Health

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‘Get Fit Don’t Sit’ Campaign Designed To Get People Moving

Being sedentary is a health issue, serious enough that Wednesday was designated national "Get Fit Don't Sit" day.

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

CBS Local Health News
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16-Year-Old Hit & Run Victim Puts All Into Recovery, Has No Anger

A 16-year-old seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver in Fort Collins is heading home from the hospital this week.

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MS Patient Finds Out Firsthand Where Money Raised At ‘Walk MS’ Goes

This weekend 10,000 people are expected to come together for Walk MS Denver. The annual event raises money for people in Colorado and Wyoming living with multiple sclerosis.

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Denver’s Air Is Deteriorating: New Report From Lung Association

The American Lung Association believes the air quality in Denver is deteriorating.

Dr. Dave Hnida's Blog
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Playing With Electricity: The Danger Of Lightning In Colorado

Colorado ranks in the top five states in America for lightning injuries and deaths. With close to 650,000 cloud to ground strikes a year, it’s not that hard to have a personal encounter with lightning. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips on how to avoid becoming a statistic.

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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.

WebMD Health News

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?