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1 Blood Donation Can Save Up To 3 Lives

One person's donation of blood can help save the lives of up to three people. Donating blood is easy but processing that blood...

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Dems, GOP Debate Over Health Impacts Of Fracking

A debate over the health impacts of fracking is being played out at the state Capitol between Democrats and Republicans.

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Nebraska Boy Gets His Wish: Skydiving In Colorado

Seven-year-old Max Vertin has a disease that is weakening his muscles, but not his imagination.

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Breakthrough Drug For Treating Hepatitis C Is Too Pricey For Patients

A new medical breakthrough for patients with Hepatitis C may be too expensive.

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Number Of ‘Sweet People’ Doubles — And Why That’s Bad

Experts call it an epidemic. New research shows the number of Americans with diabetes. or “sweet blood,” has doubled since 1988. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, odds are you know someone with diabetes — or have it yourself.

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Your Sneeze Traveled How Far?!

We know that droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel at NASCAR-type speeds for long, long distances, But new research says the reality of mucus travel is worse than we thought. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at how a sneeze in the basement can sicken someone in the attic.

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Knees Achy? Drink A Glass Of Milk

Arthritis of the knees tends to start developing as early as the mid-20s. For some, it’s not that big a deal. For others, it rapidly advances until there is a lot of pain as bone rubs on bone from a loss of cartilage. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study which says low fat milk may protect your knees by slowing down everyday wear and tear.

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Your Band-Aid: Yank, Tug, Or Coax?

Everyone seems to have an opinion on this one: what’s the best speed to remove a Band-Aid? Slow and coax? Or just get it over with with a turbo-charged rip? CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a study that tried to answer the question.

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One In 68. What’s Behind The Jump In Children With Autism?

The CDC now estimates that one in 68 children in America has some form of autism. That’s a 30 percent jump in just a few years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new numbers, and has advice on what you need to know as a parent.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?