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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...

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...

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...

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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: Type 2 Diabetes is a Silent Threat

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:00pm

Tens of millions of Americans are pre-diabetic. Most don’t know it. This weekend on Your Health Matters, Dr. Sandy explains why adults with risk factors for Type 2 diabetes need to be tested … right now! Wacth Type 2...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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