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Would You Trust A Sleepy Surgeon?

If you’re having surgery, you want everything to be perfect. Great surgeon. Great staff. Spotless OR. Perfectly organized and well functioning equipment. Essentially, nothing but the best. But what about rest? As in, did your surgeon have a full, restful sleep before picking up the scalpel? A new study says sleep deprivation is not a worry when it comes to surgeon. But CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida disagrees.

4 hours ago

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Study Finds Widespread Inaccuracies In Dosing Of Medical Marijuana Edibles

So what’s in that medical marijuana edible? A new study finds patients may not be getting what they paid for.

06/23/2015

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Is Your Handshake As Dangerous As Smoking?

A new report in the JAMA says handshakes should be banned in a health care setting — that the contact between hands should be treated like smoking: Prohibited. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “no-touch” proposal.

05/20/2014

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E-Cigs Equal E Z-Quit?

The latest and greatest way to kick the cigarette habit is “E-Cigs.” Nicotine vapor filled tubes that are supposed to make your yearnings for the real deal smolder to ashes. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, a new report shows E-cigs aren’t necessarily a magic puff.

03/24/2014

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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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