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Ask Dr. Sandy: Tanning and Sunscreen Myths

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 5:00am

Will a pre-vacation tan protect my skin? Do dark-skinned people need sunscreen? Is wearing a t-shirt just as good as wearing sunscreen? These are common tanning and sunscreen questions and I have the answers to them all...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Vitamin C and Kidney Stones

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:38am

Is there such a thing as too much vitamin c? If you're prone to kidney stones there is! Find out why in this segment of Ask Dr. Sandy. brightcove.createExperiences();

Ask Dr. Sandy: Cold or Allergies?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 6:10am

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. brightcove....

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

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 8:35am

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 Challenge as outlined by...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does calcium prevent kidney stones?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:01am

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....

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does A.M. Mean Awful Morning?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 7:02am

Pregnancy can be the best of times...or the worst -- if you have morning sickness. The majority of women (70-85%) suffer nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Well, expectant ladies, you are in luck! The FDA recently...

Ask Dr. Sandy: No Smoking in the OR

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 2:42am

Should you quit smoking before an operation? Any reason to stop smoking is a good one. Surgery is especially so. People who smoke are more likely to have problems after an operation. These increased risks mean a higher...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Legal Drug Abuse

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:45am

Is it okay to take antibiotics, even if you don't have a bacterial infection? The frightening fact is antibiotic misuse is dangerous to your health. Taking antibiotics needlessly increases chances of infections with...

Ask Dr. Sandy: How Much Exercise?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:10am

The CDC says all adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity each week plus muscle strengthening exercises at least 2 days per week. You decide what to do -- just do enough of it. And keep...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Weight Loss Myths Debunked

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:00am

From fad diets to unregulated potions promising quick and easy ways to lose weight, there is a lot of mis-information about obesity. A new study debunks some of these weight loss myths. Here's the truth about some...


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