Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
In this blog we’re talking a #2 combo: poop and pools. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows more than half of public pools contain unhealthy levels of “fecal” bacteria — as if any level is ever healthy.
Angelina Jolie took a dramatic, and possibly lifesaving step to beat breast cancer. She had double mastectomies at age 37 because of a strong family history and a positive genetic test. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what Jolie’s decision means to you.
Don’t have time for a decent workout? The wrong shoes? No cycle or treadmill? Don’t worrry about it — CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains a new seven minute workout from the American College of Sports Medicine that promises to get you fit with the help of a chair … and nothing more.
There are a lot of things you can do to stay heart healthy … and now you can add having a canine to the list. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at new research from the American Heart Association which shows a doggy is one of the best medicines for your heart.
For years, men have been told to have screening for prostate cancer beginning at age 40. But now even the nation’s leading urologists say that may be bad advice. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida sorts out the latest advice for prostate cancer screening.
How do you feel about seeing a doctor who is 20-30 pounds overweight? How does you doctor feel about you if you are 20-30 pounds overweight? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at two new studies that show neither doctor or patient is respectful when the other has a waistline that’s ready to explode.
A new study suggest one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in America may have some scary — as in heart — side effects. But how worried do you really need to be? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the study and the question you should ask before taking Zithromax.
Go under the knife, and the odds are good that a robot may be the one wielding the scalpel. More and more surgeries are being done via ” robotics,” and the FDA is looking into an reported increase in the number of complications during robotic procedures. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says there are questions you should ask before having surgery — no matter who is doing the cutting.
When it comes to red meat, we doctors always say — go easy. But while that advice may be right, the reason my be wrong. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s not only the fat and cholesterol that’s a worry, it’s also a mumbo-jumbo long chemical that even he has trouble pronouncing.
If you’ve tried to use gum, patches or nicotine lozenges to help you quit smoking, you know how hard it is to follow the timeframes on the instructions. But now the FDA has loosened the reins on the rules, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports.