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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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Courtesy, <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/2013/dpk-vs-child-obesity.html#graphics" target="_blank">CDC</a>

Baby Steps In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

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...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Are Infant Sleep Positioners Safe?

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...

Dr. Sandy Says: Take A Hike!

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...

Dr. Sandy with her children and family pet Daisy on the <a href="www.gpb.org/health"><i>Your Health Matters</a></i> set

Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Pets Have Health Benefits for People?

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...

Dr. Sandy Says: Type 2 Diabetes is a Silent Threat

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 …...

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