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Do You Really Need This Test?

A new report suggests one of the most common tests in medicine may be overused, and putting patients at risk for harm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some suggestions for questions to ask before having a CAT Scan.

12 hours ago

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What Is The Best Day Of The Week to Weigh Yourself?

When fighting the battle of the bulge, it’s important to weigh yourself on a regular basis. But which is the ONE DAY of the week when your weigh-in will be the most accurate. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has the answer.

01/21/2015

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More Time On Your Feet, Less Time In Your Seat

An new analysis of 47 studies shows that most of us need to spend more time on our feet than in our seat. The research concludes that people who spend most of their day sitting are at a higher risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes — and that’s even if you go to the gym regularly. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has tips on surviving a day at the desk.

01/20/2015

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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Is An Epic Fail … And What You Can Do About It

If you think this year’s flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective — the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you— and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.

01/15/2015

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Are You Sure That Aspirin Is Right For You?

Millions of Americans take a daily aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet this little pill can carry some major side effects. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that says many people who take aspirin should actually avoid it.

01/13/2015

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One Resolution Is The Best Resolution

So I’m thinking you want to drop a few pounds. Eat healthier. Exercise more. Have more fun and leisure time. Start the New Year right and really make your life better.

01/05/2015

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Getting Rid Of The Spare Tire

It’s not an official disease, but it can certainly lead to poor health: middle age spread. And it doesn’t always come in middle age. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips from a new study that shows building muscle equals a slimmer pair of pants.

12/28/2014

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‘Tis The Season For A Migraine — A List Of Food Triggers

Its’ the season when “Ho Ho Ho!” is often replaced by “Ow Ow Ow! ” We see more migraines this time of year than any other, and one culprit is easy to identify: food. What’s your trigger? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the most common head-splitting things you can eat you can nibble on this season.

12/24/2014

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Who Needs a Doctor When You Have Grandma’s Chicken Soup Recipe?

This year’s flu shot doesn’t seem to work as advertised… and some people are just stubborn and ignore them anyway…so what do you do if you get sick? The answer is an easy one: turn to Grandma. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has the official chicken soup Rx used to ease the flu as shown in several studies.

12/22/2014

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Is That A Truck That Just Hit Me … Or Is It The Flu?

I’m sure you have heard it’s been a bad year for influenza: lots of illness, lots of hospitalizations, and a vaccine that’s not quite cutting the mustard. With all of the germs floating around the area, how do you know if you have the flu or just some common cold bug? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida halps figure which bug may be making you miserable, and has tips on prevention and treatment.

12/22/2014

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