Health

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‘Life Is Great,’ Says Denver Woman With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

While it can't be cured, if treated, people can live with a rare disease that affects about one in a million people called...

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Rabid Skunks Prompt Warning From Health Officials

Health officials are warning pet owners about rabid skunks.

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Children’s Museum Expanding Thanks To Huge Grant

The Colorado Health Foundation is giving almost $2 million to the Children’s Museum of Denver.

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Namaste! Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Yoga Training Bill

Colorado’s governor has signed into law a bill to shield yoga training programs from state regulation – and yogis in Colorado are celebrating with mass poses.

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My dog, Bella.  (courtesy Dr. Dave Hnida)

Here’s Looking At You, Pooch.

It is truly the look of love. A new study in the Journal Science finds that the gaze of a dog and its human is similar that between a mother and her newborn. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at why you love your dog so much, and why your dog loves you.

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Colorado’s New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump Health

When it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics — not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.

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Why You Don’t Want Your Young Pitcher To Know Tommy John

Today is Opening Day for our Colorado Rockies. But for some kids, there is no true opening day for their season. They play year-round and seem to migrate from one league and its first game to the next. And that baseball overdose can lead to more than a sore arm. As Dr. Dave Hnida reports, it’s a big reason more and more kids are having elbow surgery and hanging up their spikes.

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Buying Breast Milk Online? Not Your Best Option

Study after study shows “breast is best” when it comes to the nutritional needs of your baby. But for a variety of reasons, some moms have trouble producing enough milk or have difficulty with breast-feeding. So they turn to the Internet, where breast milk is readily available—for a price. And as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that price may be their baby’s health.

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Is Tylenol A Worthless Medication?

Acetaminophen — which is the active ingredient in Tylenol — is the most popular pain reliever in the world. Yet a new study says that the drug is not effective at relieving pain, and people who take it are wasting their time and money, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports.

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?