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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

Dr. Dave Hnida (credit: CBS)

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

New Welker helmet

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

Wide receiver Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos catches a pass against linebacker Moise Fokou #53 of the Tennessee Titans at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on Dec. 8, 2013 in Denver. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Which Position Suffers The Most Concussions?

No question football is violent, especially when it comes to the head. With 22 guys crashing into each other at full speed, which position is the riskiest? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the stats.

01/12/2014

Temperatures were in the upper 20s in Denver for the fireworks downtown on the 16th Street Mall on the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, and into the morning of Jan. 1, 2012. There were fireworks shows at 9 p.m. and midnight. (credit: CBS)

The No-Resolution Resolutions

New Year’s means more than flipping a calendar, or writing the wrong date repeatedly. It’s also the time for resolutions. The problem is: only 8% of resolutions are successful at the one-year mark. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at the most popular (and hardest to keep) resolutions– and offers a short list of vows that may be a little easier, and more practical to live with.

01/05/2014

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Get Ready. Get Set. Get Sick.

Welcome to the influenza season of 2013-2014.
Health officals say the bug has hit hard and fast– and it you haven’t had your flu vaccine, it’s not to late… but you had better hurry up. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on the worst season since 2009.

01/04/2014

Viagra

A New Use For Viagra… In Women

The little blue pill has been around for awhile, and as time goes on, more and more medical uses are being found for it. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports how a drug for “E.D.” in men may provide relief for painful menstrual periods in women.

12/09/2013

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Run The 2-2-4 Play On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is traditionally the start of the holiday season. It’s also tradionally the start of food poisoning season. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports on how the “2-2-4″ rule may help make today—and the rest of the holidays– more enjoyable.

11/28/2013

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Breast Implants Aren’t Forever

Get silicone breast implants, and understand they apparently come with an expiration date. Dr Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows breast implants aren’t intended to last a lifetime.

06/22/2011

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Finally, Some Good News For Parents

It’s the number one reason kids go to the doctor- and the number one reason for sleepless nights. But finally, some good news about a major drop in the number of ear infections.

03/05/2011

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