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Fort Carson Soldiers Prepare To Fight Ebola In West Africa

A group of soldiers at Fort Carson are being trained on how to use protective equipment as they prepare to deploy to West Africa...

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Delivery Mannequin Helps Labor Nurses Prepare For Difficult Births

A mannequin used during delivery room scenarios gives student nurses the opportunity to master their techniques when faces with a difficult birth.

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Parent Shares Concerns About Marijuana In Halloween Candy

This Halloween will be the first in Colorado since marijuana became widely available in stores, and there is concern about marijuana candy showing up in Halloween treat bags.

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Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict

Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.

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Sick Ebola Patient & Their Contact With Others

It appears a lack of communication allowed the sick Ebola patient to be released back into the community. The CDC now believes at least 12-18 people, including children, may have been exposed. Now the Agency must track down all possible contacts and monitor them, and isolate them if they become ill. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the medical detective work that must now take place, as well as the legal authority health officials have to contain the spread of the virus.

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What You Need To Know About Ebola In America

It was more of a matter of “when” and not “if”. The first case of Ebola in the U.S. has just been identified. We knew one day we would have to deal with it, and that time is now. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines what you need to know about Ebola in America.

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Another Case Of Polio-Type Symptoms — Enterovirus?

Enterovirus 68 continues to spread in Colorado, and doctors are investigating another case of polio-type symptoms. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know as a parent.

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New Recommendations For Teen Birth Control

The American Academy of Pediatrics has announced new recommendations for birth control and teens. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, pediatricians say the best methods are long acting … and not the pill or condoms.

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Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Flu Shot?

Any new germ that kills more then 30,000 Americans would have citizens in a panic. Yet there is a disease that harms that many — but has a surefire prevention — yet that prevention gets ignored by millions of people. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains that less than half of the people who should get flu immunizations don’t … and offers tips and options that hopefully will change your mind.

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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