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Heart Health

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To Protect Your Heart, Timing Is Everything

Millions of Americans take a daily aspirin to lessen the risk of a heart attack. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, when you pop an aspirin can make a big difference in how much protection you truly get.

11/25/2013

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Will A Z-Pack Attack Your Heart?

A new study suggest one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in America may have some scary — as in heart — side effects. But how worried do you really need to be? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the study and the question you should ask before taking Zithromax.

05/01/2013

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How About A Nice Juicy Burger Topped With Trimethylamine N-oxide?

When it comes to red meat, we doctors always say — go easy. But while that advice may be right, the reason my be wrong. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s not only the fat and cholesterol that’s a worry, it’s also a mumbo-jumbo long chemical that even he has trouble pronouncing.

04/09/2013

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Why Whitney Houston Died

The autopsy report on Whitney Houston shows she died of an accidental drowning, but as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there is more to the report that needs to be examined. That includes heart problems, medications and drugs… which may have been the true underlying causes of her tragic life and death.

03/22/2012

The majority of people who suffer from chronic pain feel they are treated like drug addicts during their pharmacy visits, and nearly one-third of pain sufferers showed concern they are being embarrassed by their healthcare provider. (credit: ThinkStock)

Will That Sleeping Pill Give You A Heart Attack Or Cancer?

Millions of Americans take sleeping pills to get a good night’s snooze. But now a new study says these pills can be as bad for your health as cigarettes. Dr. Dave Hnida looks at whether sleeping pills truly up your risk of death.

02/29/2012

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