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Dr. Dave Hnida

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Cobwebs From Your Doctor

Few things as frustrating as needing to see your doctor, only to be told: it’ll be awhile. A long while. And the problem seems to be getting worse. So how bad is Denver compared to the rest of the country? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks the average time to get an appointment in the Denver metro area, as well as some tips to grease the wheels to quicker medical care.

03/01/2014

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Will Fixing ‘Low T’ Also Break Your Heart?

Guys, you can’t help escaping the message that you may be suffering from “low T”, or low testosterone. And a trip to the doctor may be smart move to see if you can boost your energy, strength, and sex drive. But now the FDA is taking a closer look at testosterone products to make sure they are safe. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there is also a question of these products being marketed as a quick fix for everything that ails the American male.

02/01/2014

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John Fox Update: Heart Procedure This Week

There’s more information on Coach John Fox and his trip to the hospital. It’s being reported that the coach has known heart valve damage. He was hoping to wait until the end of the season to fix it, but now it appears the surgery will be done this week. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains how the surgery could be a season -ender for the coach.

11/02/2013

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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: 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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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.

07/30/2013

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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.

06/10/2013

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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.

06/08/2013

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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.

06/03/2013

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FDA: Be Cautious When Taking Allergy Medication

Some allergy sufferers say this year’s symptoms are worse than ever and sticking around longer than in years past. But now there’s something else to consider — the side effects from allergy medication.

06/01/2013

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