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Exercising On The Surface Of The Sun

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.

24 hours ago

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Is It Okay To Eat A Burger And Fries On Your Way To A Cholesterol Test?

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.

07/21/2014

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Why You Should Kiss The Spoon Goodbye

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.

07/14/2014

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Would You Really Want To Know?

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?

07/08/2014

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Avoiding Summer Stomach Syndrome

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.

06/23/2014

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Those Soccer Headers May Hurt More Than You Think

The World Cup has been exciting to watch, but do you ever wonder if all of those spectacular looking headers add up to subtle damage to the brain? It’s an important question, especially if you have a child who plays the game. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the latest research — and tips — for soccer players and their parents.

06/22/2014

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The Latest Fish Tale For Women & Children

For more than a decade, the FDA has warned pregnant and nursing women, as well as young kids, to limit the amount of fish that they eat. The problem is that after that advice came out, fish consumption has dropped to zero for many in those groups. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a shift in the FDA’s position, what fish is safe and how much you should eat each week.

06/10/2014

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Amy’s Injury

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen suffered a severed spinal cord in an ATV accident. Right now, there’s little information about how serious or permanent her injuries may be, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida talks the typical course and treatment of this type of spinal injury.

06/10/2014

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Dodging The Bolt From The Blue

As we head into storm season, it’s not only tornados that are on the radar. Lightning is striking the area with frightening frequency — and you are a target. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some of the myths and misconceptions about lightning that may help keep you from becoming a victim of the bolt.

06/09/2014

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Avoiding The Burn

You may love the sun, but it may not like you … especially your skin. Those rays may feel nice while bathing you in its warmth, but you know as well as I, that a touch too much can lead to a burn now, and cancer later. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some do’s and dont’s when it comes to the slather and the spray of skin protection.

06/02/2014