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Dr. Sandy Says: Nuts Are Good For You!

Nuts are a good source of vitamins, fiber, and healthy mono-unsaturated fats. They’re packed with nutrients, but high in calories. Don’t overdo it! Learn more about the health benefits of nuts in the videos below.

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Ask Dr. Sandy: Can Vitamin C Prevent Colds?

In this segment of Ask Dr. Sandy learn the truth about vitamin C's effectiveness in treating and preventing the common cold.

Bird Flu Spreads in China

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say Flu season is over in the United States, but in China, new flu related problems are emerging.

On April 1, 2013 a new strain of bird flu, H7N9, was identified in the World’s most populous country. Human Infections have appeared in at least four different provinces in China. As of April 9, 2013, 24 cases are confirmed. Seven people are dead.

Dr. Sandy Says: Hep C Testing Imperative for Baby Boomers

Attention fellow baby boomers!
The CDC says all of us should be tested for Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a death threat. Find out if it's threatening you. Learn more in the videos below.

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Weight Loss for Hire?

If living better and longer aren’t reward enough for controlling your weight, how about money?

Some 67% of large employers now offer some sort of financial incentive to encourage healthy behaviors. The hope is adopting more healthy lifestyles will improve health and reduce chronic diseases, and cut health care costs.

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Dr. Sandy Says: Chocolate Easter Bunnies Can Be Heart Healthy...

...depending on the type of chocolate you choose. Here are some tips for picking the "heart- healthiest" chocolate Easter bunny:

What Are You Drinking?

“Energy drinks” sounds good.
Who couldn’t use more energy?
But there may be a problem: what’s in them that provides the jolt? It might not be listed on the product label. And you might not recognize it even when it is.

Then there can be problems using them as mixers, problems with who is drinking them, and how much they are drinking.

Truth from the Heart for Women

I hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day weekend. February has a special emotional focus on the heart: love and romance. It’s also the perfect time to talk about the heart in its physical sense: heart health awareness, other women, and heart disease initiatives.

I attended the Red Dress Collection 2013 Celebrity Fashion Show

With stylist and makeup artist Mary Jane Starke.

Dr. Sandy says: Immunizations are not just for kids: Adults need them, too.

Immunizations are not just for kids: adults need them, too. Here’s why. Each year, more than 50,000 adults die from vaccine preventable diseases in the United States, proof that adults also need them.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has just released its 2013 update for Adult Immunization. They were published both in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

There are several changes you need to know about.