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Was Your Flu Shot A Waste Of Time This Year?

There are alerts today from the Centers for Disease Control about this year’s flu season. First, the season may be severe. Second, this year’s flu vaccine is not protecting people from the most common strain circulating through the country. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has more on what could be a rough winter.

12/04/2014

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More People Have The Blues Than Ever… Are You One?

A new study shows that rates of depression in America have climbed, with women aged 40 and over having the highest rates of the condition. Of biggest concern is the finding that two of three who are severely depressed do not seek treatment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the theory behind the climb in rates, as well as signs and symptoms

12/03/2014

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How Low Gas Prices May Affect Colorado Politics

It’s easy to enjoy low gas prices now, but they may come with a political cost for Colorado in 2015.

12/02/2014

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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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Keystone Vote A Microcosm Of Oil Energy Battle

Tuesday’s vote on the Keystone XL pipeline typified everything that is wrong with how we approach oil energy production in the U.S., and the fight may very quickly be fought much closer to home.

11/18/2014

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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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CD6 To Remain Battleground Until Coffman Pulls A Perlmutter

A little over a week after he defeated Andrew Romanoff, Mike Coffman is already being targeted for the 2016 CD6 race. He’ll need to borrow a page from Ed Perlmutter’s book to finally chase off the competition.

11/13/2014

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