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Ask Dr. Sandy: Fruits and Diabetes

Fruits taste good. And do you good. A study in the British Medical Journal finds eating more of some of them could lower risk of type 2 diabetes. But be careful. Some fruits can actually raise risk. Watch this week's...

November 14, 2013
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Dr. Sandy Says: HPV Vaccination is Vital

We can prevent nearly 30,000 cancers each year. The target is HPV – the Human Papilloma Virus. Transmitted sexually, it causes cancer, in men and women. 79 million Americans are infected, and 14 million more join their...

November 11, 2013

Doctor's Orders

Do you take your medications like you’re supposed to? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Nearly 75% of Americans admit they don’t always take the medications they’re prescribed—this is not good company. A new study in the...

November 8, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Do Kids Need a Regular Bedtime?

Parents have long believed kids do better with regular bedtimes and a good night’s sleep. A British study proves it. The study found a good night’s sleep may make your kid smarter. This week on Ask Dr. Sandy we explain...

November 7, 2013
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Dr. Sandy Says: The Truth About E-Cigs

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...

November 4, 2013

High Dose Flu Shot is Best Bet For Seniors

Flu season is here. It is time to get vaccinated. There is no excuse not to. Plenty of vaccine is available from multiple sources: your doctor's office, your local pharmacy, at work (if your company sponsors a flu...

November 4, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Common Flu Myths Dispelled

Flu season is upon us. You need to protect yourself with a flu shot, but there are several myths that may keep you from doing so. We have the truth behind those myths this weekend on Your Health Matters.

October 29, 2013

Flu vaccine choices: Which one is right for you?

This year offers a new challenge for consumers: the need to decide which vaccine to receive.There are many choices. Standard flu shot: Trivalent or Quadrivalent? The standard flu shot is inactivated. meaning it is...

October 25, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: How Do I Talk To My Child About Weight?

If you have a child, or children, who are among the third of our kids who’re overweight, be careful how you approach them to talk to them about it. You don’t want your kid to suffer from disordered eating behaviors:...

October 23, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Natural vs. Organic Foods

U-S Dietary Guidelines say fill half your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables. Does that mean organically or conventionally farmed food? This week on Your Health Matters we explore the major differences between...

October 21, 2013

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