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Dr. Sandy Says: Snooze to Lose

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, August 19, 2013 - 10:10am

Can you sleep your way to slender? Doubtful. But a new study does suggest getting enough sleep may help you avoid gaining too much weight. Sleep is not the answer to our obesity problem, but it can have an effect....

Diagnosing Diabetes

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, August 23, 2013 - 11:17am

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 26 million people in the United States have it—that’s more than 8% of the population. Diabetes occurs when blood sugars are too high. In...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise During Pregnancy

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, August 26, 2013 - 5:45am

Pregnant? Exercise! It’s good for you, and good for your baby. Don't know which exercises are safe? We've got you covered! Learn what exercises are safe, and which are not for expectant moms. Watch Mom-ercise for...

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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Gluten-Free Labeling

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:00am

Going gluten free? New FDA labeling standards could make it easier for you to identify products that fit your diet. The new standards say only foods containing less than 20 parts per million of gluten can be labeled “...

Ask Dr. Sandy: What is BRCA?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:45am

Angelina Jolie had both of her breasts removed after testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation. But what exactly is BRCA? And how do you know if you're at risk? BRCA is a breast cancer susceptibility gene. All women...

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Backpack Safety

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 6, 2013 - 7:00am

With the kids back in school, it’s the perfect time to discuss backpack safety. We may cringe when we see youngsters carrying heavy packs, but a study in the medical journal Pediatrics found kids are actually more...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: How to Clean a Pacifier

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 1:47pm

Babies love pacies, but they often end up anywhere but their little mouths. Like the floor, the lawn, the dog. Consider rinsing a fallen pacie in your own mouth before giving it back to your baby. A new study in the...

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ADHD Update

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 13, 2013 - 7:05am

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder. It used to be called ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder, but ADHD is preferred because it is more inclusive of primary features of this disorder: inattention,...

Dr. Sandy Says: Heads Up for Concussions!

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:00am

This week on Your Health Matters we'll explore the dangers of concussions, as well as what to do if you suspect one. Any blow to the head needs to be taken seriously: especially when it happens to youngsters on the...

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