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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Is An Epic Fail … And What You Can Do About It

If you think this year’s flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective — the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you— and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.

01/15/2015

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Is That A Truck That Just Hit Me … Or Is It The Flu?

I’m sure you have heard it’s been a bad year for influenza: lots of illness, lots of hospitalizations, and a vaccine that’s not quite cutting the mustard. With all of the germs floating around the area, how do you know if you have the flu or just some common cold bug? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida halps figure which bug may be making you miserable, and has tips on prevention and treatment.

12/22/2014

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Here Comes The Flu, And It’s Going To Be Bad

First things first: This flu season’s will be especially severe.

12/04/2014

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Flu Season Underway In Colorado, Some Patients Hospitalized

The flu season is underway in Colorado with 14 people hospitalized across the state.

11/19/2014

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Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

Lots of germs attacking us here in Colorado. How do you know whether it’s a simple cold, or the dreaded “flu”? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why it’s important to know the difference — and how to use the “FACTS” to tell.

01/27/2014

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It’s Not Too Late To Get The Flu Shot

The number of people hospitalized for the flu keeps growing but health experts said it’s not too late to protect yourself and get a flu shot.

01/08/2014

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