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Friday Ebola Update — Including A New Use Of Tabasco

Here’s the latest news on Ebola, including a new case in New York City, the recovery of one of the Ebola-infected nurses — all the way to the use of Tabasco sauce to help health care workers protect themselves from the virus. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida wraps up the latest developments.

10/24/2014

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

10/22/2014

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Sick Ebola Patient & Their Contact With Others

It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.

10/01/2014

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What You Need To Know About Ebola In America

It was more of a matter of “when” and not “if”. The first case of Ebola in the U.S. has just been identified. We knew one day we would have to deal with it, and that time is now. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines what you need to know about Ebola in America.

10/01/2014

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Flu Shot?

Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.

09/22/2014

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What Has The Affordable Care Act Accomplished A Year Later?

With almost a year under its belt, has the Affordable Care Act impact as many people as it originally set out to?

09/18/2014

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

09/12/2014

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Enterovirus: Quick Facts For Parents

Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.

09/09/2014

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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.

08/14/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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