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Why Blowing A Gasket Can Put You In A Casket

It’s never good to lose your temper, but a new study shows how bad anger can be on your heart –even after you’ve had hours to calm down. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at what happens to your heart when you fly off the handle.

02/24/2015

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The Seven Year Burn

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.

02/16/2015

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Why Eggs Are Okay Even If You Have High Cholesterol

For years we’ve been told to avoid eggs to protect our hearts. But now a federal nutrition panel is reversing 40 year old advice –saying that eggs and other foods high in cholesterol can be part of a heart healthy diet. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains why.

02/11/2015

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Do You Really Need This Test?

A new report suggests one of the most common tests in medicine may be overused, and putting patients at risk for harm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some suggestions for questions to ask before having a CAT Scan.

01/28/2015

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‘Tis The Season For A Migraine — A List Of Food Triggers

Its’ the season when “Ho Ho Ho!” is often replaced by “Ow Ow Ow! ” We see more migraines this time of year than any other, and one culprit is easy to identify: food. What’s your trigger? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the most common head-splitting things you can eat you can nibble on this season.

12/24/2014

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Who Needs a Doctor When You Have Grandma’s Chicken Soup Recipe?

This year’s flu shot doesn’t seem to work as advertised… and some people are just stubborn and ignore them anyway…so what do you do if you get sick? The answer is an easy one: turn to Grandma. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has the official chicken soup Rx used to ease the flu as shown in several studies.

12/22/2014

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Scooting Along To A Broken Wrist

A new study shows a 40 percent increase in the number of emergency room visits for injuries caused by children’s toys. One type of “toy” leads the pack. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has details.

12/01/2014

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I Bet You Didn’t Eat As Many Thanksgiving Calories As You Think You Did

You probably woke up this morning worried that your clothes would feel a lot snugger than yesterday morning. But research shows people actually gobble down fewer calories than they think they do on Thanksgiving. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains the new and improved numbers, and how to beat the “average” holiday waistline spread.

11/28/2014

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Study: You May Have Diabetes And Not Know It

More than 28 million Americans have diabetes, but more than 8 million don’t even know they have it. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that can lead to complications such as heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure, and a host of other life threatening health issues. He has advice on how to be screened for diabetes, and a simple test to check your risk of having the disease.

11/19/2014

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An Eye Opener If You Wear Contacts

A warning for contact lens wearers. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a news study that says the number of serious eye infections from contacts are on the rise — he has tips that may preserve your vision.

11/16/2014

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