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Why That Extra Cup Of Coffee May Be Medicine For Your Heart

Like that morning cup of coffee? Well, drink up. And then have another. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that links several cups of java a day to a healthy heart.

03/03/2015

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Is It Safe To Delay Your Child’s Immunizations?

There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.

03/02/2015

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Is It The Flu? Or Are You Having A Heart Attack?

Heart attacks in women can be subtle and sneaky. And a new study shows in younger women, that can be the reason why heart attacks are twice as deadly as compared to a man who is the same age. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what women need to know, especially those between the ages of 30-55.

02/26/2015

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Why Blowing A Gasket Can Put You In A Casket

It’s never good to lose your temper, but a new study shows how bad anger can be on your heart –even after you’ve had hours to calm down. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at what happens to your heart when you fly off the handle.

02/24/2015

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The Seven Year Burn

Doctors call it vasomotor instability. Women call it misery. Close to 80% of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, and are often told to be patient, that the flashes will gradually ease over time. But CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows the average time women have to deal with hot flashes is a little over 7 years. And for an unlucky group, as long as 14.

02/16/2015

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Why Eggs Are Okay Even If You Have High Cholesterol

For years we’ve been told to avoid eggs to protect our hearts. But now a federal nutrition panel is reversing 40 year old advice –saying that eggs and other foods high in cholesterol can be part of a heart healthy diet. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains why.

02/11/2015

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Does Your Child Attend A Measles Factory?

We’ve been talking a lot about low immunization rates nationally, but do you know what the rates are where your child goes to school? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida shows us a new tool where you can look up how your child’s school is making — or failing — the grade of immunizations, and how that answer can show your child’s risk.

02/10/2015

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Important Advice For Women About Measles

Measles can be devastating to anyone who becomes infected. But there is one group for whom we doctors have special concerns. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice for women of child-bearing age.

02/05/2015

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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need? It Depends On Your Age

Do you know how much sleep you need each night? Even if you do know, odds are you are not getting it. Research shows the majority of Americans are sleep deprived. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at some new sleep guidelines — for all age groups.

02/02/2015

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Super Bowl Medical Roster = 27 Doctors And Staff

A lot of hard work goes into a Super Bowl, and it is no different when it comes to providing medical support for the players. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, for the medical staff, it’s no different than any other game.

02/01/2015