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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: What is MRSA?

MRSA (pronounced mer-sa) is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It's a potentially deadly strain of staph bacteria, resistant to many antibiotics. Some people carry MRSA on their...

Frozen Berry Mix Tainted with Hep A

Costco has voluntarily recalled its Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Frozen Berry Mix, due to concerns about Hepatitis A contamination. The berry mix in question contains berries harvested...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Legal Drug Abuse

Is it okay to take antibiotics, even if you don't have a bacterial infection? The frightening fact is antibiotic misuse is dangerous to your health. Taking antibiotics needlessly increases chances of...

Dr. Sandy Says: Weight Loss is a Simple Equation

Math isn’t always easy. Especially when it’s the equation we need to balance caloric intake with output. But there are some simple – not necessarily easy – ways to tilt the scales in your favor...

Ask Dr. Sandy: No Smoking in the OR

Should you quit smoking before an operation? Any reason to stop smoking is a good one. Surgery is especially so. People who smoke are more likely to have problems after an operation. These increased...

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