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One Resolution Is The Best Resolution

So I’m thinking you want to drop a few pounds. Eat healthier. Exercise more. Have more fun and leisure time. Start the New Year right and really make your life better.

01/05/2015

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Getting Rid Of The Spare Tire

It’s not an official disease, but it can certainly lead to poor health: middle age spread. And it doesn’t always come in middle age. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips from a new study that shows building muscle equals a slimmer pair of pants.

12/28/2014

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‘Tis The Season For A Migraine — A List Of Food Triggers

Its’ the season when “Ho Ho Ho!” is often replaced by “Ow Ow Ow! ” We see more migraines this time of year than any other, and one culprit is easy to identify: food. What’s your trigger? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the most common head-splitting things you can eat you can nibble on this season.

12/24/2014

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Who Needs a Doctor When You Have Grandma’s Chicken Soup Recipe?

This year’s flu shot doesn’t seem to work as advertised… and some people are just stubborn and ignore them anyway…so what do you do if you get sick? The answer is an easy one: turn to Grandma. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has the official chicken soup Rx used to ease the flu as shown in several studies.

12/22/2014

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Is That A Truck That Just Hit Me … Or Is It The Flu?

I’m sure you have heard it’s been a bad year for influenza: lots of illness, lots of hospitalizations, and a vaccine that’s not quite cutting the mustard. With all of the germs floating around the area, how do you know if you have the flu or just some common cold bug? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida halps figure which bug may be making you miserable, and has tips on prevention and treatment.

12/22/2014

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Was Your Flu Shot A Waste Of Time This Year?

There are alerts today from the Centers for Disease Control about this year’s flu season. First, the season may be severe. Second, this year’s flu vaccine is not protecting people from the most common strain circulating through the country. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has more on what could be a rough winter.

12/04/2014

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More People Have The Blues Than Ever… Are You One?

A new study shows that rates of depression in America have climbed, with women aged 40 and over having the highest rates of the condition. Of biggest concern is the finding that two of three who are severely depressed do not seek treatment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the theory behind the climb in rates, as well as signs and symptoms

12/03/2014

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Scooting Along To A Broken Wrist

A new study shows a 40 percent increase in the number of emergency room visits for injuries caused by children’s toys. One type of “toy” leads the pack. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has details.

12/01/2014

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I Bet You Didn’t Eat As Many Thanksgiving Calories As You Think You Did

You probably woke up this morning worried that your clothes would feel a lot snugger than yesterday morning. But research shows people actually gobble down fewer calories than they think they do on Thanksgiving. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains the new and improved numbers, and how to beat the “average” holiday waistline spread.

11/28/2014

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Study: You May Have Diabetes And Not Know It

More than 28 million Americans have diabetes, but more than 8 million don’t even know they have it. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that can lead to complications such as heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure, and a host of other life threatening health issues. He has advice on how to be screened for diabetes, and a simple test to check your risk of having the disease.

11/19/2014