A new report suggests one of the most common tests in medicine may be overused, and putting patients at risk for harm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some suggestions for questions to ask before having a CAT Scan.
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.
As the temps climb, so do the cases of heat illness. Sometimes it’s not bad enough to need to see a doctor, but it can make you feel plum terrible. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has a list of safety tips when you’re active in the boiling heat.
Get a cholesterol test, and odds are you will be told to starve yourself for 12 hours before having your blood taken. But is that really the most accurate way to check blood fats? As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, researchers say fasting is like cramming for a exam — and may not be the best way to take a blood test.
Exciting news about Alzheimer’s — but it is news that also carries a burden. A new test that is almost perfect — almost. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida asks, would you really want to know if youre going to develop a disease that has no cure?
Adding a new test to standard digital mammograohy may provide a powerful new tool in the fight against breast cancer. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, this newer technology may be more accurate at detecting cancer, and less likely to deliver a false report.
Summertime means picnic time … and with it comes the risk of eating more than you bargained for: germs. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has a quick reminder on some food safety guidelines that will help make your cookout a safer one.
The World Cup has been exciting to watch, but do you ever wonder if all of those spectacular looking headers add up to subtle damage to the brain? It’s an important question, especially if you have a child who plays the game. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the latest research — and tips — for soccer players and their parents.
For more than a decade, the FDA has warned pregnant and nursing women, as well as young kids, to limit the amount of fish that they eat. The problem is that after that advice came out, fish consumption has dropped to zero for many in those groups. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a shift in the FDA’s position, what fish is safe and how much you should eat each week.
You can put a warning label on anything, but it just may not be enough. A new study shows the number of children injured by magnets have tripled within the last 10 years, causing injuries that can lead to hospitalizations or death. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the new super-powerful type of magnet that’s to blame.