Dr. Dave Hnida’s Blog
The CDC now estimates that one in 68 children in America has some form of autism. That’s a 30 percent jump in just a few years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new numbers, and has advice on what you need to know as a parent.
The latest and greatest way to kick the cigarette habit is “E-Cigs.” Nicotine vapor filled tubes that are supposed to make your yearnings for the real deal smolder to ashes. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, a new report shows E-cigs aren’t necessarily a magic puff.
A lot of people love conspiracy theories, and it’s no different when it comes to health. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, what you falsely believe may hurt you.
Researchers announced that they are looking for 8000 volunteers to look at the health effects of chocolate. Talk about millions who would be willing to be a lab rat for this one! CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at this mouthwatering study, and the no-so-sweet rules to participate.
For years, the unofficial “5 second” rules says it’s safe to eat food that’s been dropped on the floor, provided you pick it up before the clock strikes five seconds. Now a new study says the five seconds may be too strict. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the latest “research.”
It may not seem like much: a simple loss of one hour on the clock as we “spring ahead.” But for some people, the time change is pure misery. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there can be some real health problems as we get thrown overnight into Daylight Savings Time.
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.
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.
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.
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.