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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.
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.
Broncos Coach John Fox is hospitalized because of feeling light headed and short of breath. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has the latest update on Fox’s reported condition, and how doctors approach caring for people with these symptoms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to pain relief, it seems like you have a million and one choices. But is one drug any better than another. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the “Big Three” pain relievers in this week’s Monday health tip.
Millions of women take medication to control high blood pressure. Today comes a new study that says a commonly prescribed class of blood pressure drugs may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Should you change medications to play it safe? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice on the study
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.