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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: Do Flu Shots Have Additional Benefits?

Flu season is here. If that isn't reason enough to get a flu shot, maybe this will persuade you: A new study in the journal Heart found flu vaccination may help prevent heart attacks. Researchers...

Stopping Smoking: The Importance of Youth Counseling

Kids and tobacco – any kind of tobacco -- is a deadly combination. In far too many cases, it’s also illegal: every day in the U.S., nearly 4000 kids under 18 smoke their first cigarette -- even...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Can Kids Use E-Cigs?

There’s a lot of buzz about e-cigs – electronic cigarettes. They look like cigarettes, but aren’t. Battery operated, they create a vapor. Not smoke. E-cigs are marketed as an alternative to...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Read The Fine Print!

Here’s a simple way to eat healthier and feel better. Read the small print. Check nutrition facts on food labels. Those numbers can help you reach your health goals, but you have to know what they...

Medicaid Coverage Gap: Nothing Sweet About This Doughnut Hole For The Working Poor

The goal of ACA (Affordable Care Act) is that EVERYONE have health insurance coverage. There are different routes for obtaining coverage: through your job; through the online ACA Marketplace;...

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