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Get Sucked Into A Jet Engine, Then Spit Out? Got A Hickey? New Medical Codes That Are Making Your Doctor Weep
You now officially have more than 70,000 ways to become sick or injured. According to the federal government, that's the rough figure of illnesses and injuries that doctors can now choose from to describe treat, and bill for whatever ails you. CBS4...
Feeling Stressed Out? Go Wash Some Dishes
Most people look at it as a soaking wet, messy chore. But a new study suggests that hand-washing dishes may be good for your health. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that time spent at the sink may do wonders for your stress level.
Doctor's Orders: You Should Fidget All Day (Your Heart Will Thank You)
Are you one of those people who just can't sit still? Wee, if you're foot, ankle, and leg seem to be in perpetual motion, good for you. As CBS4'S Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, you may be shaking and shimmying your way to a longer life.
The Republican Debate And Vaccines: False And Misleading
During Wednesday's Republican presidential debate, a medical topic was thrown into a mix of foreign affairs, immigration and financial policy. That topic was autism and vaccines. It should have been an educated and well-informed discussion, but...
Is A Baby Aspirin Right For You? New Guidelines
Millions of Americans pop a daily baby aspirin to cut their risk of heart attack and stroke. But the guidelines for aspirin have been varied and vague over the years, leaving many people wondering if an aspirin is right for them. CBS4's Dr. Dave...
Is It Ever Safe To Have An X-Ray During Pregnancy?
For years, a lot of folks -- doctors included -- have been concerned that having an X-ray is one of the dangerous things you could do if you are pregnant. But as CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study offers some reassuring information.
Doctor's Orders: Why You Must Take That Nap Each Day
Some people might call you lazy, and your boss might get a little peeved, but you can say you’re simply doing a heart healthy exercise. CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study that finds people who nap each day have lower blood pressure and...
Would You Trust A Sleepy Surgeon?
If you’re having surgery, you want everything to be perfect. Great surgeon. Great staff. Spotless OR. Perfectly organized and well functioning equipment. Essentially, nothing but the best. But what about rest? As in, did your surgeon have a full,...
Cutting Corners With Contacts Could Lead To Blindness
Close to 42 million Americans use contact lenses, yet a new study shows most users don't follow the rules when it comes to caring for them safely. And as CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida explains, those mistakes and shortcuts could carry the high price of...
Hot Tip For A Longer Life: Spicy Food
For years, the burning question in health has been What can I do to live longer? The answer may be to spice up your life. Literally. CBS4’s Dr Dave Hnida looks at a new study that shows regular “doses” of chili peppers may add years to your life.
Why Your Office Thermostat May Be Sexist
Gender bias in the workplace can be present in many forms, some blatant, some subtle. But here’s one that may surprise you. CBS4’s Dr Dave Hnida looks at how the office thermostat may be working overtime to cause a woman to shiver through the...
Getting The Best Advice On Parenting
New parents get lots of advice when it comes to taking care of an infant, but a new study shows much of that advice can be off the mark, putting a baby at risk for health problems. CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida has more on the research, and how to get the...