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Baby Bump Basics

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:38am

So you’re pregnant. Your baby bump starts showing. You begin to gain weight. But how much weight should you gain and how much is too much? Weight gain during pregnancy is important because it affects both your health...

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...

Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise is Good for the Brain

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 4:41am

Are you at or near middle age? Are you exercising? If you are, research shows you are more able to ward off dementia, and the ailments that can add to your risk of it. Learn more in the full episode...

Celebrate, Women!

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:14pm

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 smears in 1928,...


Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 4:59pm

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 cases of cervical...

Dietary Sources of Calcium

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:34am

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 sources you can add...

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....

Dr. Sandy Says: Too Much Good Could be Bad

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, May 13, 2013 - 5:50am

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();

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Portion Distortion

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, May 10, 2013 - 4:09am

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 in the journal...

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...


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