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Baby Bump Basics

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:38am

So you’re pregnant. Your baby bump starts showing. You begin to gain weight. But how much weight should you gain and how much is too much? Weight gain during pregnancy is important because it affects both your health...

Ask Dr. Sandy: No Smoking in the OR

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 2:42am

Should you quit smoking before an operation? Any reason to stop smoking is a good one. Surgery is especially so. People who smoke are more likely to have problems after an operation. These increased risks mean a higher...

Dr. Sandy Says: Weight Loss is a Simple Equation

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:38am

Math isn’t always easy. Especially when it’s the equation we need to balance caloric intake with output. But there are some simple – not necessarily easy – ways to tilt the scales in your favor...

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...

Frozen Berry Mix Tainted with Hep A

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:17am

Costco has voluntarily recalled its Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Frozen Berry Mix, due to concerns about Hepatitis A contamination. The berry mix in question contains berries harvested in the United States...

My kid playing with the water sponge I made for his party last weekend.  Very successful!

Water Games to Beat the Heat

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:54am

With temperatures hitting the 90’s around most of the state this week, water play is a great way to have fun and keep cool. As kids, we needed little more than a sprinkler in the yard. However, I have quite a few...

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New Viral Threat: MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:57am

An outbreak of SARS – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – caused hundreds of deaths and infected thousands more, little more than a decade ago. A new coronavirus, in the same family, has been linked to human infection...

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Dr. Sandy Says: The Mediterranean Diet is Good For Your Heart

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, June 17, 2013 - 7:00am

There is a diet that includes fat, nuts, and wine. And it’s good for you. Dr. Sandy has the delicious details. Watch the video below for all of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet on Your Health Matters...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does Breast Feeding Prevent Obesity?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:00am

Breast milk is nutritionally complete. It has great benefits for your baby. But is preventing obesity one of them? Find out in this installment of Ask Dr. Sandy. brightcove....

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New Developments in Chinese Bird Flu

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 21, 2013 - 11:45am

The CDC has been working diligently and has identified a candidate vaccine virus that can be used to make vaccine against H7N9 if needed. The CDC has not yet recommended against travel to China but does advise...

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