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Liquid codeine product (credit: Dr. Dave Hnida)

Caution: Why Would Your Child Be Prescribed This Medication?

A new study shows doctors continue to prescribe a medication that experts say can be dangerous for children — and simply shouldn’t be used. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the bad mix of codeine and kids.

04/21/2014

Kristine Kirk, left, and Richard Kirk, right (credit: CBS)

Tragic Murder May Lead to Political Fallout

The tragic murder of Kristine Kirk will likely cause political fallout in many different areas in Colorado politics.

04/17/2014

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Number Of ‘Sweet People’ Doubles — And Why That’s Bad

Experts call it an epidemic. New research shows the number of Americans with diabetes. or “sweet blood,” has doubled since 1988. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, odds are you know someone with diabetes — or have it yourself.

04/14/2014

Mike Kopp (credit: CBS)

How Will Kopp’s New Momentum Affect Race For Governor?

Former State Senator Mike Kopp scored a major upset when he won the top line of the 2014 GOP Gubernatorial primary ballot last Saturday. That momentum may mean big changes in the race for Governor.

04/13/2014

Tom Tancredo (credit: CBS)

Tancredo’s Signature Approval Could Change The GOP Race

With Tom Tancredo not needing any delegates at this weekend’s GOP State Assembly to make the ballot, the field is much more open and could change the face of the 2014 election.

04/10/2014

Coughing into elbow (credit: Dr. Dave Hnida)

Your Sneeze Traveled How Far?!

We know that droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel at NASCAR-type speeds for long, long distances, But new research says the reality of mucus travel is worse than we thought. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at how a sneeze in the basement can sicken someone in the attic.

04/10/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Could Governor’s Race Put Focus on Amendment 41?

Will leaders from both parties making Colorado Independent Ethics Commission headlines push for a more critical look of Amendment 41 and how we look at Ethics Complaints?

04/08/2014

Low fat milk (credit: Dr. Dave Hnida)

Knees Achy? Drink A Glass Of Milk

Arthritis of the knees tends to start developing as early as the mid-20s. For some, it’s not that big a deal. For others, it rapidly advances until there is a lot of pain as bone rubs on bone from a loss of cartilage. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study which says low fat milk may protect your knees by slowing down everyday wear and tear.

04/07/2014

Band-Aid (credit: Dr Dave Hnida)

Your Band-Aid: Yank, Tug, Or Coax?

Everyone seems to have an opinion on this one: what’s the best speed to remove a Band-Aid? Slow and coax? Or just get it over with with a turbo-charged rip? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a study that tried to answer the question.

04/07/2014