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Group Needs Help To Create Clinic For Girls With Turner Syndrome

There are approximately 80,000 females in the United States with a disease many probably never heard of -- Turner syndrome. It's a...

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Neighborhood ER Clinics Offer Emergency Care Close To Home

There will soon be five neighborhood emergency rooms not connected to a hospital in different parts of the Front Range. Those facilities are intended to give more people additional options for ER care.

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Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should Know

Parents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.

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Texas Researcher Developing Concussion Pill

Concussions are common injuries among contact sports and battlefield soldiers. Now researchers are developing a drug that could protect the brain from injury.

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It’s Not Simply Getting Your ‘Bell Rung’

There is quite a bit more than a “smack in the head” when it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. We probably have learned more about these injuries within the past five years than we had known in the past 50. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about concussions.

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Enterovirus: Quick Facts For Parents

Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.

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Don’t Eat The Tuna ?

When it comes to eating fish during pregnancy, it’s a case of tuna ping-pong. The FDA and EPA says some tuna is good for you. Now a study by Consumer Reports says no tuna is good for you if you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the controversy.

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Will This Antibiotic Kill You?

Like any medication, antibiotics can have side effects, such as stomach upset and skin rashes. Today comes a study in the British Medical Journal that suggests one particular antibiotic might carry an unusual but potentially fatal side effect: namely a deadly irregular heart rhythm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why your worry-meter about this study should be hovering near zero.

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Kiss That Baby Picture Goodbye

One of the pleasures of going to the doctor’s office is admiring the so-called “bragging wall,” the collage of baby pictures from days to years before. But cute as they may be, baby pictures on walls are technically illegal, and as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, more and more doctors are now taking them down.

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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