and weariness with the arrival of spring that is commonly known as spring fatigue or spring fever. However, it is not categorised as a diagnosed illness and its causes have not yet been fully determeined.[read article]
Allergy 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 skin scratch test (In the presence of allergy there will be a reaction to a known allergen) or blood tests.[read article]
How to Reduce Your Healthcare Costs While Living Overseas
In the US and other countries medical insurance can cost several times more than in many international countries. American expats in particular can pay two, three, or even four times less for medical insurance.[read article]
The Basics of Healthcare in Hungary
If you are planning a move or trip to Hungary or have recently arrived, you should be aware of the basics of the Hungarian healthcare system.[read article]
First Weeks at Home with a Newborn
For many mothers the first weeks at home with a new baby are often the hardest in their lives. You will probably feel overworked, even overwhelmed.[read article]
Lick the Salt Habit
Multiple benefits of less salt intake...
Tips for Ragweed Allergy
Ragweed, found growing in fields and beside roads, is responsible for most of late summer and early fall allergy symptoms like runny nose and itchy eyes but can also lead to more serious problems such as sinus infection and asthma.[read article]
Hypertension, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity and physical inactivity. What do these conditions have in common? They are all on the top ten list of leading causes of preventable deaths in the world.[read article]
Baby Massage for Health and Happiness
Becoming a mummy isn’t always easy. This can be even more daunting if you are an expat in a foreign country away from family and friends. Why not sign up to a baby massage course to relax yourself and your baby and make the bond between you even tighter?[read article]
As many as one woman in every seven will get breast cancer at some time in her life, which is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women from developed countries. Although this is overwhelmingly a female disease, about 1% of cases do occur in men.[read article]
Diabetes mellitus is a disorder in which blood sugar (glucose) levels are abnormally high because the body does not produce enough insulin.[read article]
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.[read article]
Melatonin and Jet Lag
Jet lag commonly affects air travelers who cross several time zones. It results from the body´s internal rhythms being out of step with the day-night cycle at the destination. Melatonin is a pineal hormone that plays a central part in regulating bodily rhythms and has been used as a drug to realign them with the outside world.[read article]
"This summer things will be different. I will be happily wearing shorts and skirts with bare legs, rather than trousers. Not because I’ve lost weight, but because I’ve had my varicose veins treated." /Patient/[read article]
Are you feeling SAD?
We all know how waking up on a sunny day can lift our spirits, while a grey, rainy day may make us feel down. Fortunately, for the majority of us these shifts in moods will not affect our ability to cope with daily activities. For a minority group though this is exactly what can happen.[read article]
Do you lead a stressful life? Do you find it hard to sleep at night?
Recent research has found that men who are stressed and suffer sleepless nights run double the risk of contracting diabetes.[read article]
You exercise your body but are you exercising your brain?
It is now regarded that mental exercise and physical exercise are equally important to remain healthy throughout your life. These, in addition to a healthy diet, are a great benefit to ageing well. Keeping the brain active is important in preventing memory loss and other neurological disorders. Mental stimulation and exercises are necessary in our daily lives to reduce and prevent mental decline![read article]
Are you ...feeling anxious or suffering panic attacks? ...constantly feeling pressured, rushed or hassled? ...feeling irritable and moody?[read article]
Second Hand Smoke is bad for your child’s mental health
Did you know that Second Hand Smoke contains 4000 toxic chemicals and can increase a non smoker’s risk of lung cancer and heart disease by 25% ![read article]
Vital Vitamins - Are you getting enough?
Eating plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you ward off heart disease and stroke, control blood pressure, prevent some types of cancer, avoid a painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis, and guard against cataract and macular degeneration, two common causes of vision loss.[read article]
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.[read article]