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Will Fixing ‘Low T’ Also Break Your Heart?

Guys, you can’t help escaping the message that you may be suffering from “low T”, or low testosterone. And a trip to the doctor may be smart move to see if you can boost your energy, strength, and sex drive. But now the FDA is taking a closer look at testosterone products to make sure they are safe. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there is also a question of these products being marketed as a quick fix for everything that ails the American male.

02/01/2014

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Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

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.

01/27/2014

New Welker helmet

What’s With The Big Helmet?

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.

01/19/2014

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But It’s Only Tylenol …

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.

01/18/2014

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos catches a pass against linebacker Moise Fokou #53 of the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Which Position Suffers The Most Concussions?

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.

01/12/2014

Temperatures were in the upper 20s in Denver for the fireworks downtown on the 16th Street Mall on the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, and into the morning of Jan. 1, 2012. There were fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight. (credit: CBS)

The No-Resolution Resolutions

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.

01/05/2014

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Sick.

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.

01/04/2014

Cake With A Hatchet
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Please Eat The Cake, But Not The Decorations

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.

12/26/2013

Von Miller (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Why Von Miller May Have Failed His Lachman Test … And What It Means To The Broncos

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.

12/22/2013

Antibacterial Soap
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Why Elbow Grease Is The Best… And Safest Cleaner

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.

12/16/2013