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Baby Boomers Reach Negative Milestone In Health

CBS4 has begun a weekly series focusing on issues facing baby boomers. First up — their health and the milestone that no other generation has reached.

07/27/2013

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The Return Of West Nile

More cases of West Nile Virus are on the horizon as health officials find more infected mosquitoes in our state. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains what the disease is, its signs and symptoms — and more importantly — how to lessen your chances of getting sick.

07/18/2013

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Monday Health Tip: Why You Need Baby Shampoo

It’s a mainstay of hospitals and medical facilities around the world, but few people keep it in their home “first aid kit.” CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida talks about the medical use of baby shampoo in this week’s health tip.

07/15/2013

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What’s The Best Bedtime For Your Youngster?

What time is the best time to be tucking your child into bed? And how about us grownups? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at new research on sleep patterns and learning.

07/09/2013

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Fishing For Lightning

It’s thunder and lightning season here in Colorado, and the golf course isn’t the only place where you can get struck by a bolt from the blue. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida lights up the myths and misconceptions about safety during a thunderstorm.

06/25/2013

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James Gandolfini’s Heart … And You

The sudden death of James Gandolfini caught millions by surprise. But the word that he suffered a fatal heart attack isn’t that unusual a story in today’s world. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that heart attacks are more common that you think — and what you can do to prevent the “big one.”

06/20/2013

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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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The Perfect Storm Of Heat & Pollen

Heat and pollen are bad enough, but throw in some allergy medicine, and a lack of “early season acclimation” to high temperatures, and even healthy people run the risk of keeling over. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains this dangerous mix of ingredients for your health.

06/10/2013

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Parents: More Bonks Are Worse Than One

There is a lot we don’t know about concussions, but today comes a new study which confirms what we have suspected for a long time: the more concussions in children , the longer it takes to recover. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice for parents.

06/10/2013

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Measles 101

The first cases of measles in Colorado since 2006 have shown up, and health officials are concerned. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about the bug.

06/08/2013

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