Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
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.
What time is the best time to be tucking your child into bed? And how about us grownups? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at new research on sleep patterns and learning.
Country singer Randy Travis is reported to be in critical condition, suffering from a cardiomyopathy. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what the condition is — and how difficult it is to treat.
It’s thunder and lightning season here in Colorado, and the golf course isn’t the only place where you can get struck by a bolt from the blue. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida lights up the myths and misconceptions about safety during a thunderstorm.
The sudden death of James Gandolfini caught millions by surprise. But the word that he suffered a fatal heart attack isn’t that unusual a story in today’s world. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that heart attacks are more common that you think — and what you can do to prevent the “big one.”
If you are allergic to eggs, you’ve probably been told you can’t get a flu vaccine. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new vaccine — which is egg-free — will now be available for the upcoming flu season. Roll up your sleeve!
You’d be horrified and angry if another child bullied your son or daughter at school, but new research shows that abuse is just as likely, and just as damaging, when it takes place at home. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, all too often, many parents think “sibling bullying” is just a part of growing up.
Heat and pollen are bad enough, but throw in some allergy medicine, and a lack of “early season acclimation” to high temperatures, and even healthy people run the risk of keeling over. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains this dangerous mix of ingredients for your health.
There is a lot we don’t know about concussions, but today comes a new study which confirms what we have suspected for a long time: the more concussions in children , the longer it takes to recover. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice for parents.