If you’re having surgery, you want everything to be perfect. Great surgeon. Great staff. Spotless OR. Perfectly organized and well functioning equipment. Essentially, nothing but the best. But what about rest? As in, did your surgeon have a full, restful sleep before picking up the scalpel? A new study says sleep deprivation is not a worry when it comes to surgeon. But CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida disagrees.
The FDA is adding stronger warning labels to common pain relievers such as Ibuprofen and Aleve, saying the drugs can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke.
Does this mean that simply taking an ibuprofen for a headache could lead to a heart attack? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice on what you should do.
When 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.
It 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.
Wondering 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.
About 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.
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.
Like 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.
Colorado 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.
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.