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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. She has been a medical reporter for ABC and CNN, and is a favorite on WebMD’s Medscape with her regular feature Medicine Matters video blog and Staying Well prevention column.
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Ask Dr. Sandy: Help for Seniors

A new study in the journal Health Affairs shows organizations making home deliveries to needful seniors saves millions each year, by helping keep those seniors out of nursing homes. In Atlanta, Meals...

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Tips to Stave Off Frostbite and Hypothermia

Jack Frost may nip your nose but sometimes he takes a bite. The result is frostbite which can range in severity from superficial freezing of the top layer of your skin (“frostnip”) to severe and...

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Laser Toy Dangers

Lasers are cutting edge. They’re used in all kinds of products -- from music players and printers, to surgical tools. But use of lasers in toys has the FDA worried and, as a parent and a physician, I...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Wedge Inserts Help Ease Knee Pain

If your knees don’t hurt yet, good. But chances are they will. Arthritic knee pain hits nearly half of us by 85. Can orthotics -- wedge-shaped insoles -- help? They change your knees weight bearing...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Early Detection Saves Lives

There’s new hope for diagnosing lung cancer early and saving lives. The US Preventive Services Task recommends low dose CT scans -- computed tomography -- to detect cancer early and increase lung...

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