Hot Tip For A Longer Life: Spicy FoodFor years, the burning question in health has been What can I do to live longer? The answer may be to spice up your life. Literally. CBS4’s Dr Dave Hnida looks at a new study that shows regular “doses” of chili peppers may add years to your life.
Getting The Best Advice On ParentingNew parents get lots of advice when it comes to taking care of an infant, but a new study shows much of that advice can be off the mark, putting a baby at risk for health problems. CBS4's Dr. Dave Hnida has more on the research, and how to get the best advice.
Don't Get Burned By Your Sunscreen: 4 Things To KnowWhen it comes to sunscreens, most people just pick one with a high number and believe they’ll be safe to bake in the sun. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study shows a lot of us really don’t know what we’re getting when we grab some sunscreen off the store shelf.
The Top 5 Reasons Men Avoid Going To The DoctorIt seems men and doctors aren’t a good mix. Research shows women are 4x more likely to see a doctor for an illness compared to men – and the numbers are even worse when it comes to routine checkups. As Men’s Health Week 2015 kicks off, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the top five reasons men avoid the doctor.
Allergy Double Whammy: Why You Feel So LousyWondering why you feel clogged, itchy, and stuffed up? Look no further than the pollen counts. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports---two types of pollen are giving a one-two punch to allergy sufferers.
Do Statin Drugs Cause Memory Loss? A New Study Says Forget About ItAbout 25 million Americans take a statin drug to lower cholesterol. But concerns over side effects, particularly memory loss, keep some patients from taking this type of medication. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study finds statins are more likely to improve memory.
Is It Safe To Take Your Anti-Depressant During Pregnancy?You’ve been taking an antidepressant and it’s working well. Then you become pregnant. Research has said staying on your medication could be dangerous to your baby. But is it? CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study with some reassuring results.
The Signs Of A Stroke That Can Be Different In WomenLike heart attacks, the signs and symptoms of a stroke can be extremely different between men and women. A new study finds that less than one in ten women are aware of the unusual symptoms that often accompany a stroke. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines the three most unusual symptoms that are more likely to be seen in women.
When Your Child Suffers A ConcussionA concussion is a scary thing, especially when it’s your child who suffers one. But a new study offers some advice for parents of children who have suffered a head injury. As CBS4’s Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the emphasis should be on the return to the classroom more than the playing field.
Playing With Electricity: The Danger Of Lightning In ColoradoColorado ranks in the top five states in America for lightning injuries and deaths. With close to 650,000 cloud to ground strikes a year, it’s not that hard to have a personal encounter with lightning. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips on how to avoid becoming a statistic.
New Recommendations For Mammograms. Should You Follow Them?How often should you get a mammogram? If you’re looking for advice, prepare for confusion. Depending on who you listen to, the recommendation will most likely be different that what you would get from someone else. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida helps you sort through the latest advice.
Listeria And Ice Cream: What You Need To Know About Blue Bell And BacteriaWho would think that ice cream could make you deathly ill? It can if it is contaminated with bacteria, and that’s just the case with Blue Bell ice cream. The discovery of a bacteria called listeria in Blue Bell ice cream and other products has prompted a massive recall. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has what you need to know.
Here's Looking At You, Pooch.It is truly the look of love. A new study in the Journal Science finds that the gaze of a dog and its human is similar that between a mother and her newborn. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at why you love your dog so much, and why your dog loves you.
Colorado's New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump HealthWhen it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics -- not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.
Why You Don't Want Your Young Pitcher To Know Tommy JohnToday is Opening Day for our Colorado Rockies. But for some kids, there is no true opening day for their season. They play year-round and seem to migrate from one league and its first game to the next. And that baseball overdose can lead to more than a sore arm. As Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s a big reason more and more kids are having elbow surgery and hanging up their spikes.