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Do you take your medications like you’re supposed to? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Nearly 75% of Americans admit they don’t always take the medications they’re prescribed—this is not good company...

November 8, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Kids Need a Regular Bedtime?

Parents have long believed kids do better with regular bedtimes and a good night’s sleep. A British study proves it. The study found a good night’s sleep may make your kid smarter. This week on Ask...

November 7, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: The Truth About E-Cigs

Electronic cigarettes are all the rage. They seem like a great alternative to traditional nicotine-packed cigarettes, and their manufacturers claim they are; but are they just blowing smoke? This...

November 4, 2013

High Dose Flu Shot is Best Bet For Seniors

Flu season is here. It is time to get vaccinated. There is no excuse not to. Plenty of vaccine is available from multiple sources: your doctor's office, your local pharmacy, at work (if your company...

November 4, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Common Flu Myths Dispelled

Flu season is upon us. You need to protect yourself with a flu shot, but there are several myths that may keep you from doing so. We have the truth behind those myths this weekend on Your Health...

October 29, 2013

Flu vaccine choices: Which one is right for you?

This year offers a new challenge for consumers: the need to decide which vaccine to receive.There are many choices. Standard flu shot: Trivalent or Quadrivalent? The standard flu shot is...

October 25, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: How Do I Talk To My Child About Weight?

If you have a child, or children, who are among the third of our kids who’re overweight, be careful how you approach them to talk to them about it. You don’t want your kid to suffer from disordered...

October 23, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Natural vs. Organic Foods

U-S Dietary Guidelines say fill half your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. Does that mean organically or conventionally farmed food? This week on Your Health Matters we explore the major...

October 21, 2013

The New Healthcare Equation for Insurance Coverage

There should be no confusion about differences between Obamacare and the Affordable care Act (ACA). They are the same. ACA was signed into law in 2010. The Supreme Court confirmed it. (The...

October 11, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal Of the Day?

This week on Ask Dr. Sandy: A new study found alarming results for men who skip breakfast. They had higher risk of heart attacks and were more likely to die from it. Watch "Most Important Meal...

October 10, 2013