Dr. Dave Hnida

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New Recommendations For Mammograms. Should You Follow Them?

How often should you get a mammogram? If you’re looking for advice, prepare for confusion. Depending on who you listen to, the recommendation will most likely be different that what you would get from someone else. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida helps you sort through the latest advice.

04/22/2015

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Listeria And Ice Cream: What You Need To Know About Blue Bell And Bacteria

Who would think that ice cream could make you deathly ill? It can if it is contaminated with bacteria, and that’s just the case with Blue Bell ice cream. The discovery of a bacteria called listeria in Blue Bell ice cream and other products has prompted a massive recall. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has what you need to know.

04/21/2015

My dog, Bella.  (courtesy Dr. Dave Hnida)

Here’s Looking At You, Pooch.

It is truly the look of love. A new study in the Journal Science finds that the gaze of a dog and its human is similar that between a mother and her newborn. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at why you love your dog so much, and why your dog loves you.

04/16/2015

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Colorado’s New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump Health

When it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics — not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.

04/16/2015

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Why You Don’t Want Your Young Pitcher To Know Tommy John

Today is Opening Day for our Colorado Rockies. But for some kids, there is no true opening day for their season. They play year-round and seem to migrate from one league and its first game to the next. And that baseball overdose can lead to more than a sore arm. As Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s a big reason more and more kids are having elbow surgery and hanging up their spikes.

04/06/2015

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Is Tylenol A Worthless Medication?

Acetaminophen — which is the active ingredient in Tylenol — is the most popular pain reliever in the world. Yet a new study says that the drug is not effective at relieving pain, and people who take it are wasting their time and money, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports.

04/06/2015

Flonase. Courtesy Dr Dave Hnida

How Effective Are OTC Nasal Steroids At Easing Your Allergy Misery?

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you probably seen the ads for powerful prescription nasal sprays that are now available over the counter. But how effective are these sprays, and are they worth your money? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look.

CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some tips about OTC steroid nasal sprays.

03/23/2015

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Sneeze, Wheeze & Itch. Welcome To Spring Allergies In Colorado

We just hit Spring a short time ago, but many of us have been suffering from springtime allergies for weeks. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some homegrown tips to ease your misery.

03/22/2015

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One In Four Breast Biopsies May Be Inaccurate

There are few things better than being told that a test result has come back normal. That’s particularly true when it comes to breast biopsies. But now comes a study that questions the accuracy of that “good news” report. As CBS Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, but to one in four breast biopsy interpretations may be off the mark.

03/17/2015

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Why You Still Should Have Gotten That ‘Lousy’ Flu Shot

If you think the flu season is over in Colorado, think again. A different strain is now sickening people, and is expected lurk around for another month or so. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, it’s been an extra bad flu, and he has some facts on how flu attacked Colorado this year.

03/13/2015

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