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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

Cake With A Hatchet
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Please Eat The Cake, But Not The Decorations

Nothing like a nice piece of cake to celebrate an occasion — just be sure you stop at the cake, and don’t mindlessly swallow everything else in sight. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a case of a person who went a little overboard when it was time for dessert.

12/26/2013

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Best Healthy And Diet Books For The New Year

With New Year’s just around the corner, you’re ready to be fitter, trimmer, and healthier. These great books from Simon & Schuster will help you kick off 2014 the right way—and stick to your health resolutions this year.

12/20/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Why Peyton’s Ankle Needs A Fairytale Ending

Denver heaved a sigh of relief when Payton Manning’s ankle MRI showed no significant damage. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s the type of injury that will cause fans to keep their fingers crossed the rest of the season.

11/11/2013

Head coach John Fox of the Denver Broncos (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

John Fox Update: Heart Procedure This Week

There’s more information on Coach John Fox and his trip to the hospital. It’s being reported that the coach has known heart valve damage. He was hoping to wait until the end of the season to fix it, but now it appears the surgery will be done this week. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains how the surgery could be a season -ender for the coach.

11/02/2013

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Are You Going To Roll The Dice Of Illness?

Flu season is just around the corner, and we’re being told now is the time to get vaccinated. But fewer that half of adults get a flu vaccine. Why? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the myths that may leave you sicker than a dog.

10/21/2013

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Bethenny Frankel’s 10 Secrets for Your Suitcase

Follow Bethenny Frankel’s tips for packing light so that your luggage doesn’t slow you down on your next trip.

10/04/2013

Janet Walker's flooded basement in Longmont. (credit: CBS)

What The Health Department Tells Us Doctors

The one in a thousand year flood catches everyone of guard, including doctors. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida shares what the State Health Department sent him and other health professionals to help deal with the medical unknowns of the disaster.

09/17/2013

A debris covered hunting boot sits in front of a home in Longmont, drying as residents clean up in in one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the wake of a week of heavy flooding on Sept. 16, 2013. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Up Next: Health Worries During Flood Cleanup

The worst may be over, but yet the worst may be yet to come. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has tips and info on staying safe during cleanup.

09/16/2013

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