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Today’s kids spend anywhere from 8-11 hours a day typing, tweeting and texting. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says kids need to go on a “media diet.” CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some new guidelines.

10/28/2013

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Got Vicodin? Get Ready For Tighter Reins On Pain Pills

Take Vicodin? America’s most popular narcotic pain pill will soon be harder to get if the FDA has its way. Yet doctors and others have fought tighter control over prescribing this addictive and often abused medication. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida disagrees, and explains why he thinks the new rules are good ones.

10/24/2013

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Are You Going To Roll The Dice Of Illness?

Flu season is just around the corner, and we’re being told now is the time to get vaccinated. But fewer that half of adults get a flu vaccine. Why? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the myths that may leave you sicker than a dog.

10/21/2013

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Using Peanut Butter And A Ruler To Make A Diagnosis

We all like fancy and high tech when it comes to medical testing, but researchers have found a simpler way to hone in towards a diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, all it takes is a spoonful of peanut butter and a ruler.

10/11/2013

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You And Tom Hanks May Have A Lot In Common

America has an epidemic of high blood sugar, and joining the ranks of newly diagnosed diabetics is Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why you should be tested as well.

10/09/2013

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Why Running Won’t Give You Arthritis Of The Knees

Watch a runner pound the road while piling up the miles, and you’ve got to wonder how badly those knees are being beaten up. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s actually the opposite: running may actually prevent arthritis of the knees.

10/07/2013

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Do You Really Want To Take That?

We Americans love our antibiotics … use has jumped even though research shows for most common conditions they don’t help. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why he, other doctors, and you — all need too wise up when it comes to pills to kill germs.

10/04/2013

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A ‘Little’ Splash May Buzz You

People who drink wine often don’t accurately judge just how much alcohol they are consuming. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study that blames the shape, color, and location of the glass for an cup that runneth over.

09/30/2013

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How Young Is Too Young For Botox?

The sooner the better. That’s the apparent message from a new article on Botox in the Journal of the American Medical Association Dermatology. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, do you really want to do Botox forever at age 21?

09/23/2013

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What The Health Department Tells Us Doctors

The one in a thousand year flood catches everyone of guard, including doctors. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida shares what the State Health Department sent him and other health professionals to help deal with the medical unknowns of the disaster.

09/17/2013