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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

Baby Steps In the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

The CDC just released the nation’s latest report card on childhood obesity. For several decades, obesity rates in pre-schoolers rose. Then, from 2003-2008, there seemed to be a plateau. Now, for the...

August 9, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Are Infant Sleep Positioners Safe?

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...

August 7, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Take A Hike!

Running just may not be what you want to do, or indeed can. Dr. Sandy has good news: walking – done right – offers you the same benefits. Here's a quick promo: Watch the Take A Hike...

August 5, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Pets Have Health Benefits for People?

Pets are great companions, and a new study says they are also good for your health. The study, published in the journal Circulation, says having a pet could lower your heart disease risk. Previous...

July 31, 2013

Diabetes and Weight Lifting

Here's some welcome news for type 2 diabetics that may sound too good to be true. You can get your blood sugar under better control without adding a new medication…and you don’t have to lose weight:...

July 26, 2013

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

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....

July 24, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Prostate Cancer Screening

PSA stands for Prostate Specific Antigen. It may indicate prostate cancer. But – it may not. Here's a look at what's coming up on Your Health Matters this weekend on GPB: In the full segment Dr....

July 22, 2013

Baldness and Heart Disease

Nearly half of adult men are losing their hair. They could be losing their hearts too. A new study links baldness to an increased risk of heart disease. The study, published in the medical journal...

July 19, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Antibiotic Warning

On March 12, 2013, the FDA issued a safety warning linking azithromycin use to fatal heart rhythms. It refers to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that found increases in...

July 17, 2013

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