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Ask Dr. Sandy: Legal Drug Abuse

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:45am

Is it okay to take antibiotics, even if you don't have a bacterial infection? The frightening fact is antibiotic misuse is dangerous to your health. Taking antibiotics needlessly increases chances of infections with...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Antibiotic Warning

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 10:48am

On March 12, 2013, the FDA issued a safety warning linking azithromycin use to fatal heart rhythms. It refers to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that found increases in heart related deaths in...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Should I Take Probiotics?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:49pm

We usually think of bacteria as being bad. The truth is, many bacteria are good, but antibiotics kill them all, which can lead to overgrowth of genuinely bad bacteria. A new study finds taking probiotics – which are...

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