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One In 68. What’s Behind The Jump In Children With Autism?

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.

03/27/2014

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E-Cigs Equal E Z-Quit?

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.

03/24/2014

The long wait. (credit: Dr. Dave Hnida)

Cobwebs From Your Doctor

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.

03/01/2014

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The Bite Is Worse Than The Meow

Any bite can be a dangerous bite, but a new study from the Mayo Clinic shows that it is the nip of a cuddly cat that can be the most dangerous. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains.

02/15/2014

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Not Too Early To Brush… And Don’t Forget The Fluoride

For decades-old advice advice of avoiding fluoride in infants and toddlers has just been washed down the drain. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on some new recommendations from the American Dental Association.

02/13/2014

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A Super ER At The Super Bowl … In A Tractor Trailer

The Super Bowl is a production beyond anything else in the world of sports. So how do you take care of a fan who might need emergency medical attention at the game? Basically, you bring the emergency medical care to them. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at something rarely seen at any game — an ER on wheels. Eighteen wheels, to be exact.

02/02/2014

Dr. Dave Hnida (credit: CBS)

Will Fixing ‘Low T’ Also Break Your Heart?

Guys, you can’t help escaping the message that you may be suffering from “low T”, or low testosterone. And a trip to the doctor may be smart move to see if you can boost your energy, strength, and sex drive. But now the FDA is taking a closer look at testosterone products to make sure they are safe. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there is also a question of these products being marketed as a quick fix for everything that ails the American male.

02/01/2014

New Welker helmet

What’s With The Big Helmet?

Wes Welker ran onto the field last week with a new–giant– helmet. The question is: does that new design prevent concusiions. And if so, why arent all players wearing them? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the “new” helmet.

01/19/2014

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos catches a pass against linebacker Moise Fokou #53 of the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Which Position Suffers The Most Concussions?

No question football is violent, especially when it comes to the head. With 22 guys crashing into each other at full speed, which position is the riskiest? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the stats.

01/12/2014

Temperatures were in the upper 20s in Denver for the fireworks downtown on the 16th Street Mall on the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, and into the morning of Jan. 1, 2012. There were fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight. (credit: CBS)

The No-Resolution Resolutions

New Year’s means more than flipping a calendar, or writing the wrong date repeatedly. It’s also the time for resolutions. The problem is: only 8% of resolutions are successful at the one-year mark. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the most popular (and hardest to keep) resolutions– and offers a short list of vows that may be a little easier, and more practical to live with.

01/05/2014

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