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Denver Earns Designation As ‘Walk Friendly Community’

Good news for all those who walk to get exercise or safe energy-- Denver is getting kudos for being a "Walk Friendly Community"...

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Lawsuit Claims Company Dumping Dangerous Pollutants In Platte River

There are allegations that a company is filling a popular swimming and kayaking area in Denver with dangerous pollutants.

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Marijuana May Increase Heart Complications In Adults

A new study on marijuana is raising health concerns among users. It shows marijuana may increase heart complications in young and middle-aged adults.

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Over-The-Counter Drug Sends 2 Students To The Hospital

Two middle school students were sent to the hospital after taking too much of a medicine that’s sold at stores.

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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.

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Caution: Why Would Your Child Be Prescribed This Medication?

A new study shows doctors continue to prescribe a medication that experts say can be dangerous for children — and simply shouldn’t be used. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the bad mix of codeine and kids.

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Number Of ‘Sweet People’ Doubles — And Why That’s Bad

Experts call it an epidemic. New research shows the number of Americans with diabetes. or “sweet blood,” has doubled since 1988. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, odds are you know someone with diabetes — or have it yourself.

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Your Sneeze Traveled How Far?!

We know that droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel at NASCAR-type speeds for long, long distances, But new research says the reality of mucus travel is worse than we thought. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at how a sneeze in the basement can sicken someone in the attic.

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Knees Achy? Drink A Glass Of Milk

Arthritis of the knees tends to start developing as early as the mid-20s. For some, it’s not that big a deal. For others, it rapidly advances until there is a lot of pain as bone rubs on bone from a loss of cartilage. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study which says low fat milk may protect your knees by slowing down everyday wear and tear.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

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

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

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

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

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