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