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Ask Dr. Sandy: How Much Exercise?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:10am

The CDC says all adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity each week plus muscle strengthening exercises at least 2 days per week. You decide what to do -- just do enough of it. And keep...

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'Tiger' Mosquito Raises West Nile concerns

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:00am

The prime time for West Nile infection is right now: June through September. Get ready. West Nile is spread to humans and other animals from the bite of infected mosquitoes. This year, there’s a new critter to...

Dr. Sandy Says: Low Calorie Sweeteners Can Be Great Sugar Substitutes

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, July 1, 2013 - 8:00am

When it comes to sugar, calories can add up fast! Low-calorie and non-caloric sweeteners can help you cut calores, but don’t use them as an excuse for consuming other calorie-laden products. Here's the lowdown...

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Name Change: Obesity

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, July 5, 2013 - 6:30am

You have probably seen the headline from the recent American Medical Association meeting: obesity is now classified as a disease. This is a controversial and complex decision. Some argue that how much and what you...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Smoking to Stay Thin Is Unhealthy

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, July 8, 2013 - 12:00pm

You may smoke to help you diet. If you stop, you may gain weight. Which is the lesser of these two evils? Dr. Sandy examines the relative dangers of weight gain or keeping smoking. Watch the full Your Health Matters...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:00am

From fad diets to unregulated potions promising quick and easy ways to lose weight, there is a lot of mis-information about obesity. A new study debunks some of these weight loss myths. Here's the truth about some...

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Hepatitis A Signs and Symptoms

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, July 12, 2013 - 7:30am

Hepatitis A is a virus that causes liver inflammation. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay-colored stool, joint pain, and yellowing of the skin or eyes...

Dr. Sandy Says: Dietary Calcium is Best for Bones

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 9:14am

Calcium can help make strong bones. But it can also help make kidney stones. Dr. Sandy details the best places for you to get the calcium you need. Tune in to GPB this weekend for the full story. Bones and Stones...

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...

Baldness and Heart Disease

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, July 19, 2013 - 6:00am

Nearly half of adult men are losing their hair. They could be losing their hearts too. A new study links baldness to an increased risk of heart disease. The study, published in the medical journal BMJ Open, reviewed...

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