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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Sick.

Welcome to the influenza season of 2013-2014.
Health officals say the bug has hit hard and fast– and it you haven’t had your flu vaccine, it’s not to late… but you had better hurry up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the worst season since 2009.

01/04/2014

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A New Use For Viagra… In Women

The little blue pill has been around for awhile, and as time goes on, more and more medical uses are being found for it. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports how a drug for “E.D.” in men may provide relief for painful menstrual periods in women.

12/09/2013

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Run The 2-2-4 Play On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally the start of the holiday season. It’s also tradionally the start of food poisoning season. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on how the “2-2-4″ rule may help make today—and the rest of the holidays– more enjoyable.

11/28/2013

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Should You Be On A Statin Drug? The New Rules

New guidelines from heart experts could double the number of Americans taking statin drugs to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. But how many drugs are too many? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, and offers an opinion on the new recommendations.

11/12/2013

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 15, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

John Fox Surgery

The Broncos announced that Coach John Fox underwent surgery today to replace a defective heart valve. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the typical recovery.

11/04/2013

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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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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

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Monday Health Tip: Heat Or Ice?

Tweak your back or ankle, which do you do first? Ice or Heat?
CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida takes a look at the answer everyone remembers–until they get hurt.

09/02/2013

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It’s Not Just A “Flu Shot” Any More

When it comes to flu vaccines, one size doesn’t fit all. This year, you’ll have a choice of a number of shots and sprays– even a new vacccine for people with egg allergies. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has a shopping list to pick and choose the new vaccine that’s right for you.

09/02/2013

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Monday Health Tip: Rule Of The Neck

Feeling a little under the weather? When is it okay to exercise? Important questions with a weird summertime respiratory bug making the rounds. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says one good guideline to follow is “The Rule Of The Neck.”

08/26/2013

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