Dr. Agueda Hernandez, MD

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  • Baptist Health South Florida

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  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    The most effective way of keeping children from getting viral or bacterial infections in school is by teaching them to wash their hands frequently – before they eat, every time they go to the bathroom and after playing or other shared classroom activity. 
    The best hand-washing involves applying soap and water...Read More
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    No child lugging around school books and supplies should be carrying more than 20 percent of his or her body weight. And that ratio should go down if the child complains of discomfort. 
    Children should secure their backpacks properly over both shoulders. Habitually carrying backpacks over one shoulder...Read More
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    In Type 1 diabetes, cells within the body harm the pancreas’ ability to produce insulin. Without insulin, the body cannot convert sugar from food into nutrients for cells. Excess sugar builds up in the bloodstream and may eventually cause severe damage to organs and premature death.
    Medical researchers...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Antidepressants are commonly used to treat social phobia, but a new report argues that "talk therapy" is the better first option.

    In a review of 101 clinical trials, researchers found that "cognitive behavioral therapy" often helped people with s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For people mired in grief after a loved one's death, a specially designed therapy may work better than a standard treatment for depression, a new study finds.

    The debilitating condition, known as complicated grief, is often mistaken for depress...Full Article

  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don’t replace lost fluids, you may become severely dehydrated. Severe dehydration requires immediate medical attention, to avoid progression...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests.

    The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention effo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, may raise the risk of low levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) among patients with an underactive thyroid, a new study suggests.

    The researchers cautioned that l...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Measuring how quickly a child's brain processes sounds might help identify the severity of autism, according to a new study.

    Observing children's brainwaves may also allow identification of autism earlier than is currently possible, the study au...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

    Researchers at one children's hospital found that preemies gained weight faster, were mor...Full Article

  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Sweat is our body’s way of keeping cool, but when we perspire we lose body fluids and that can lead to dehydration. Drinking water or other fluids is a must before you head outdoors to exercise. And keeping hydrated during intense running or other activity in the heat is vital. 
    Here are some other...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers fou

    ...Full Article
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Yes. The sun's UVA rays are so strong they can penetrate some clothing and even glass. Clouds are no deterrent. The Skin Cancer Foundation says that up to 80 percent of the sun's UV rays can pass through clouds. Many people get serious sunburns on overcast days because they think they don't need...Read More
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Most skin cancers can be treated successfully if caught early. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the United States.
    Although melanoma accounts for only a small percentage of skin cancer cases, it’s far more dangerous than other types and...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to emergency room waiting times, patients seeking care at larger urban hospitals are likely to spend more time staring down the clock than those seen at smaller or more rural facilities, new research suggests.

    "The experience of c...Full Article