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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....

September 11, 2013

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...

September 6, 2013

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...

September 4, 2013

Gluten-Free Labeling

Going gluten free? New FDA labeling standards could make it easier for you to identify products that fit your diet. The new standards say only foods containing less than 20 parts per million of...

September 3, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Should I Take Probiotics?

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...

August 28, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise During Pregnancy

Pregnant? Exercise! It’s good for you, and good for your baby. Don't know which exercises are safe? We've got you covered! Learn what exercises are safe, and which are not for expectant moms....

August 26, 2013

Diagnosing Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 26 million people in the United States have it—that’s more than 8% of the population. Diabetes occurs when blood sugars are...

August 23, 2013

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

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

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