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Measles Surge Worries Health Officials

The highest number of measles cases in 20 years has federal health officials concerned.

05/30/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with pills — more than ever before. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at what’s being prescribed and why more than half of us are taking at least one ongoing prescription from our doctors.

05/14/2014

A man wears a mouth and nose mask at a mall in Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on April 27, 2014. The MERS death toll  neared 100 as authorities scrambled to reassure an increasingly edgy population in the country worst-hit by the infectious coronavirus.(credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Should You Panic Over The MERS Virus?

The first case of the deadly virus MERS was isolated in the United States today. Public health experts are worried. Should you be? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at this deadly virus, and explains how worried you should be.

05/02/2014

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Dying To Die Early? Check Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol … & Zip Code

Most people think that genetics and family history dictate your lifespan. But a new report from the CDC says otherwise. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, where you spend your life may be just as important as the cards your were dealt when you began your life. You see, in some areas of the country, people take better — or worse– care of themselves than in others.

05/02/2014

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CDC Says Autism Reported In Children Continues To Increase

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of children reported with autism continues to increase.

03/27/2014

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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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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether it’s a business trip, vacation with family or a solo venture, there’s nothing much worse than feeling under the weather or having an upset stomach from unhealthy foods. Here are 10 tips to stay healthy while traveling.

03/18/2014

The majority of people who suffer from chronic pain feel they are treated like drug addicts during their pharmacy visits, and nearly one-third of pain sufferers showed concern they are being embarrassed by their healthcare provider. (Getty)

Poll: Majority Of Chronic Pain Sufferers Feel Treated Like ‘Drug Addicts’ By Pharmacists

The majority of people who suffer from chronic pain feel they are treated like drug addicts during their pharmacy visits, and nearly one-third of pain sufferers showed concern they are being embarrassed by their healthcare provider.

03/11/2014

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Study Finds 73 Percent Of American Children Consume Caffeine Daily

A new study found that nearly three out of four American children consume caffeine each day.

02/10/2014

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