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Third graders at Slavens K-8 School participate in the "Fire Up Your Feet" challenge (credit: CBS)

Colorado Schools Embrace Theory: Kids Learn Better When They Get Moving

More than 120 schools across Colorado are hoping to take advantage of the results of a new study which shows that students who...

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

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CBS4's Stan Bush talks with Dr. Connie Price, Division Chief of Infectious Diseases at Denver Health Medical Center (credit: CBS)

Colorado Hospitals Say They’re Ready For An Ebola Case

Health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus in the U.S., and Colorado hospitals say they’re ready if get a case comes to the state.

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Health Officials Hope Enterovirus D68 Has Peaked In Colorado

Health officials hope that enterovirus D68 has peaked in Colorado following the news that three people infected with the virus have died in other states.

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Lawmakers Seek More Oversight Of Pot Caregivers

Colorado medical marijuana growers would face new restrictions, including how many plants they can cultivate for patients, under a proposal advanced Wednesday by a legislative panel.

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Sick Ebola Patient In Contact With Others — What’s The Medical Detective Work Needed, And Laws To Back Them Up?

It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.

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What You Need To Know About Ebola In America

It was more of a matter of “when” and not “if”. The first case of Ebola in the U.S. has just been identified. We knew one day we would have to deal with it, and that time is now. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines what you need to know about Ebola in America.

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Another Case Of Polio-Type Symptoms — Enterovirus?

Enterovirus 68 continues to spread in Colorado, and doctors are investigating another case of polio-type symptoms. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know as a parent.

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New Recommendations For Teen Birth Control

The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced new recommendations for birth control and teens. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, pediatricians say the best methods are long acting … and not the pill or condoms.

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Flu Shot?

Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.

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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?

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