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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

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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.

01/28/2015

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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