Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
Let’s face it. We all like the idea of the “empowered” patient. But a new study may take some of the steam from that empowerment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice on a new study that looks at the home blood pressure cuffs.
Here’s the latest news on Ebola, including a new case in New York City, the recovery of one of the Ebola-infected nurses — all the way to the use of Tabasco sauce to help health care workers protect themselves from the virus. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida wraps up the latest developments.
It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.
It was more of a matter of “when” and not “if”. The first case of Ebola in the U.S. has just been identified. We knew one day we would have to deal with it, and that time is now. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines what you need to know about Ebola in America.
Enterovirus 68 continues to spread in Colorado, and doctors are investigating another case of polio-type symptoms. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know as a parent.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced new recommendations for birth control and teens. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, pediatricians say the best methods are long acting … and not the pill or condoms.
Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.
There is quite a bit more than a “smack in the head” when it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. We probably have learned more about these injuries within the past five years than we had known in the past 50. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about concussions.
Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.
When it comes to eating fish during pregnancy, it’s a case of tuna ping-pong. The FDA and EPA says some tuna is good for you. Now a study by Consumer Reports says no tuna is good for you if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the controversy.