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Mosquito Population Surges, Raises Concerns Of West Nile

The mosquito population along the Front Range is ready to surge and with that so are concerns for the West Nile virus.

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Young Patients Are All Smiles As Broncos Partner With Children’s Hospital

Denver Broncos players were on hand and visited young patients as the team announced a new partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado on Wednesday.

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Frequent Nosebleed Sufferers May Have Serious Genetic Condition

Those who have frequent nosebleeds may blame Colorado’s dry climate but they may be suffering from a serious genetic condition called Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia or HHT. One in 5,000 people have the disease and 90 percent of them don’t even know it.

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Plague Discovered In Mule Deer In Colorado Springs

El Paso County health officials confirm a new case of the plague in Colorado Springs.

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Overheating On Your Medication

Sizzling temperatures can put you at risk for heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. And as CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida reports, being on common, everyday medications can increase your risk.

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What You Need To Know About The Plague

The “plague” conjures up images of a medieval disease which spreads with epidemic speed through a community, causing thousands of deaths. The modern facts are that while plague is a serious and often life threatening disease, only about seven cases are seen each year in the U.S. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about the disease.

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Don’t Get Burned By Your Sunscreen: 4 Things To Know

When it comes to sunscreens, most people just pick one with a high number and believe they’ll be safe to bake in the sun. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, a new study shows a lot of us really don’t know what we’re getting when we grab some sunscreen off the store shelf.

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The Top 5 Reasons Men Avoid Going To The Doctor

It seems men and doctors aren’t a good mix. Research shows women are 4x more likely to see a doctor for an illness compared to men – and the numbers are even worse when it comes to routine checkups. As Men’s Health Week 2015 kicks off, CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the top five reasons men avoid the doctor.

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Allergy Double Whammy: Why You Feel So Lousy

Wondering why you feel clogged, itchy, and stuffed up? Look no further than the pollen counts. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports—two types of pollen are giving a one-two punch to allergy sufferers.

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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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