High Blood Pressure

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Are You At Risk For ‘The Frozen Five’?

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.

11/12/2014

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Don’t Let This At-Home Machine Lead You Down The Wrong Road

Let’s face it. We all like the idea of the “empowered” patient. But a new study may take some of the steam from that empowerment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice on a new study that looks at the home blood pressure cuffs.

11/06/2014

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You Might Have It And Not Even Know It

Could that pounding headache be caused by a spike in your blood pressure? The answer is most likely no. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study that shows half of people with high blood pressure don’t even know it…they’re too busy waiting for symptoms.

09/04/2013

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Some Pregnant Women Need To Get Tested For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pregnancy and exhaustion seem to go together, but being overly fatigued can signal a bigger problem for a mother and her baby.

02/21/2012

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New Drug Produces Steep Drop In Bad Cholesterol

An experimental drug boosted good cholesterol so high and dropped bad cholesterol so low in a study that doctors were stunned and voiced renewed hopes for an entirely new way of preventing heart attacks and strokes.

11/18/2010

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