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Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?

A new report in the JAMA says handshakes should be banned in a health care setting — that the contact between hands should be treated like smoking: Prohibited. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “no-touch” proposal.

05/20/2014

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Denver Hospital Invests In ‘Germ-Bot’ To Help Fight Infections

Rose Medical Center is taking aim at hospital acquired infections.

08/28/2013

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Monday Medical Tip: The Five Second Rule

So you’ve got this really tasty treat, and as your raise it to your mouth … it tumbles to the ground. But wait — if you hurry, you can salvage that treat. Or not. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the research behind the so-called “five-second” rule.

07/29/2013

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The Triple Whammy

Does it seem like you’re catching one bug after another? Well, it’s not your imagination. Colorado is getting hit hard by a variety of illnesses. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips on warding off the evil bugs and germs lurking everywhere.

01/24/2013

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Can You Stop A Cold?

When people are hacking and sneezing all around you during cold season, can you keep those germs from invading your body?

11/17/2011

Diet May Play Main Role In Keeping Sniffles At Bay

Ever wonder why some people never get sick, and others pick up every bug going around? A new study suggests diet may play a main role in keeping the sniffles at bay.

08/31/2011

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Air In Planes, Trains And Automobiles

Forget the pat-downs for a second, and think about what you really worry about when you get on a plane.

12/02/2010

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