Dr. Agueda Hernandez, MD

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  • Baptist Health South Florida

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  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    A visit to your doctor for a routine check-up can reveal most of the risk factors that comprise metabolic syndrome. They include high blood pressure, high blood sugar and unhealthy cholesterol levels. 

    This risk factor will be much more obvious: being overweight or have a large waist circumference,...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.

    The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fif...Full Article

  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    With few to no symptoms, prediabetes often goes unnoticed, unless your doctor does targeted blood-glucose testing.

    Traditional symptoms to watch out for include:
    • increased thirst
    • frequent urination
    • fatigue 
    • blurred vision

    Darkened areas of skin, particularly in body folds and creases,...Read More
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    If your blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, then you are likely "prediabetic."

    If you are prediabetic, you have a higher than normal chance of developing type 2 diabetes. However, research shows that you can lower your risk for type 2...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More children are hit by cars during September than any other month of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

    This means that parents, drivers and others need to be especially vigilant about traffic safety when schools across the United State...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition can translate to poor performance in school, experts say.

    Allison Bourgraf, a clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, offers these tips about healthy diets for schoolchildren in a medical center n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Before you decide it's safe to make a quick dash into the pharmacy while your toddler is asleep in a car seat during the hot months of summer, consider this: More than 600 children in the United States have died of vehicle-related heat stroke since 1998.<

    ...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight kids don't see themselves that way, which makes achieving a healthy weight almost impossible, researchers report.

    In a new study, 27 percent of children and teens underestimated their weight. Fewer than 3 percent overes...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens never outgrow their "growing pains," according to new research.

    Knee pain can persist for years, affecting teens' participation in sports and other activities, a Danish study found. If left untreated, so-called growing pains can beco...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guys, a loving spouse may save your life, U.S. health officials say. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same health benefits as marriage.

    Single and married men are more likely to see a doctor regularly than those...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the U.S. patients who receive implanted heart defibrillators have insurance and most of them are men, a new study reports.

    "The striking results show that major disparities are present with [implantable cardioverter defibrillator] implant...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- To mark Mother's Day, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is offering new moms tips and advice as they begin their journey into parenthood.

    First, schedule regular preventive "well-child" visits with your infant's pediatrician. If you're between a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating fruits and vegetables may reduce your stroke risk, according to a new review of worldwide research.

    Stroke risk declined by 32 percent for every 200 grams of fruit consumed each day, and by 11 percent for every 200 grams of daily v...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have trouble getting enough access to enough food, according to new research.

    The researchers, from the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Department of Veterans Affairs, surve...Full Article