Dr. Agueda Hernandez, MD

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  • Baptist Health South Florida

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  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Since metabolic syndrome represents a group of risk factors, each one needs to be treated.  Your goal should be to reduce the odds of blood vessel and heart disease, and diabetes. 

    Treatment for most of the risk factors involves changes in lifestyle. An exercise program will help you control weight,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

    More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people exposed to high levels of black carbon -- the fine particle air pollution from traffic -- may have increased levels of leptin, a hormone linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Although the research doesn...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.

    Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found that consuming at least two servings of fish and omega-3s (long-c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Long-term Care:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.

    "The main concern centers on the under-appreciated burden ...Full Article

  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Dehydration is quite preventable, even in the heat and humidity found in South Florida and other locations affected by tropical weather. The problem with type of unique climate is that humidity affects how easily sweat evaporates from skin. 
    Sweat must be evaporated to cool off the body. When humidity is...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Caregiving:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your blood type may play a small role in your risk for dementia, a new study finds.

    People with blood type AB, which includes about 4 percent of the population, appear to have an increased risk for memory problems as they age. Over about three...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Fitness:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can interact with medications, causing harmful side effects.

    The American Academy of Family Physicians says these factors may raise your risk of a food/drug interaction:

    • Being a pregnant woman.
    • Being an older adult.
    • Having a c
    ...Full Article
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    The biggest risk associated with prediabetes is developing type 2 diabetes. Risk factors for both are much the same.

    Being overweight is a primary risk factor for prediabetes. Being inactive, advancing age, family history of diabetes or personal history of gestational diabetes are other risk f...Read More
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Your doctor may not be looking for metabolic syndrome, unless more than one of the risk factors raises concerns. Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of risk factors that often come up during routine physical exams, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels.

    The...Read More
  • Agueda Hernandez, MD - Miami, FL - Family Medicine
    Metabolic syndrome does not refer to a single condition but to a group of risk factors -- such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, undesirable cholesterol levels, and a large waist size. 

    Individually, these risk factors post a risk to your health. But when they're combined, they can add...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests.

    New York University researchers found that parents with w...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood burns are at increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, a new Australian study finds.

    "This research demonstrates that being hospitalized for a burn during childhood places that child in an increased risk g...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 20 states have obesity rates topping one-third of their population, and six states saw a rise in obesity rates last year, according to two new reports on America's worrisome, widening girth.

    The reports released Thursday -- one from t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reminder letters signed by family doctors improve the chances that women who are overdue for mammography will return for the breast cancer screening, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at nearly 5,400 women, ages 52 to 74, in British Columbi...Full Article