Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
As we head into storm season, it’s not only tornados that are on the radar. Lightning is striking the area with frightening frequency — and you are a target. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some of the myths and misconceptions about lightning that may help keep you from becoming a victim of the bolt.
You may love the sun, but it may not like you … especially your skin. Those rays may feel nice while bathing you in its warmth, but you know as well as I, that a touch too much can lead to a burn now, and cancer later. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some do’s and dont’s when it comes to the slather and the spray of skin protection.
A new report in the JAMA says handshakes should be banned in a health care setting — that the contact between hands should be treated like smoking: Prohibited. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “no-touch” proposal.
You can put a warning label on anything, but it just may not be enough. A new study shows the number of children injured by magnets have tripled within the last 10 years, causing injuries that can lead to hospitalizations or death. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the new super-powerful type of magnet that’s to blame.
America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with pills — more than ever before. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at what’s being prescribed and why more than half of us are taking at least one ongoing prescription from our doctors.
For decades, doctors have recommended that most people take a baby aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack. But now the FDA says aspirin should be a no-go for most. So what is the best thing to do? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the FDA recommendation — and offers some advice about popping a daily pill.
The first case of the deadly virus MERS was isolated in the United States today. Public health experts are worried. Should you be? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at this deadly virus, and explains how worried you should be.
Most people think that genetics and family history dictate your lifespan. But a new report from the CDC says otherwise. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, where you spend your life may be just as important as the cards your were dealt when you began your life. You see, in some areas of the country, people take better — or worse– care of themselves than in others.
Officials were surprised when they found a teenager wandering the tarmac at an airport in Hawaii. They were even more surprised when he told them he flew there in a plane’s wheel well. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains how the phenomenon called medical hibernation may have played a role in surviving the flight.
A new study shows doctors continue to prescribe a medication that experts say can be dangerous for children — and simply shouldn’t be used. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the bad mix of codeine and kids.