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Avoiding Summer Stomach Syndrome

Summertime means picnic time … and with it comes the risk of eating more than you bargained for: germs. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has a quick reminder on some food safety guidelines that will help make your cookout a safer one.

06/23/2014

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Those Soccer Headers May Hurt More Than You Think

The World Cup has been exciting to watch, but do you ever wonder if all of those spectacular looking headers add up to subtle damage to the brain? It’s an important question, especially if you have a child who plays the game. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the latest research — and tips — for soccer players and their parents.

06/22/2014

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Udall and Gardner Get Pushed by Keystone and Birth Control

The U.S. Senate race in Colorado this week gave us two great examples of how candidates can best react when pushed by outside forces.

06/19/2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs gun bills into law in March 2013. (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper’s Misstep Re-Stokes The 2013 Gun Debate

All of us have screwed up an apology, but Governor Hickenlooper will be spending much more time, effort and money fixing his botched apology to Colorado Sheriffs over the 2013 gun control laws.

06/17/2014

Iraqi tribes men carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities, on June 15 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Faced with a militant offensive sweeping south toward Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced the Iraqi government would arm and equip civilians who volunteer to fight, and thousands have signed up.(credit: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

How Will Iraq Affect The 2014 Election?

With the situation in Iraq devolving by the minute, Republicans may have a foreign affairs trifecta to pin on Democrats throughout the 2014 election.

06/15/2014

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Will Potential Fracking Compromise Really Stop The Fight?

Even though Gov. John Hickenlooper has crafted a fragile compromise to avoid several fracking ballot issues, the effort might be for naught if environmental groups get their way.

06/10/2014

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The Latest Fish Tale For Women & Children

For more than a decade, the FDA has warned pregnant and nursing women, as well as young kids, to limit the amount of fish that they eat. The problem is that after that advice came out, fish consumption has dropped to zero for many in those groups. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a shift in the FDA’s position, what fish is safe and how much you should eat each week.

06/10/2014

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen (credit: Al Bello/Allsport/Getty Images)

Amy’s Injury

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen suffered a severed spinal cord in an ATV accident. Right now, there’s little information about how serious or permanent her injuries may be, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida talks the typical course and treatment of this type of spinal injury.

06/10/2014

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Dodging The Bolt From The Blue

As we head into storm season, it’s not only tornados that are on the radar. Lightning is striking the area with frightening frequency — and you are a target. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains some of the myths and misconceptions about lightning that may help keep you from becoming a victim of the bolt.

06/09/2014

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