Dr. Gloria Mendizabal-Piedra MD

(305) 823-2433

3986 W. 16 Avenue | Hialeah, FL 33012


What Do Antibiotics Do To Your Gut Health?

What Do Antibiotics Do To Your Gut Health?

Antibiotics are an invaluable part of modern medicine. In 1928, Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin. Over a century later, penicillin and many other antibiotics have saved the lives of millions of people. While there are many benefits of antibiotics, it’s important to know what antibiotics do to your gut health. What Do Antibiotics Do? Antibiotics fight infections by either stopping the reproduction of bacteria or destroying them. Usually, our body’s immune system is capable of killing off bacteria before it can multiply. White blood cells attack harmful bacteria, even if you’ve experienced symptoms, the body is equipped to… Read More

South Florida Health Statistics That Will Shock You

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Are you familiar with South Florida health statistics? South Florida isn’t just the home of sunshine, beaches, and non-stop nightlife. If you live in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County, you live in 3 of the top 10 healthiest counties in the state – but what does that actually mean?  How Healthy is South Florida? The Sun-Sentinel reported recently that all three South Florida counties ranked in the top 10 healthiest counties in Florida – a feat that was last achieved 9 years ago. Miami-Dade jumped to 5th place from 23rd, Palm Beach ranked 8th for the second year in a… Read More

Hurricane Prep For Your Pet

When we think of hurricane preparation, we often think of shutters, water, and candles. It is usually afterward that we consider our pets. However, our pets are huge parts of our lives and must be considered in storm preparation. If you have never experienced a hurricane before, you may be confused about how to get your pet ready. The reality is, it is not much different than preparing for ourselves. Read on for a few tips to get pet-ready for a hurricane. This may be obvious, but make sure to bring your pet inside well before the storm begins. If… Read More