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.
Marijuana Intoxication Blamed In More Deaths, InjuriesAnother death in Colorado has been listed as having "marijuana intoxication" as a factor, according to a CBS4 investigation.
And Don't Call Me ShirleyOne place you don't want to have a health issue is at 38,000 feet, but in-flight emergencies happen more often than you think. Now you may not want Leslie Nielson from "Airplane" coming to your aid, but a new study shows doctors are usually on board your flight, and will respond to your needs. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the statistics of medicine in an airborne cabin.
Will A Z-Pack Attack Your Heart?A new study suggest one of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in America may have some scary -- as in heart -- side effects. But how worried do you really need to be? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the study and the question you should ask before taking Zithromax.
FDA Warns Z-Pak Could Cause Deadly Heart ProblemThe government has a warning about a popular antibiotic. It says azithromycin, better known as Z-Pak, can cause a potentially deadly heart problem.
An Important Part Of Any Diet Plan: SEXA new study says several things we believe about weight loss are just plain wrong, including the idea that sex burns calories. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there's some sneakiness to this report that makes it hard to believe.
An Asthma Drug That Permanently Stunts Growth?All asthma medications can have side effects, but one in particular has one that is permanent: stunted growth. Dr. Dave Hnida has more on a new study.
Longer-Lasting Birth Control Options More ReliableA new birth control study shows that longer-lasting options are much more reliable. An IUD or implant is 20 percent more effective at preventing pregnancy than birth control pills, the patch or ring.
Women: New Thinking On Thin Bones For years, the rules for osteoporosis screening seemed to be " screen early, screen often." But as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, less testing may be actually be better for most women.
Colorado Lawmakers Want Soda Sales Tax To FizzleCoke, Pepsi and other soft drinks would get a little cheaper in Colorado under a Republican plan to repeal sales taxes on soft drinks.