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One In Four Breast Biopsies May Be Inaccurate

There are few things better than being told that a test result has come back normal. That’s particularly true when it comes to breast biopsies. But now comes a study that questions the accuracy of that “good news” report. As CBS Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains, but to one in four breast biopsy interpretations may be off the mark.

03/17/2015

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Why You Still Should Have Gotten That ‘Lousy’ Flu Shot

If you think the flu season is over in Colorado, think again. A different strain is now sickening people, and is expected lurk around for another month or so. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, it’s been an extra bad flu, and he has some facts on how flu attacked Colorado this year.

03/13/2015

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Kicking The Habit … With a Cost: Cautions About Chantix

It’s hard to throw those smokes away. So many people turn to pills, patches, and gum to help them kick the habit. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the FDA has some strong words of warning about the quit smoking aid Chantix.

03/10/2015

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Why That Extra Cup Of Coffee May Be Medicine For Your Heart

Like that morning cup of coffee? Well, drink up. And then have another. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that links several cups of java a day to a healthy heart.

03/03/2015

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Is It Safe To Delay Your Child’s Immunizations?

There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.

03/02/2015

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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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