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When it comes to eating fish during pregnancy, it’s a case of tuna ping-pong. The FDA and EPA says some tuna is good for you. Now a study by Consumer Reports says no tuna is good for you if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the controversy.
Like any medication, antibiotics can have side effects, such as stomach upset and skin rashes. Today comes a study in the British Medical Journal that suggests one particular antibiotic might carry an unusual but potentially fatal side effect: namely a deadly irregular heart rhythm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why your worry-meter about this study should be hovering near zero.
One of the pleasures of going to the doctor’s office is admiring the so-called “bragging wall,” the collage of baby pictures from days to years before. But cute as they may be, baby pictures on walls are technically illegal, and as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, more and more doctors are now taking them down.
Rumors and fears over Ebola are spreading faster than the virus itself. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida answers five key questions about Ebola that should put your concern into perspective.
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down from control of the team during his battle with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Dave tells us how the disease impacts everyone.
As the temps climb, so do the cases of heat illness. Sometimes it’s not bad enough to need to see a doctor, but it can make you feel plum terrible. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has a list of safety tips when you’re active in the boiling heat.
Get a cholesterol test, and odds are you will be told to starve yourself for 12 hours before having your blood taken. But is that really the most accurate way to check blood fats? As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, researchers say fasting is like cramming for a exam — and may not be the best way to take a blood test.
If you’re like most parents, you grab the most handy spoon around when it comes to giving your child medicine. That spoon is typically a common kitchen teaspoon. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that quick dose usually adds up to the wrong dose.
Exciting news about Alzheimer’s — but it is news that also carries a burden. A new test that is almost perfect — almost. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida asks, would you really want to know if youre going to develop a disease that has no cure?
Summertime means picnic time … and with it comes the risk of eating more than you bargained for: germs. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has a quick reminder on some food safety guidelines that will help make your cookout a safer one.