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Grad Student’s Diabetes Research Is Personal, Professional

For one Denver diabetes patient, research and management of the disease is both a personal and academic pursuit.

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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1 Of 2 American Ebola Patients Has Colorado Roots

As a hospital in Atlanta is preparing for the first Ebola victims to ever set foot on U.S. soil, a Denver doctor says people in this country shouldn’t be worried about a spread of the disease.

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Stables Under Quarantine To Protect Horses From Virus

Dozens of stables in Northern Colorado are under quarantine to protect horses from a disease that’s spreading across the state.

Staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Outbreak Triggers Travel Changes For Colorado Groups

Some groups in Colorado are changing their plans to travel to help others after an Ebola outbreak has claimed the lives of more than 700 people.

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Five Reasons Not To Panic Over Ebola

Rumors and fears over Ebola are spreading faster than the virus itself. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida answers five key questions about Ebola that should put your concern into perspective.

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The Basics Of Alzheimer’s, And How It Affects Everyone

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down from control of the team during his battle with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Dave tells us how the disease impacts everyone.

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Exercising On The Surface Of The Sun

As the temps climb, so do the cases of heat illness. Sometimes it’s not bad enough to need to see a doctor, but it can make you feel plum terrible. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has a list of safety tips when you’re active in the boiling heat.

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Is It Okay To Eat A Burger And Fries On Your Way To A Cholesterol Test?

Get a cholesterol test, and odds are you will be told to starve yourself for 12 hours before having your blood taken. But is that really the most accurate way to check blood fats? As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, researchers say fasting is like cramming for a exam — and may not be the best way to take a blood test.

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Why You Should Kiss The Spoon Goodbye

If you’re like most parents, you grab the most handy spoon around when it comes to giving your child medicine. That spoon is typically a common kitchen teaspoon. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, that quick dose usually adds up to the wrong dose.

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?