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Say Goodbye To Aspirin?

For decades, doctors have recommended that most people take a baby aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack. But now the FDA says aspirin should be a no-go for most. So what is the best thing to do? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the FDA recommendation — and offers some advice about popping a daily pill.

05/07/2014

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John Hickenlooper’s Really Great Week

Between the legislature coming to a close without sending him any major controversies and new fundraising reports showing wide cash on hand margins over his opponents, Gov. John Hickenlooper is having a really great week.

05/06/2014

A man wears a mouth and nose mask at a mall in Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah on April 27, 2014. The MERS death toll  neared 100 as authorities scrambled to reassure an increasingly edgy population in the country worst-hit by the infectious coronavirus.(credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Should You Panic Over The MERS Virus?

The first case of the deadly virus MERS was isolated in the United States today. Public health experts are worried. Should you be? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at this deadly virus, and explains how worried you should be.

05/02/2014

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Dying To Die Early? Check Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol … & Zip Code

Most people think that genetics and family history dictate your lifespan. But a new report from the CDC says otherwise. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, where you spend your life may be just as important as the cards your were dealt when you began your life. You see, in some areas of the country, people take better — or worse– care of themselves than in others.

05/02/2014

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Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Fracking Fight a Futile Move

As time runs out on the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers are considering a compromise to avoid ballot issue fracking bans, but the efforts are fighting the inevitable.

05/01/2014

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Is It Time To Treat Mental Health Like A Regular Checkup?

Is the recurrence of major problems in society like school violence and homelessness motivation enough for us to look at mental health in an entirely new way?

04/27/2014

Election judge Nadine DeRudder checks voters' indentifications as they enter Pueblo County Precinct 111 at the Boone Volunteer Fire Department on Nov. 6, 2012, in Boone, Colo. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

GOP Must Mind The Gender Gap In Colorado

A recent poll shows the Colorado Republican Party must solve a serious gender problem if it wishes to win back the governor’s seat this fall.

04/24/2014

An image from 2014's 4/20 Rally in Denver's Civic Center Park (credit: CBS)

National Pot Foes Fighting an Uphill Battle

This weekend’s 4/20 rally in Denver may have national pot opponents up in arms, but those groups are facing a difficult task if they think marijuana legalization can be overturned in Colorado.

04/22/2014

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Surviving A Trip To Hawaii With The Landing Gear

Officials were surprised when they found a teenager wandering the tarmac at an airport in Hawaii. They were even more surprised when he told them he flew there in a plane’s wheel well. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains how the phenomenon called medical hibernation may have played a role in surviving the flight.

04/21/2014