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New Recommendations For Teen Birth Control

The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced new recommendations for birth control and teens. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, pediatricians say the best methods are long acting … and not the pill or condoms.

09/29/2014

From left to right: Alan Gionet, Michael Jones (Senior), Ross Sneider (Junior), Adina Glickstein (Junior), Dominic Dezzutti, host of Colorado Decides, Susan McHugh, the debate coach of the Denver East Forensics team, and Matt Murphy, the head coach of the Denver East Forensics Team. Also, not pictured but a participant in the program was Dylan Salzman (Senior). (photo credit: Alan Gionet)

High School Students Showing How To Be Responsible Voters

They may not be old enough to vote, but these high school students are showing the right way to consider issues on the 2014 Colorado Ballot.

09/23/2014

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Flu Shot?

Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.

09/22/2014

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Polling: What To Believe & What To Ignore

The wide range of polling results this week have caused some confusion, but all point to how tight the races in Colorado really are.

09/18/2014

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It’s Not Simply Getting Your ‘Bell Rung’

There is quite a bit more than a “smack in the head” when it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. We probably have learned more about these injuries within the past five years than we had known in the past 50. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about concussions.

09/12/2014

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