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Dr. Sandy Says: GET TESTED!

HIV can be treated. You can live with it. Just look at Magic Johnson. But first -you have to know you have it. Over 1 million Americans have HIV. 20 to 25% of them don’t know it. Testing is vital...

October 8, 2013

Ready, Set, Insure: ACA Health Insurance Marketplaces are Open for Business

On October 1, 2013, the new ACA healthcare marketplaces opened their doors for enrollment, despite the problems triggered by the government shut down. Although often referred to as exchanges,...

October 4, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Tall Women and Cancer

A new study links height and cancer risk. Researchers found that for every 4-inch increase in height, there was at least a 13% increase in cancer risk. But why? Find out on this installment of Ask...

October 2, 2013

Flu Vaccine May Prevent Heart Attack

Flu season is here. I hope you’ve been vaccinated. A new study in the journal Heart suggests another reason to make sure you have been. Flu vaccination may help prevent heart attacks. In a study...

September 27, 2013

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...

September 26, 2013

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...

September 23, 2013

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...

September 20, 2013

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?...

September 18, 2013

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...

September 16, 2013

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...

September 13, 2013

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