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Baby Bump Basics

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...

May 24, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does A.M. Mean Awful Morning?

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...

May 22, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Exercise is Good for the Brain

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...

May 22, 2013

Celebrate, Women!

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,...

May 16, 2013

HPV

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...

May 16, 2013

Dietary Sources of Calcium

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...

May 15, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Does calcium prevent kidney stones?

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....

May 15, 2013

Dr. Sandy Says: Too Much Good Could be Bad

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();

May 13, 2013
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Portion Distortion

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...

May 10, 2013

Ask Dr. Sandy: Don't Try This at Home

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...

May 8, 2013

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