Go under the knife, and the odds are good that a robot may be the one wielding the scalpel. More and more surgeries are being done via ” robotics,” and the FDA is looking into an reported increase in the number of complications during robotic procedures. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says there are questions you should ask before having surgery — no matter who is doing the cutting.
If you’ve tried to use gum, patches or nicotine lozenges to help you quit smoking, you know how hard it is to follow the timeframes on the instructions. But now the FDA has loosened the reins on the rules, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports.
Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured from April 20 through Sept. 19, 2012 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. The move comes after the Colorado Department of Agriculture tested a retail sample.
Those who get confused at the grocery store looking at the nutrition labels on food items are not alone — the government admits they can be confusing. Now there’s a call for change.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.
Would you swallow some pills you found on the street? That’s basically what you may be doing if you’re using an online pharmacy. Some are good sites … most are bad. Dr. Dave Hnida explains a new program to help you avoid online medication traps.
A new report says you may be getting a surprise as you are eating rice: arsenic. And as you probably know, arsenic is not good for you. Right now, there’s a lot of disagreement about this report. Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips.
The Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.
Teething can drive a baby (and a parent) crazy. But don’t compound the problem by using an over-the-counter teething cure. Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a warning from the FDA on some popular teething remedies.
Rocky Ford cantaloupe arrive in Colorado grocery stores Friday, and farmers want consumers to know the melons are safe.