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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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Dr. Dave Weighs In On Increase In Whooping Cough Cases

Health officials claim the U.S. is on track for its worst year for Whooping Cough in more than 50 years. There’s also an increase in Colorado.


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CT Scans, Kids, And Cancer– Don’t Fret

A new study says CAT scanning a kid’s head may not alway be a good thing- especially since all of that radiation may triple a child’s risk of cancer. But does that mean you have to be afraid of a scan? Dr Dave Hnida says no. You just need to know the facts, and the questions to ask.


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Shovel Snow The Right Way

Too many people grab their shovels and scoop up the snow as quickly as they can in an effort to clear their sidewalks and driveways of snow before it starts to stick.


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Listeria Outbreak Expected To Get Worse, Lawsuits Mount

It’s only going to get worse. That’s the word from federal health officials on the listeria outbreak. They say more illnesses and maybe deaths could happen in the coming weeks.


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A Little Ibuprofen Can Equal Big Problems

Some medications and pregnancy simply don’t mix. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on a new study in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association that raises new red flags about some common over-the-counter drugs.




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