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Ask Dr. Sandy: Should Parents Encourage Kids To Clean Their Plates?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 7:12am

Clean your plate. Growing up, I heard that a lot from my mom. She wanted to make sure I ate a well balanced diet. And it worked then...But maybe not now. Portion sizes have gotten bigger. Unfortunately, so have too...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Are Infant Sleep Positioners Safe?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 1:33pm

An infant sleep positioner may seem like a good idea. They're said to improve babies' sleep and prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). BEWARE! These devices are dangerous and the FDA says don't use them. Please...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Should I Take Probiotics?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:49pm

We usually think of bacteria as being bad. The truth is, many bacteria are good, but antibiotics kill them all, which can lead to overgrowth of genuinely bad bacteria. A new study finds taking probiotics – which are...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Can Kids Use E-Cigs?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 4:00am

There’s a lot of buzz about e-cigs – electronic cigarettes. They look like cigarettes, but aren’t. Battery operated, they create a vapor. Not smoke. E-cigs are marketed as an alternative to traditional smokes, but are...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Help for Seniors

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 5:00am

A new study in the journal Health Affairs shows organizations making home deliveries to needful seniors saves millions each year, by helping keep those seniors out of nursing homes. In Atlanta, Meals on Wheels also...

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