Millions of Americans take a daily aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet this little pill can carry some major side effects. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that says many people who take aspirin should actually avoid it.
As temperatures plummet, your risk of health problems skyrocket, including some issues you might not ordinarily associate with a plunging thermometer. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “Frozen Five” — five health problems that go hand-in-hand with a visit from this unusual early blast of winter.
Three men got the chance to thank the first responders who saved their lives. All three suffered cardiac arrest before they were helped by Littleton Fire rescuers.
For decades, doctors have recommended that most people take a baby aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack. But now the FDA says aspirin should be a no-go for most. So what is the best thing to do? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the FDA recommendation — and offers some advice about popping a daily pill.
A 74-year-old man from Fort Collins has suffered an apparent heart attack and died while snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park.
A man from Aurora went for a run and most surely would have died along the way were it not for a quick-thinking stranger.
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.”
If you’ve got pain, odds are you may consider some ibuprofen or some other medication for relief. Now, a study links ibuprofen to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Do you need to worry that little tab will equal big problems? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the study.
It’s Heart Month, and no better time to remind men and women (especially women) that heart attacks don’t always arrive with crushing chest pain. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what other symptoms could signal trouble.
A firefighter in Parker is back to work six months after he suffered a major heart attack on the job and nearly died.