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Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog

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You Don’t Need More Than A Pinch

It’s a relatively common and simple problem, yet more than half of us self-treat the wrong way. As we head to frigid temps, Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that looks at one of the most frequent of winter problems: nosebleeds. His advice: don’t take them lying down.

12/02/2013

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Run The 2-2-4 Play On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally the start of the holiday season. It’s also tradionally the start of food poisoning season. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on how the “2-2-4″ rule may help make today—and the rest of the holidays– more enjoyable.

11/28/2013

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To Protect Your Heart, Timing Is Everything

Millions of Americans take a daily aspirin to lessen the risk of a heart attack. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, when you pop an aspirin can make a big difference in how much protection you truly get.

11/25/2013

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The Rare And Possibly Season Ending Injury Of Rahim Moore

Broncos defensive back Rahim Moore reportedly suffered an injury which could cost him the rest of the season. Balancing that, though, is the news is that injury shouldn’t cost him his leg. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the uncommon injury called “compartment syndrome.”

11/18/2013

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Should You Be On A Statin Drug? The New Rules

New guidelines from heart experts could double the number of Americans taking statin drugs to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. But how many drugs are too many? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, and offers an opinion on the new recommendations.

11/12/2013

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Why Peyton’s Ankle Needs A Fairytale Ending

Denver heaved a sigh of relief when Payton Manning’s ankle MRI showed no significant damage. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s the type of injury that will cause fans to keep their fingers crossed the rest of the season.

11/11/2013

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

John Fox Surgery

The Broncos announced that Coach John Fox underwent surgery today to replace a defective heart valve. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the typical recovery.

11/04/2013

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John Fox Update: Heart Procedure This Week

There’s more information on Coach John Fox and his trip to the hospital. It’s being reported that the coach has known heart valve damage. He was hoping to wait until the end of the season to fix it, but now it appears the surgery will be done this week. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains how the surgery could be a season -ender for the coach.

11/02/2013

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos looks on against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 23, 2013.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

John Fox: A Likely Scenario

Broncos Coach John Fox is hospitalized because of feeling light headed and short of breath. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has the latest update on Fox’s reported condition, and how doctors approach caring for people with these symptoms.

11/02/2013

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Don’t Rush Back To The Classroom After Concussion

The effects of a concussion are most worrisome on the athletic field, but it’s in the classroom where the symptoms can cause the most trouble. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

10/28/2013