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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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Are You At Risk For ‘The Frozen Five?’

As temperatures plummet, your risk of health problems skyrocket, including some issues you might not ordinarily associate with a plunging thermometer. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “Frozen Five” — five health problems that go hand-in-hand with a visit from this unusual early blast of winter.

11/12/2014

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Denver Broncos Await Drug Policy Changes

Following their first week loss and loss of two key defensive players, the Chiefs found a former Broncos player to fill in. Also, Denver is awaiting the NFL’s new drug policy, which could effect Wes Welker’s status this week.

09/10/2014

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Enterovirus: Quick Facts For Parents

Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.

09/09/2014

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