Asthma

Peanuts. Courtesy Dr. Dave Hnida

A Hidden Asthma Trigger: Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergies are on the rise, and a new study suggests one group of children who may be sensitive but not know it include those with asthma. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on what you may want to do if you have a child with asthma or similar breathing problems.

05/18/2015

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Are You At Risk For ‘The Frozen Five?’

As temperatures plummet, your risk of health problems skyrocket, including some issues you might not ordinarily associate with a plunging thermometer. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “Frozen Five” — five health problems that go hand-in-hand with a visit from this unusual early blast of winter.

11/12/2014

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Another Case Of Polio-Type Symptoms — Enterovirus?

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.

09/29/2014

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Denver Pediatric Allergist: Don’t Panic To New Study Linking Childhood Asthma To Phthalates

A new study links a pregnant woman’s exposure to some common household chemicals to their unborn child’s risk of developing asthma.

09/17/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Life-Threatening Enterovirus Confirmed In Colorado

A respiratory virus is getting hundreds of children sick across the Midwest and has now been confirmed in Colorado.

09/08/2014

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Local Doctor Teaches Asthmatic Children How To Treat Themselves

If your child has trouble catching their breath when catching a ball or doing other activities, one local doctor is working on a solution.

12/12/2013

A cutting-edge asthma inhaler is helping doctors create a more accurate treatment plan for those with asthma. (credit: CBS)

High-Tech Asthma Inhaler Helps Track Triggers, Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects 25 million adults and eight million children in the U.S. A cutting-edge asthma inhaler is helping doctors create a more accurate treatment plan that pins down a patient’s location and possible triggers around them.

04/10/2013

An Asthma Drug That Permanently Stunts Growth?

All asthma medications can have side effects, but one in particular has one that is permanent: stunted growth. Dr. Dave Hnida has more on a new study.

09/03/2012

Kyle Laubenstein practices his breathing at National Jewish Health (credit: CBS)

Colorado Researchers Hope ‘Biofeedback’ Can Control Asthma

Can patients be trained to control their asthma? That’s what researchers are studying at National Jewish Health in Denver.

01/11/2012

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