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Fireworks Stands Offer Safety Advice To Prevent Injury

Some fireworks stands selling fireworks in unincorporated Arapahoe County have posted warnings about the dangers of fireworks as...

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Denver VA Hospital Curtails Some Surgeries For Maintenance

The Denver VA Medical Center says it will delay some surgeries and send others to outside hospitals while maintenance is performed on operating room equipment next week.

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Overdose Drug For Heroin And Opiate Users Now Available In Colorado

Colorado pharmacies can now prescribe a potentially lifesaving drug to people who’ve overdosed on some prescription medicines or heroin.

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Help Take Kids With Cancer To A Rockies Game

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be in Denver in September and that’s when a local man is going to be taking a group of special children to the game.

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Overheating On Your Medication

Sizzling temperatures can put you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. And as CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida reports, being on common, everyday medications can increase your risk.

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What You Need To Know About The Plague

The “plague” conjures up images of a medieval disease which spreads with epidemic speed through a community, causing thousands of deaths. The modern facts are that while plague is a serious and often life threatening disease, only about seven cases are seen each year in the U.S. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about the disease.

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Don’t Get Burned By Your Sunscreen: 4 Things To Know

When it comes to sunscreens, most people just pick one with a high number and believe they’ll be safe to bake in the sun. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study shows a lot of us really don’t know what we’re getting when we grab some sunscreen off the store shelf.

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The Top 5 Reasons Men Avoid Going To The Doctor

It seems men and doctors aren’t a good mix. Research shows women are 4x more likely to see a doctor for an illness compared to men – and the numbers are even worse when it comes to routine checkups. As Men’s Health Week 2015 kicks off, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the top five reasons men avoid the doctor.

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Allergy Double Whammy: Why You Feel So Lousy

Wondering why you feel clogged, itchy, and stuffed up? Look no further than the pollen counts. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports—two types of pollen are giving a one-two punch to allergy sufferers.

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?

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