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Why You Should Kiss The Spoon Goodbye

If 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.

07/14/2014

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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

08/05/2013

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Why Your Medicine Is So Dangerous For Your Child

As 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.

06/03/2013

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. (Getty)

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.

01/28/2013

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Don’t Do It … Unless

Would 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.

09/28/2012

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Taking An Anti-Depressant? You’re Not Alone

The 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.

10/19/2011

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Get Rid Of Unused Or Expired Medications Safely

Throwing 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.

04/27/2011

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Serious Mistake By Pharmacy Caught By Springs Mother

Even with all the technology surrounding medicine and prescriptions, sometimes the wrong medication gets in patients’ bottles.

04/13/2011

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Poisoning Your Pooch With Pills

You 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.

01/31/2011

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