Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog

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Study: You May Have Diabetes And Not Know It

More than 28 million Americans have diabetes, but more than 8 million don’t even know they have it. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that can lead to complications such as heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure, and a host of other life threatening health issues. He has advice on how to be screened for diabetes, and a simple test to check your risk of having the disease.

11/19/2014

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An Eye Opener If You Wear Contacts

A warning for contact lens wearers. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a news study that says the number of serious eye infections from contacts are on the rise — he has tips that may preserve your vision.

11/16/2014

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Are You At Risk For ‘The Frozen Five’?

As temperatures plummet, your risk of health problems skyrocket, including some issues you might not ordinarily associate with a plunging thermometer. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “Frozen Five” — five health problems that go hand-in-hand with a visit from this unusual early blast of winter.

11/12/2014

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They May Look Like Candy To Your Child, But …

The price of convenience may make “laundry detergent pods” seem like a good deal, but these products may carry a high cost to your child’s health. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study which shows a high number of poisonings from these pods since their introduction just a few years ago.

11/10/2014

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Don’t Let This At-Home Machine Lead You Down The Wrong Road

Let’s face it. We all like the idea of the “empowered” patient. But a new study may take some of the steam from that empowerment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice on a new study that looks at the home blood pressure cuffs.

11/06/2014

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Friday Ebola Update — Including A New Use Of Tabasco

Here’s the latest news on Ebola, including a new case in New York City, the recovery of one of the Ebola-infected nurses — all the way to the use of Tabasco sauce to help health care workers protect themselves from the virus. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida wraps up the latest developments.

10/24/2014

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Sick Ebola Patient & Their Contact With Others

It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.

10/01/2014

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What You Need To Know About Ebola In America

It was more of a matter of “when” and not “if”. The first case of Ebola in the U.S. has just been identified. We knew one day we would have to deal with it, and that time is now. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines what you need to know about Ebola in America.

10/01/2014

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Another Case Of Polio-Type Symptoms — Enterovirus?

Enterovirus 68 continues to spread in Colorado, and doctors are investigating another case of polio-type symptoms. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know as a parent.

09/29/2014

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New Recommendations For Teen Birth Control

The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced new recommendations for birth control and teens. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, pediatricians say the best methods are long acting … and not the pill or condoms.

09/29/2014

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