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Dr. Sandy Says: Prostate Cancer Screening

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, July 22, 2013 - 6:27am

PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen. It may indicate prostate cancer. But – it may not. Here's a look at what's coming up on Your Health Matters this weekend on GPB: In the full segment Dr. Sandy looks at the...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Should Parents Encourage Kids To Clean Their Plates?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:12am

Clean your plate. Growing up, I heard that a lot from my mom. She wanted to make sure I ate a well balanced diet. And it worked then...But maybe not now. Portion sizes have gotten bigger. Unfortunately, so have too...

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Diabetes and Weight Lifting

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, July 26, 2013 - 9:00am

Here's some welcome news for type 2 diabetics that may sound too good to be true. You can get your blood sugar under better control without adding a new medication…and you don’t have to lose weight: you only have to...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Pets Have Health Benefits for People?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:30am

Pets are great companions, and a new study says they are also good for your health. The study, published in the journal Circulation, says having a pet could lower your heart disease risk. Previous studies have also...

Dr. Sandy Says: Take A Hike!

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, August 5, 2013 - 9:00am

Running just may not be what you want to do, or indeed can. Dr. Sandy has good news: walking – done right – offers you the same benefits. Here's a quick promo: Watch the Take A Hike...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Are Infant Sleep Positioners Safe?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 1:33pm

An infant sleep positioner may seem like a good idea. They're said to improve babies' sleep and prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). BEWARE! These devices are dangerous and the FDA says don't use them. Please...

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Baby Steps In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, August 9, 2013 - 8:00am

The CDC just released the nation’s latest report card on childhood obesity. For several decades, obesity rates in pre-schoolers rose. Then, from 2003-2008, there seemed to be a plateau. Now, for the first time, many...

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Cyclospora On The Prowl

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:00am

Cyclospora infections are on the rise. Georgia and Florida are two of seventeen states reporting infections. Cyclospora is a parasite spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Infection can also be...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Cut Cancer Risk?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 1:02pm

A review of 21 studies totaling nearly a million patients found women who ate the most fish had 14% lower risk of breast cancer. Omega 3 fatty acids in fish can affect cell growth and cell differentiation. “Fatty...

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Melanoma In Men

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:05am

Wearing Sunscreen is a very good idea. It helps prevents skin aging and wrinkles. More importantly, it blocks harmful UV radiation, and helps prevent skin cancers, including the deadliest: melanoma. In my family, the...

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