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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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Dr. Sandy Says: Dietary Calcium is Best for Bones

Calcium can help make strong bones. But it can also help make kidney stones. Dr. Sandy details the best places for you to get the calcium you need. Tune in to GPB this weekend for the full story....

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Weight Loss Myths Debunked

From fad diets to unregulated potions promising quick and easy ways to lose weight, there is a lot of mis-information about obesity. A new study debunks some of these weight loss myths. Here's the...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Smoking to Stay Thin Is Unhealthy

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Name Change: Obesity

You have probably seen the headline from the recent American Medical Association meeting: obesity is now classified as a disease. This is a controversial and complex decision. Some argue that how...

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