Dr. Dave Hnida
First things first: This flu season’s will be especially severe.
It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.
Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.