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Why You Still Should Have Gotten That ‘Lousy’ Flu Shot

If you think the flu season is over in Colorado, think again. A different strain is now sickening people, and is expected lurk around for another month or so. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, it’s been an extra bad flu, and he has some facts on how flu attacked Colorado this year.

03/13/2015

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Kicking The Habit … With a Cost: Cautions About Chantix

It’s hard to throw those smokes away. So many people turn to pills, patches, and gum to help them kick the habit. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the FDA has some strong words of warning about the quit smoking aid Chantix.

03/10/2015

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Apple Watch & ResearchKit Raise Privacy Concerns

Apple’s announcement brought the potential for a healthier future with innovative technology that’s guaranteed to take the world by storm for its practicality and it’s privacy risks.

03/10/2015

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Why That Extra Cup Of Coffee May Be Medicine For Your Heart

Like that morning cup of coffee? Well, drink up. And then have another. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that links several cups of java a day to a healthy heart.

03/03/2015

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Is It Safe To Delay Your Child’s Immunizations?

There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.

03/02/2015

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Is It The Flu? Or Are You Having A Heart Attack?

Heart attacks in women can be subtle and sneaky. And a new study shows in younger women, that can be the reason why heart attacks are twice as deadly as compared to a man who is the same age. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what women need to know, especially those between the ages of 30-55.

02/26/2015

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Why Blowing A Gasket Can Put You In A Casket

It’s never good to lose your temper, but a new study shows how bad anger can be on your heart –even after you’ve had hours to calm down. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at what happens to your heart when you fly off the handle.

02/24/2015

SAM feature

The Story Of Sharing America’s Marrow

Sam Kimura, her sister and her best friend are on a mission to help people around the country in need of life saving blood marrow. See how these three young women are going about making a real difference.

02/18/2015

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Why Eggs Are Okay Even If You Have High Cholesterol

For years we’ve been told to avoid eggs to protect our hearts. But now a federal nutrition panel is reversing 40 year old advice –saying that eggs and other foods high in cholesterol can be part of a heart healthy diet. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains why.

02/11/2015

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Do You Really Need This Test?

A new report suggests one of the most common tests in medicine may be overused, and putting patients at risk for harm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some suggestions for questions to ask before having a CAT Scan.

01/28/2015

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