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Colorado Aims To Reduce Diabetes, Costs For Medicaid Clients

Colorado health officials are launching a diabetes prevention campaign for people covered by Medicaid, a state and federal health...

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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California Woman Hopes To Come To Denver For Anorexia Treatment

A woman from Southern California who is suffering from an extreme case of anorexia is turning to the Internet for help in coming to Denver for treatment.

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Walking While Using A Smartphone Can Be Dumb

Cellphone use can be not only dangerous for drivers, it’s also dangerous for people who use their phone while walking.

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Study: Living In High Elevations May Increase A Baby’s Risk Of SIDS

Researchers found babies who live with families above 8,000 feet have double the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome when compared to families below 6,000 feet.

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So Why Do You Forget The Sunscreen?

With all of this rain, probably one of the last things on your mind is why you should be using sunscreen. But CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study shows most of us forget the protection even when the weather is good.

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A Hidden Asthma Trigger: Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergies are on the rise, and a new study suggests one group of children who may be sensitive but not know it include those with asthma. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on what you may want to do if you have a child with asthma or similar breathing problems.

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The Signs Of A Stroke That Can Be Different In Women

Like heart attacks, the signs and symptoms of a stroke can be extremely different between men and women. A new study finds that less than one in ten women are aware of the unusual symptoms that often accompany a stroke. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida outlines the three most unusual symptoms that are more likely to be seen in women.

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When Your Child Suffers A Concussion

A concussion is a scary thing, especially when it’s your child who suffers one. But a new study offers some advice for parents of children who have suffered a head injury. As CBS4’s Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, the emphasis should be on the return to the classroom more than the playing field.

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Playing With Electricity: The Danger Of Lightning In Colorado

Colorado ranks in the top five states in America for lightning injuries and deaths. With close to 650,000 cloud to ground strikes a year, it’s not that hard to have a personal encounter with lightning. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some tips on how to avoid becoming a statistic.

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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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