Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
Few things as frustrating as needing to see your doctor, only to be told: it’ll be awhile. A long while. And the problem seems to be getting worse. So how bad is Denver compared to the rest of the country? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks the average time to get an appointment in the Denver metro area, as well as some tips to grease the wheels to quicker medical care.
If you need a new doctor, how do you make your choice? A new study shows a surprising trend at doctor shopping. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the research, and has some recommendations.
Even a normal pregnancy is associated with risks to a woman’s health. Now, new research says one complication in particular may last twice as long as once thought–after delivery. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the issue of postpartum blood clots.
Any bite can be a dangerous bite, but a new study from the Mayo Clinic shows that it is the nip of a cuddly cat that can be the most dangerous. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains.
For decades-old advice advice of avoiding fluoride in infants and toddlers has just been washed down the drain. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on some new recommendations from the American Dental Association.
The Super Bowl is a production beyond anything else in the world of sports. So how do you take care of a fan who might need emergency medical attention at the game? Basically, you bring the emergency medical care to them. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at something rarely seen at any game — an ER on wheels. Eighteen wheels, to be exact.
Guys, you can’t help escaping the message that you may be suffering from “low T”, or low testosterone. And a trip to the doctor may be smart move to see if you can boost your energy, strength, and sex drive. But now the FDA is taking a closer look at testosterone products to make sure they are safe. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there is also a question of these products being marketed as a quick fix for everything that ails the American male.
Lots of germs attacking us here in Colorado. How do you know whether it’s a simple cold, or the dreaded “flu”? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why it’s important to know the difference — and how to use the “FACTS” to tell.
Wes Welker ran onto the field last week with a new–giant– helmet. The question is: does that new design prevent concusiions. And if so, why arent all players wearing them? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the “new” helmet.
With cold and flu rampant in Colorado, here’s a warning about using a popular pain and fever reliever — acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, more than 600 products contain acetaminophen, making it easy to overdose — and suffer liver failure.