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Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012

Recent Posts

5 Activities That Can Help Your Mental Health

Maintaining a healthy mind is just as important as keeping a healthy body. If you make a conscious effort concerning what you eat and what you put on your skin, you must also make an effort to protect yourself from mental illness. Here are five activities that can help you stay mentally healthy and live a balanced life. Taking care of your body. Stick to a nutritious diet that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free dairy, lean meats, poultry, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. Avoid sugary food. Watch your caffeine intake. Drink lots of water. Do not smoke. Exercise for… Read More

4 Ways to Tame Your Summer Allergies

Allergies affect as many as 50 million Americans every year. It is the fifth-leading chronic disease in the United States, affecting people of all ages. Summer excites many people, especially those of us who live down here South Florida. The flowers and trees are in bloom, the streets are alive, and peoples’ noses run like the Hialeah River. Summer is a wonderful time of the year, but the news is not all good. If you are one of the many people who suffers from summer allergies, you know how hard it can be to operate normally while dealing with inflammation…. Read More

4 Easy Exercises for Senior Men

According to the American Heart Association, about 42.2 million Americans over the age of 60 have some form of cardiovascular disease. Exercising is good for more than just your heart though. Having a healthy routine is more than just good for elongating your life expectancy, but it also makes senior men more energetic and independent. As part of our commitment to our community, we have prepared a list of the best exercises for senior men. Walking This is the easiest one. It costs nothing, and anyone can do it. Walking is incredibly easy on your joints as well. Before you… Read More

5 Must Haves for Senior Safety

Improving seniors’ homes and getting new devices is essential to ensure their safety and good quality of life. These are 5 simple modifications and upgrades that should be done to make aging the most convenient for your loved one. Shower Upgrades If we have to name only one home modification, it would be your shower or bathtub. The safest way is to get a walk-in shower, which is easy to enter and exit. There are also walk-in tubs designed to help seniors avoid slipping hazards. If you want to keep your old bathtub or can’t get a new one, there… Read More

Allergy Symptoms and Treatments 101

Miami is in the Top 100 of America’s worst cities for allergies, and allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic disease in the United States. It seems as if it is always allergy season down here in Miami. One of the best parts of living in the Magic City is that it always blooming. This means, however, that all this greenery is spouting pollen, which aggravates allergies. As part of our commitment to you, we have prepared a few guidelines about allergies, in their symptoms and treatment. Symptoms An allergic response is an overreaction of the body’s natural defense… Read More

The 411 of IV Fusion Therapy

Sometimes you need to try a variety of different treatment options in order to find the one that helps you the most. Traditional treatments may not always work for everyone, meaning that some people need to contact a doctor who knows other treatments. Becoming educated on your options can help you to make informed decisions that are going to positively impact your life. Among these options is IV fusion therapy. This post will help you understand what this is and guide you in its application. The Fundamentals You may be wondering just what this type of therapy even is. Normal… Read More

5 Exercises for Women Over 60

The American College of Sports Medicine says that a 60-year-old woman who exercises regularly can be as strong as an inactive 40-year-old woman. You do not have to be ashamed if you are already aged 60 and above. You can still do exercises in order to lose fat, improve stamina and retain the strength of your bones and muscles.   Exercises For Weight Loss   The chances for gaining weight increases when you reach 60 years old and above. This is due to the fact that aging causes you to lose muscle mass which affects the body’s metabolic rate and… Read More

5 Medical Conditions that Can Be Improved with IV Fusion Therapy

When you have health issues, you are always searching for different treatments that can help you feel better. Sometimes this means using various different treatments in order to maximize your results. One treatment that is getting a lot of attention these days is IV infusion therapy. As it turns out, this therapy can be very helpful in treating a variety of different conditions. Here are 5 specific medical conditions where you can see incredible improvements when you use IV fusion therapy. Kidney Problems IV fusion therapy can have a lot of benefits for people with various kidney problems. This type… Read More

How to Prevent & Treat Diabetes in Older Adults

Diabetes Mellitus is an age-old disease going way back into the times of the ancient Egyptians. It continues to wreak havoc on the lives of people today. The trend for this will continue as the constant availability of fast food and sedentary lifestyles remain the options for the general populace. The most vulnerable for this is the growing demographic of older citizens who may not have had the luxury to take care of their blood sugar during the earlier years. The Start of Disease Diabetes Mellitus has two types: Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 is an inborn defect… Read More