Dr. Dave Hnida

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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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Hey Parents: What’s The Hurry?

More and more babies are starting solids at too young an age.. and a new study says that can lead to a wide range of problems, including malnutrition and a weaker immune system. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the study says it’s often the result of a doctor giving the wrong advice.

03/25/2013

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Doctor Review Websites Remain A Growing Industry

We turn to the web for restaurant reviews and vacation referrals, but doctor review sites are statistically not yet making the grade.

02/20/2013

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Here’s My Personal Response To Online”Ratings”

Have you ever used or posted to an online rating site for a doctor? Odds are, the answer is no. And that’s one of the problems of these sites: there are not enough ratings. But there are a number of other shortcomings when it comes to these ratings, and CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why he’s not a big fan.

02/20/2013

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