Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
Millions of women take medication to control high blood pressure. Today comes a new study that says a commonly prescribed class of blood pressure drugs may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Should you change medications to play it safe? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice on the study
It’s not your imagination. Mosquitoes seem bigger and more plentiful this year. And a little hungrier. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has advice on keeping yourself from becoming a mosquito main course.
So you’ve got this really tasty treat, and as your raise it to your mouth … it tumbles to the ground. But wait — if you hurry, you can salvage that treat. Or not. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the research behind the so-called “five-second” rule.
We can’t protect our children from every danger in the world, but one area where we can do better is food. Not “the eating,” but the prevention of choking. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study that examines the foods most likely to block an airway.
Hopefully the time you spend in the sun is a happy time. But, spend too much time with those happy rays, and your skin will pay a crispy price. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some simple advice on easing the burn in this week’s health tip.
More cases of West Nile Virus are on the horizon as health officials find more infected mosquitoes in our state. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains what the disease is, its signs and symptoms — and more importantly — how to lessen your chances of getting sick.
It’s a simple drug that’s been around for centuries, but the longer we study it, the better it seems. We’re talking about aspirin. And CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study on aspirin that is especially important for women.
It’s a mainstay of hospitals and medical facilities around the world, but few people keep it in their home “first aid kit.” CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida talks about the medical use of baby shampoo in this week’s health tip.
Millions of Americans take fish oil to prevent disease. Today comes a study that says fish oil supplements may actually cause disease. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at research, and says don’t get hooked by its conclusions.
Here’s a heads-up if you are a diet soda drinker. A new report shows diet drinks, including artificially sweetened soda, are far from the magic elixirs for your waistline that you’ve been led to believe. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the link between diet drinks to obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.