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Don’t Eat The Tuna ?

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.

08/21/2014

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Will This Antibiotic Kill You?

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.

08/20/2014

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Kiss That Baby Picture Goodbye

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.

08/11/2014

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5 Reasons Not To Panic Over Ebola

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.

08/01/2014

Majority owner, president, and CEO Pat Bowlen of the Denver Broncos watches as quarterback Peyton Manning speaks during a news conference announcing Manning's contract with the Denver Broncos in the team meeting room at the Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Centre on March 20, 2012 in Englewood.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Basics Of Alzheimer’s, And How It Affects Everyone

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.

07/23/2014

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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.

07/21/2014

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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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