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Ask Dr. Sandy: A Dark Side of the Night Shift

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 12:55pm

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? Researchers have some...

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Understanding GINA

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 20, 2013 - 12:45pm

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 Nondiscrimination Act...

Dr. Sandy Says: Halt the Salt!

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, September 23, 2013 - 5:30am

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 on Your Health...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does Breast Milk Help Babies Learn?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 2:30am

Pediatricians encourage breast feeding. It provides antibodies that help prevent gastrointestinal infections and ear infections. A new study suggests another surprising benefit: Nutrients in breast milk have been...

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Flu Vaccine May Prevent Heart Attack

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, September 27, 2013 - 6:15am

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 of more than 550...

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Tall Women and Cancer

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 2:00pm

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 Dr. Sandy...

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

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:00am

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, officially, these are...

Dr. Sandy Says: GET TESTED!

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 4:00am

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.

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

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:30pm

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?" for the details...

The New Healthcare Equation for Insurance Coverage

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, October 11, 2013 - 10:45am

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 Supreme Court did deem the...


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