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Is A Burger Really As Bad As Smoking? C’mon Now, Get Serious!

Will eating “high protein” really send you on the road to an early grave? That’s what the latest research says. And it is research that got a lot of attention. Yet CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says there is more to this study than meets the eye … and it would be a mistake to believe going heavy on the protein is evil for your body.

03/08/2014

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Whats’s The Best Day Of The Week For A Doctor’s Appointment?

Doctor’s office are getting more and more crowded, and appointments harder to come by. CBS4 Medical Dr. Dave Hnida shares his experiences — and frustrations — from both sides of the stethoscope, and shares a new survey that might make your next visit more convenient and productive.

03/08/2014

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Cobwebs From Your Doctor

Few things as frustrating as needing to see your doctor, only to be told: it’ll be awhile. A long while. And the problem seems to be getting worse. So how bad is Denver compared to the rest of the country? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks the average time to get an appointment in the Denver metro area, as well as some tips to grease the wheels to quicker medical care.

03/01/2014

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Help! Find Me A Doctor!

If you need a new doctor, how do you make your choice? A new study shows a surprising trend at doctor shopping. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the research, and has some recommendations.

02/23/2014

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The Higher Risk Of A Low Risk Pregnancy

Even a normal pregnancy is associated with risks to a woman’s health. Now, new research says one complication in particular may last twice as long as once thought–after delivery. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the issue of postpartum blood clots.

02/16/2014

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The Bite Is Worse Than The Meow

Any bite can be a dangerous bite, but a new study from the Mayo Clinic shows that it is the nip of a cuddly cat that can be the most dangerous. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains.

02/15/2014

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Not Too Early To Brush… And Don’t Forget The Fluoride

For decades-old advice advice of avoiding fluoride in infants and toddlers has just been washed down the drain. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on some new recommendations from the American Dental Association.

02/13/2014

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A Super ER At The Super Bowl … In A Tractor Trailer

The Super Bowl is a production beyond anything else in the world of sports. So how do you take care of a fan who might need emergency medical attention at the game? Basically, you bring the emergency medical care to them. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at something rarely seen at any game — an ER on wheels. Eighteen wheels, to be exact.

02/02/2014

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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

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