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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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ADHD Update

ADHD stands for Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder. It used to be called ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder, but ADHD is preferred because it is more inclusive of primary features of this...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: How to Clean a Pacifier

Babies love pacies, but they often end up anywhere but their little mouths. Like the floor, the lawn, the dog. Consider rinsing a fallen pacie in your own mouth before giving it back to your baby....

Dr. Sandy Says: Water Works!

Our bodies are more water than anything else. We’re made of it. And we cannot live without it. So, how much water do you need? 8 ounces a day may not be enough. Dr. Sandy has your daily dose!...

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Backpack Safety

With the kids back in school, it’s the perfect time to discuss backpack safety. We may cringe when we see youngsters carrying heavy packs, but a study in the medical journal Pediatrics found kids...

Ask Dr. Sandy: What is BRCA?

Angelina Jolie had both of her breasts removed after testing positive for a BRCA gene mutation. But what exactly is BRCA? And how do you know if you're at risk? BRCA is a breast cancer susceptibility...

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