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Dr. Sandy Says: Sunscreen Can Slow Skin Aging

Are sun screens a vanity product? Partly. But they have been proven to be much more. And they can be a life saver. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals sunscreen can slow skin aging. Vanity...

September 4, 2013
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Gluten-Free Labeling

Going gluten free? New FDA labeling standards could make it easier for you to identify products that fit your diet. The new standards say only foods containing less than 20 parts per million of gluten can be labeled “...

September 3, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Should I Take Probiotics?

We usually think of bacteria as being bad. The truth is, many bacteria are good, but antibiotics kill them all, which can lead to overgrowth of genuinely bad bacteria. A new study finds taking probiotics – which are...

August 28, 2013
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Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise During Pregnancy

Pregnant? Exercise! It’s good for you, and good for your baby. Don't know which exercises are safe? We've got you covered! Learn what exercises are safe, and which are not for expectant moms. Watch Mom-ercise for...

August 26, 2013

Diagnosing Diabetes

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 26 million people in the United States have it—that’s more than 8% of the population. Diabetes occurs when blood sugars are too high. In...

August 23, 2013
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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Fish Oils Help Your Heart?

To prevent a first heart attack, a lot of people take fish oil. But does it actually help? Not according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The 5-year study found patients who took fish oil...

August 21, 2013
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Dr. Sandy Says: Snooze to Lose

Can you sleep your way to slender? Doubtful. But a new study does suggest getting enough sleep may help you avoid gaining too much weight. Sleep is not the answer to our obesity problem, but it can have an effect....

August 19, 2013
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Melanoma In Men

Wearing Sunscreen is a very good idea. It helps prevents skin aging and wrinkles. More importantly, it blocks harmful UV radiation, and helps prevent skin cancers, including the deadliest: melanoma. In my family, the...

August 16, 2013
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Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Cut Cancer Risk?

A review of 21 studies totaling nearly a million patients found women who ate the most fish had 14% lower risk of breast cancer. Omega 3 fatty acids in fish can affect cell growth and cell differentiation. “Fatty...

August 14, 2013
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Cyclospora On The Prowl

Cyclospora infections are on the rise. Georgia and Florida are two of seventeen states reporting infections. Cyclospora is a parasite spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. Infection can also be...

August 9, 2013

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