Health

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Colorado Insurance Alert Urges Smokers To Quit

Colorado insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar is urging people to take advantage of smoking cessation programs at no cost...

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

CBS Local Health News
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Smokers, Tobacco Users Won’t Be Hired By Centura Health

Centura Health will no longer hire smokers or tobacco users starting in January of next year.

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Flu Season Underway In Colorado, Some Patients Hospitalized

The flu season is underway in Colorado with 14 people hospitalized across the state.

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Some Leadville Residents Didn’t Think Hospital Would Really Close

The only hospital in Leadville is closing. The closest hospitals to Leadville are in Vail, Frisco and Salida, but they’re all about an hour-drive away. That can be a death sentence for anyone with a heart attack or stroke.

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Study: You May Have Diabetes And Not Know It

More than 28 million Americans have diabetes, but more than 8 million don’t even know they have it. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that can lead to complications such as heart attacks, blindness, kidney failure, and a host of other life threatening health issues. He has advice on how to be screened for diabetes, and a simple test to check your risk of having the disease.

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An Eye Opener If You Wear Contacts

A warning for contact lens wearers. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a news study that says the number of serious eye infections from contacts are on the rise — he has tips that may preserve your vision.

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Are You At Risk For ‘The Frozen Five’?

As temperatures plummet, your risk of health problems skyrocket, including some issues you might not ordinarily associate with a plunging thermometer. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the “Frozen Five” — five health problems that go hand-in-hand with a visit from this unusual early blast of winter.

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They May Look Like Candy To Your Child, But …

The price of convenience may make “laundry detergent pods” seem like a good deal, but these products may carry a high cost to your child’s health. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study which shows a high number of poisonings from these pods since their introduction just a few years ago.

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Don’t Let This At-Home Machine Lead You Down The Wrong Road

Let’s face it. We all like the idea of the “empowered” patient. But a new study may take some of the steam from that empowerment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has advice on a new study that looks at the home blood pressure cuffs.

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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