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Dr. Sandy Says: Nuts Are Good For You!

Nuts are a good source of vitamins, fiber, and healthy mono-unsaturated fats. They’re packed with nutrients, but high in calories. Don’t overdo it! Learn more about the health benefits of nuts in the videos below....

April 15, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Can Vitamin C Prevent Colds?

In this segment of Ask Dr. Sandy learn the truth about vitamin C's effectiveness in treating and preventing the common cold. Send your health-related question to AskDrSandy@gpb.org

April 10, 2013

Bird Flu Spreads in China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say Flu season is over in the United States, but in China, new flu related problems are emerging. On April 1, 2013 a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, was identified in...

April 9, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Hep C Testing Imperative for Baby Boomers

Attention fellow baby boomers! The CDC says all of us should be tested for Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a death threat. Find out if it's threatening you. Learn more in the videos below. Watch Boomer Alert for more:

April 8, 2013

Weight Loss for Hire?

If living better and longer aren’t reward enough for controlling your weight, how about money? Some 67% of large employers now offer some sort of financial incentive to encourage healthy behaviors. The hope is...

April 5, 2013
Sandra Fryhofer, MD

Meet Dr. Sandy

Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, MACP, FRCP is a practicing general internist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Fryhofer was the 2000-2001 President...

April 1, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Chocolate Easter Bunnies Can Be Heart Healthy...

...depending on the type of chocolate you choose. Here are some tips for picking the "heart- healthiest" chocolate Easter bunny: When it comes to chocolate, “darker” chocolate has higher cocoa content and the higher the...

March 29, 2013

What Are You Drinking?

“Energy drinks” sounds good. Who couldn’t use more energy? But there may be a problem: what’s in them that provides the jolt? It might not be listed on the product label. And you might not recognize it even when it is....

March 12, 2013

Truth from the Heart for Women

I hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day weekend. February has a special emotional focus on the heart: love and romance. It’s also the perfect time to talk about the heart in its physical sense: heart health awareness...

February 20, 2013

Dr. Sandy says: Immunizations are not just for kids: Adults need them, too.

Immunizations are not just for kids: adults need them, too. Here’s why. Each year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, proof that adults also need them. The CDC’s...

February 14, 2013

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