Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
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.
No question football is violent, especially when it comes to the head. With 22 guys crashing into each other at full speed, which position is the riskiest? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the stats.
New Year’s means more than flipping a calendar, or writing the wrong date repeatedly. It’s also the time for resolutions. The problem is: only 8% of resolutions are successful at the one-year mark. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the most popular (and hardest to keep) resolutions– and offers a short list of vows that may be a little easier, and more practical to live with.
Welcome to the influenza season of 2013-2014.
Health officals say the bug has hit hard and fast– and it you haven’t had your flu vaccine, it’s not to late… but you had better hurry up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the worst season since 2009.
Nothing like a nice piece of cake to celebrate an occasion — just be sure you stop at the cake, and don’t mindlessly swallow everything else in sight. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a case of a person who went a little overboard when it was time for dessert.
The Broncos won the game, but may have lost Von Miller. After suffering a knee injury, Miller was quickly declared out for the rest of the game. Up next: an MRI. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains how doctors and trainers test a knee on the field for an early diagnosis.
If you want to scrub your hands free of germs, it seems like using an anti-bacterial soap would be a good idea. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the FDA has concerns that these products aren’t simply worthless, but may be harmful as well.
After yet another injury, Wes Welker has entered the mystery world of concussion management. By all indications, he should be on the no-play list this week. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the NFL guidelines for concussions as well as the forms and checklists used by doctors to make decisions.