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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...

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Dr. Sandy Says: Smoking to Stay Thin Is Unhealthy

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, July 8, 2013 - 12:00pm

You may smoke to help you diet. If you stop, you may gain weight. Which is the lesser of these two evils? Dr. Sandy examines the relative dangers of weight gain or keeping smoking. Watch the full Your Health Matters...

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Dr. Sandy Says: The Truth About E-Cigs

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, November 4, 2013 - 6:00am

Electronic cigarettes are all the rage. They seem like a great alternative to traditional nicotine-packed cigarettes, and their manufacturers claim they are; but are they just blowing smoke? This week on Your Health...

Stopping Smoking: The Importance of Youth Counseling

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, November 22, 2013 - 5:15am

Kids and tobacco – any kind of tobacco -- is a deadly combination. In far too many cases, it’s also illegal: every day in the U.S., nearly 4000 kids under 18 smoke their first cigarette -- even though buying tobacco...

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