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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Flu Shot?

Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.

09/22/2014

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It’s Not Simply Getting Your ‘Bell Rung’

There is quite a bit more than a “smack in the head” when it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. We probably have learned more about these injuries within the past five years than we had known in the past 50. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about concussions.

09/12/2014

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Enterovirus: Quick Facts For Parents

Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.

09/09/2014

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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

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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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