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New Developments in Chinese Bird Flu

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 21, 2013 - 11:45am

The CDC has been working diligently and has identified a candidate vaccine virus that can be used to make vaccine against H7N9 if needed. The CDC has not yet recommended against travel to China but does advise...

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does Breast Feeding Prevent Obesity?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 9:00am

Breast milk is nutritionally complete. It has great benefits for your baby. But is preventing obesity one of them? Find out in this installment of Ask Dr. Sandy. brightcove....

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Dr. Sandy Says: The Mediterranean Diet is Good For Your Heart

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, June 17, 2013 - 7:00am

There is a diet that includes fat, nuts, and wine. And it’s good for you. Dr. Sandy has the delicious details. Watch the video below for all of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean Diet on Your Health Matters...

Supreme Court Rules Against Patents on Human Genes

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 14, 2013 - 11:21am

Who holds the rights to your DNA? The Supreme Court says you do! This is a big victory for cancer research. Genetic testing has been in the spotlight since Angelina Jolie's recent preventive mastectomy to cut her...

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New Viral Threat: MERS - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 14, 2013 - 5:57am

An outbreak of SARS – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome – caused hundreds of deaths and infected thousands more, little more than a decade ago. A new coronavirus, in the same family, has been linked to human infection...

Ask Dr. Sandy: What is MRSA?

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 6:47am

MRSA (pronounced mer-sa) is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It's a potentially deadly strain of staph bacteria, resistant to many antibiotics. Some people carry MRSA on their skin or in their...

Frozen Berry Mix Tainted with Hep A

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Friday, June 7, 2013 - 10:17am

Costco has voluntarily recalled its Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Frozen Berry Mix, due to concerns about Hepatitis A contamination. The berry mix in question contains berries harvested in the United States...

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...

Dr. Sandy Says: Weight Loss is a Simple Equation

Sandra Fryhofer, MD - Monday, June 3, 2013 - 4:38am

Math isn’t always easy. Especially when it’s the equation we need to balance caloric intake with output. But there are some simple – not necessarily easy – ways to tilt the scales in your favor...

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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