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The Latest Fish Tale For Women & Children

For more than a decade, the FDA has warned pregnant and nursing women, as well as young kids, to limit the amount of fish that they eat. The problem is that after that advice came out, fish consumption has dropped to zero for many in those groups. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a shift in the FDA’s position, what fish is safe and how much you should eat each week.

06/10/2014

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What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

America’s medicine cabinets are bulging with pills — more than ever before. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at what’s being prescribed and why more than half of us are taking at least one ongoing prescription from our doctors.

05/14/2014

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Say Goodbye To Aspirin?

For decades, doctors have recommended that most people take a baby aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack. But now the FDA says aspirin should be a no-go for most. So what is the best thing to do? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the FDA recommendation — and offers some advice about popping a daily pill.

05/07/2014

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One In 68. What’s Behind The Jump In Children With Autism?

The CDC now estimates that one in 68 children in America has some form of autism. That’s a 30 percent jump in just a few years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new numbers, and has advice on what you need to know as a parent.

03/27/2014

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E-Cigs Equal E Z-Quit?

The latest and greatest way to kick the cigarette habit is “E-Cigs.” Nicotine vapor filled tubes that are supposed to make your yearnings for the real deal smolder to ashes. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, a new report shows E-cigs aren’t necessarily a magic puff.

03/24/2014

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Cobwebs From Your Doctor

Few things as frustrating as needing to see your doctor, only to be told: it’ll be awhile. A long while. And the problem seems to be getting worse. So how bad is Denver compared to the rest of the country? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks the average time to get an appointment in the Denver metro area, as well as some tips to grease the wheels to quicker medical care.

03/01/2014

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The Bite Is Worse Than The Meow

Any bite can be a dangerous bite, but a new study from the Mayo Clinic shows that it is the nip of a cuddly cat that can be the most dangerous. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains.

02/15/2014

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Not Too Early To Brush… And Don’t Forget The Fluoride

For decades-old advice advice of avoiding fluoride in infants and toddlers has just been washed down the drain. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on some new recommendations from the American Dental Association.

02/13/2014

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Will Fixing ‘Low T’ Also Break Your Heart?

Guys, you can’t help escaping the message that you may be suffering from “low T”, or low testosterone. And a trip to the doctor may be smart move to see if you can boost your energy, strength, and sex drive. But now the FDA is taking a closer look at testosterone products to make sure they are safe. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there is also a question of these products being marketed as a quick fix for everything that ails the American male.

02/01/2014

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What’s With The Big Helmet?

Wes Welker ran onto the field last week with a new–giant– helmet. The question is: does that new design prevent concusiions. And if so, why arent all players wearing them? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the “new” helmet.

01/19/2014

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