Overheating On Your MedicationSizzling temperatures can put you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. And as CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida reports, being on common, everyday medications can increase your risk.
The Seven Year BurnDoctors call it vasomotor instability. Women call it misery. Close to 80% of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, and are often told to be patient, that the flashes will gradually ease over time. But CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows the average time women have to deal with hot flashes is a little over 7 years. And for an unlucky group, as long as 14.
Why You Should Kiss The Spoon GoodbyeIf you're like most parents, you grab the most handy spoon around when it comes to giving your child medicine. That spoon is typically a common kitchen teaspoon. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that quick dose usually adds up to the wrong dose.
Do High Blood Pressure Pills Cause Breast Cancer?Millions of women take medication to control high blood pressure. Today comes a new study that says a commonly prescribed class of blood pressure drugs may increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Should you change medications to play it safe? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice on the study
Why Your Medicine Is So Dangerous For Your ChildAs the number of adults taking prescription medications increase, so has the number of accidental poisonings in children. A new study shows a 30 percent increase in kids being hospitalized from taking adult medicines. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on how keep your household safe.
Is Your Rx On The Top 10 List?What's in your medicine chest? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the Top 10 most prescribed medicines in America. Odds are, you're taking at least one.
Don't Do It ... UnlessWould you swallow some pills you found on the street? That's basically what you may be doing if you're using an online pharmacy. Some are good sites ... most are bad. Dr. Dave Hnida explains a new program to help you avoid online medication traps.
Taking An Anti-Depressant? You're Not AloneThe number of Americans taking anti-depressant medication has exploded over the past 20 years. Are that many of us truly depressed compared to a couple decades ago? Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips and tricks about the proper use of anti-depressants.
Get Rid Of Unused Or Expired Medications SafelyThrowing unused prescription medication in the trash or flushing them can harm the environment. There is a way to properly dispose of medication anytime. It's called the Colorado Medication Take Back.
Serious Mistake By Pharmacy Caught By Springs MotherEven with all the technology surrounding medicine and prescriptions, sometimes the wrong medication gets in patients' bottles.
Poisoning Your Pooch With PillsYou always hear "keep medications out of the reach of children." How about your pets? A new study shows poisonous pills, courtesy of forgotten humans, is a big problem.