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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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Your Health Matters

Dr. Sandy Says: GET TESTED!

HIV can be treated. You can live with it. Just look at Magic Johnson. But first -you have to know you have it. Over 1 million Americans have HIV. 20 to 25% of them don’t know it. Testing is vital...

October 8, 2013 - 4:00am
Your Health Matters

Ready, Set, Insure: ACA Health Insurance Marketplaces are Open for Business

On October 1, 2013, the new ACA healthcare marketplaces opened their doors for enrollment, despite the problems triggered by the government shut down. Although often referred to as exchanges,...

October 4, 2013 - 7:00am
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Your Health Matters

Ask Dr. Sandy: Tall Women and Cancer

A new study links height and cancer risk. Researchers found that for every 4-inch increase in height, there was at least a 13% increase in cancer risk. But why? Find out on this installment of Ask...

October 2, 2013 - 2:00pm
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Your Health Matters

Dr. Sandy Says: Regular Eye Exams are More Important Than You May Think

This week on Your Health Matters, Dr. Sandy, stresstes the importance of eye health. Macular degeneration causes sight loss in the sweet spot, the center of your field of vision. Tune in to GPB...

September 30, 2013 - 8:30am
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Flu Vaccine May Prevent Heart Attack

Flu season is here. I hope you’ve been vaccinated. A new study in the journal Heart suggests another reason to make sure you have been. Flu vaccination may help prevent heart attacks. In a study...

September 27, 2013 - 6:15am