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Dr. Sandy Says: Nuts Are Good For You!

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, April 15, 2013 - 5:17am

Nuts are a good source of vitamins, fiber, and healthy mono-unsaturated fats. They’re packed with nutrients, but high in calories. Don’t overdo it! Learn more about the health benefits of nuts in the videos below....

Ask Dr. Sandy: Can Vitamin C Prevent Colds?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 5:37am

In this segment of Ask Dr. Sandy learn the truth about vitamin C's effectiveness in treating and preventing the common cold. Send your health-related question to AskDrSandy@gpb.org

Bird Flu Spreads in China

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 12:16pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say Flu season is over in the United States, but in China, new flu related problems are emerging. On April 1, 2013 a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, was identified in...

Dr. Sandy Says: Hep C Testing Imperative for Baby Boomers

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:53am

Attention fellow baby boomers! The CDC says all of us should be tested for Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a death threat. Find out if it's threatening you. Learn more in the videos below. Watch Boomer Alert for more:

Weight Loss for Hire?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:32am

If living better and longer aren’t reward enough for controlling your weight, how about money? Some 67% of large employers now offer some sort of financial incentive to encourage healthy behaviors. The hope is...

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Meet Dr. Sandy

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, April 1, 2013 - 9:37am

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP is a practicing general internist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fryhofer was the 2000-2001 President...

Dr. Sandy Says: Chocolate Easter Bunnies Can Be Heart Healthy...

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, March 29, 2013 - 1:59pm

...depending on the type of chocolate you choose. Here are some tips for picking the "heart- healthiest" chocolate Easter bunny: When it comes to chocolate, “darker” chocolate has higher cocoa content and the higher the...

What Are You Drinking?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 9:25am

“Energy drinks” sounds good. Who couldn’t use more energy? But there may be a problem: what’s in them that provides the jolt? It might not be listed on the product label. And you might not recognize it even when it is....

Truth from the Heart for Women

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 12:41pm

I hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day weekend. February has a special emotional focus on the heart: love and romance. It’s also the perfect time to talk about the heart in its physical sense: heart health awareness...

Dr. Sandy says: Immunizations are not just for kids: Adults need them, too.

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:34pm

Immunizations are not just for kids: adults need them, too. Here’s why. Each year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, proof that adults also need them. The CDC’s...

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