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Medical Marijuana For Veterans Group Pushes VA To Consider Treatment

A group rallied outside the current VA Hospital in Denver on Friday to push for using medical marijuana to treat veterans.

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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It’s YMCA ‘Healthy Kids Day’ This Saturday

YMCA CEO Kevin Washington sat down with CBS New York’s Chris Wragge what it’s all about.

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Skier With MS Continues Spring Ritual Knowing It Could Be His Last

As ski season winds down across Colorado, a Denver man makes a yearly ritual out of his spring ski day.

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Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes One Step Closer To Reality

Scientists have taken the first step in developing a vaccine for type 1 diabetes thanks to the research of doctors in Colorado and around the world.

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New Recommendations For Mammograms. Should You Follow Them?

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.

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Listeria And Ice Cream: What You Need To Know About Blue Bell And Bacteria

Who would think that ice cream could make you deathly ill? It can if it is contaminated with bacteria, and that’s just the case with Blue Bell ice cream. The discovery of a bacteria called listeria in Blue Bell ice cream and other products has prompted a massive recall. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has what you need to know.

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Here’s Looking At You, Pooch.

It is truly the look of love. A new study in the Journal Science finds that the gaze of a dog and its human is similar that between a mother and her newborn. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at why you love your dog so much, and why your dog loves you.

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Colorado’s New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump Health

When it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics — not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.

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Why You Don’t Want Your Young Pitcher To Know Tommy John

Today is Opening Day for our Colorado Rockies. But for some kids, there is no true opening day for their season. They play year-round and seem to migrate from one league and its first game to the next. And that baseball overdose can lead to more than a sore arm. As Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s a big reason more and more kids are having elbow surgery and hanging up their spikes.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?