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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: Do Fish Oils Help Your Heart?

To prevent a first heart attack, a lot of people take fish oil. But does it actually help? Not according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 5-year study found patients...

August 21, 2013 - 2:40pm
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Dr. Sandy Says: Snooze to Lose

Can you sleep your way to slender? Doubtful. But a new study does suggest getting enough sleep may help you avoid gaining too much weight. Sleep is not the answer to our obesity problem, but it can...

August 19, 2013 - 10:10am
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Melanoma In Men

Wearing Sunscreen is a very good idea. It helps prevents skin aging and wrinkles. More importantly, it blocks harmful UV radiation, and helps prevent skin cancers, including the deadliest:...

August 16, 2013 - 6:05am
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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Cut Cancer Risk?

A review of 21 studies totaling nearly a million patients found women who ate the most fish had 14% lower risk of breast cancer. Omega 3 fatty acids in fish can affect cell growth and cell...

August 14, 2013 - 1:02pm
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Cyclospora On The Prowl

Cyclospora infections are on the rise. Georgia and Florida are two of seventeen states reporting infections. Cyclospora is a parasite spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water....

August 9, 2013 - 10:00am