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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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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

Generic Statin (credit: Dr. Dave Hnida)

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

Vicodin

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

Janet Walker's flooded basement in Longmont. (credit: CBS)

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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