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Celebrate, Women!

This is National Women’s Health Week, a perfect time to highlight and celebrate a major breakthrough in women’s long-term health: the Pap smear. Dr. George Papanicolaou came up with the idea of Pap...

May 16, 2013

HPV

More than 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. It killed more than 4200 women last year. These numbers reinforce the need for continued cervical cancer screening. Most...

May 16, 2013

Dietary Sources of Calcium

Calcium-rich foods are the best way to get the vital nutrient. Supplements can have side effects; they've been linked to increased risk of heart disease and kidney stones. Here's a list of calcium...

May 15, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does calcium prevent kidney stones?

Remember hearing “Sticks and stone may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Well, I know two words that can: kidney stones. Calcium can help, but only from dietary sources...

May 15, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Too Much Good Could be Bad

Too much soul food may be bad for your body. It can make you more likely to have a stroke. Watch the Your Health Matters episode: brightcove.createExperiences();

May 13, 2013

Portion Distortion

More than one-third of American children and adolescents are overweight or obese; not surprising, since we live in a world of portion distortion, and a society seduced by supersizing. A new study...

May 10, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Don't Try This at Home

Is cinnamon the spice of life? If you try to swallow a spoonful in a minute, it could well be anything but. In this edition of Ask Dr. Sandy I explain the dangers of taking the popular Cinnamon...

May 8, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Sweet is Sweet

What’s the difference between sucrose, glucose, and fructose? In many ways, not a lot. But you may be interested in why High Fructose Corn Syrup is called that. Watch the segment...

May 6, 2013

Healing After the Boston Marathon

All of us are touched by the terrible events at this year’s Boston Marathon. As the increasingly complex story unfolds, images of carnage fill television screens and front pages. These images...

May 3, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Cold or Allergies?

How can you tell if you have a cold or allergies? Many symptoms are the same, but there are some key differences. These clues can help you determine which is which....

May 1, 2013

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