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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: Does Breast Milk Help Babies Learn?

Pediatricians encourage breast feeding. It provides antibodies that help prevent gastrointestinal infections and ear infections. A new study suggests another surprising benefit: Nutrients in...

Dr. Sandy Says: Halt the Salt!

The salt of the Earth. That means good people. The salt in your food can mean bad problems. Too much can increase your blood pressure --a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. This week...

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Understanding GINA

Genetic testing is on the rise. With a simple blood test people can now trace their genealogy or test for disease. But can the results be used against you? Congress passed the Genetic Information...

Ask Dr. Sandy: A Dark Side of the Night Shift

If you’re a woman, and work the night shift, listen up! A new study found women who worked the night shift for 30 years or more had twice the risk of getting breast cancer. Why this link?...

Dr. Sandy Says: Heads Up for Concussions!

This week on Your Health Matters we'll explore the dangers of concussions, as well as what to do if you suspect one. Any blow to the head needs to be taken seriously: especially when it happens to...

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