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Monday Health Tip: Protecting Your Melon

The hot topic in medicine these days … as well as the sports pages is the number of head injuries in football. But did you know the rate of head injury and brain damage is more than double in bike riding (without a helmet)? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains how to make sure your child’s helmet is a proper fit.


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Are You A Mosquito Magnet This Year?

It’s not your imagination. Mosquitoes seem bigger and more plentiful this year. And a little hungrier. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has advice on keeping yourself from becoming a mosquito main course.


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What’s The Best Bedtime For Your Youngster?

What time is the best time to be tucking your child into bed? And how about us grownups? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at new research on sleep patterns and learning.


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The Perfect Storm Of Heat & Pollen

Heat and pollen are bad enough, but throw in some allergy medicine, and a lack of “early season acclimation” to high temperatures, and even healthy people run the risk of keeling over. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains this dangerous mix of ingredients for your health.


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Measles 101

The first cases of measles in Colorado since 2006 have shown up, and health officials are concerned. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about the bug.


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Why Your Medicine Is So Dangerous For Your Child

As the number of adults taking prescription medications increase, so has the number of accidental poisonings in children. A new study shows a 30 percent increase in kids being hospitalized from taking adult medicines. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on how keep your household safe.


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Drugs That Might Make You Stupid

The FDA has a warning about a class of medication that very popular in Colorado these days—drugs to relieve allergies. The agency says you may be having side effects from these medications— and not know it.
Cbs4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has more on why the FDA is concerned.


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The 7 Minute No-Excuse

Don’t have time for a decent workout? The wrong shoes? No cycle or treadmill? Don’t worrry about it — CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains a new seven minute workout from the American College of Sports Medicine that promises to get you fit with the help of a chair … and nothing more.



Why Your Symptoms Would Be Different From Mine

It’s Heart Month, and no better time to remind men and women (especially women) that heart attacks don’t always arrive with crushing chest pain. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what other symptoms could signal trouble.


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Full Closures Of I-25 Overnight At Santa Fe For Bridge Work

Bridge work on Santa Fe over I-25 will force full closures of the Interstate overnight August 29th and 30th.