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Your Sneeze Traveled How Far?!

We know that droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel at NASCAR-type speeds for long, long distances, But new research says the reality of mucus travel is worse than we thought. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at how a sneeze in the basement can sicken someone in the attic.

04/10/2014

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Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

Lots of germs attacking us here in Colorado. How do you know whether it’s a simple cold, or the dreaded “flu”? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why it’s important to know the difference — and how to use the “FACTS” to tell.

01/27/2014

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Sick.

Welcome to the influenza season of 2013-2014.
Health officals say the bug has hit hard and fast– and it you haven’t had your flu vaccine, it’s not to late… but you had better hurry up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the worst season since 2009.

01/04/2014

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Colorado Flu Season Has Doctors On Alert

Health officials warn that Colorado is in the throes of one of the worst flu seasons since 2009, but there is still plenty of vaccine available.

01/02/2014

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Flu Hitting Colorado Harder Than Last Year

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says the number of hospitalizations because of the flu this season so far is in the hundreds.

12/31/2013

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Dozens Already Hospitalized With The Flu In Colorado

The flu is hitting Colorado with dozens of people hospitalized, and now one death has been reported.

12/05/2013

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Fight The Flu Now, Don’t Wait To Get The Shot

Fight the flu now. Don’t wait to get your flu shot. That’s advice from health experts on this year’s flu season.

09/25/2013

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It’s Not Just A “Flu Shot” Any More

When it comes to flu vaccines, one size doesn’t fit all. This year, you’ll have a choice of a number of shots and sprays– even a new vacccine for people with egg allergies. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has a shopping list to pick and choose the new vaccine that’s right for you.

09/02/2013

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A New Flu Shot — Hold The Eggs

If you are allergic to eggs, you’ve probably been told you can’t get a flu vaccine. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new vaccine — which is egg-free — will now be available for the upcoming flu season. Roll up your sleeve!

06/20/2013

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Take Everyday Steps To Avoid Coming Down With The Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccination is the number one defense against the flu, but there also steps people can take every day to avoid the aches and pains of influenza.

02/06/2013

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