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Pulmonary Embolism: More Common Than Most Realize

A blood clot in the lung, called pulmonary embolism, is potentially deadly and much more common that most people realize.

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Leadville Hospital Under New Management But Could Still Close

There’s a sign as you drive into Leadville from the north that reads “We Love Leadville, Great Living at 10,200 feet.”

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Colorado Democrats Reject Exchange Bonus Limit

Colorado Democrats have defeated a move to limit bonuses to people working at the health insurance exchange.

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Expert: Alzheimer’s Beating In Lakewood Shows Disease’s Unpredictability

Mental health experts say the case of an 87-year-old Alzheimer’s patient suspected of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in suburban Denver is rare and shows the difficulty of caring for those with the unpredictable disease.

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Is It The Flu? Or Are You Having A Heart Attack?

Heart attacks in women can be subtle and sneaky. And a new study shows in younger women, that can be the reason why heart attacks are twice as deadly as compared to a man who is the same age. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what women need to know, especially those between the ages of 30-55.

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Why Blowing A Gasket Can Put You In A Casket

It’s never good to lose your temper, but a new study shows how bad anger can be on your heart –even after you’ve had hours to calm down. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at what happens to your heart when you fly off the handle.

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The Seven Year Burn

Doctors call it vasomotor instability. Women call it misery. Close to 80% of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, and are often told to be patient, that the flashes will gradually ease over time. But CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows the average time women have to deal with hot flashes is a little over 7 years. And for an unlucky group, as long as 14.

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Why Eggs Are Okay Even If You Have High Cholesterol

For years we’ve been told to avoid eggs to protect our hearts. But now a federal nutrition panel is reversing 40 year old advice –saying that eggs and other foods high in cholesterol can be part of a heart healthy diet. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida explains why.

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Does Your Child Attend A Measles Factory?

We’ve been talking a lot about low immunization rates nationally, but do you know what the rates are where your child goes to school? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida shows us a new tool where you can look up how your child’s school is making — or failing — the grade of immunizations, and how that answer can show your child’s risk.

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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