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Academy of Pediatrics Now Recommends IUDs, Implants For Teens

The nation's most influential pediatrician's group is making new recommendations to prevent teen pregnancy.

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Another Colorado Child Falls Ill With Paralysis-Like Symptoms

Doctors are investigating what’s been leaving some children in Colorado with muscle weakness and paralysis-like symptoms.

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Illness Causing Paralysis In Colorado Children A Mystery So Far

An outbreak of a respiratory illness in children is taking a frightening turn in Colorado as some young victims are now experiencing paralysis.

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Springs Woman Claims Marijuana Cured Her Son’s Cancer

More than 200 children under the age of 10 now have medical marijuana cards in Colorado, and a woman in Colorado Springs now goes so far to say marijuana has cured her 4-year-old son’s cancer.

Dr. Dave Hnida's Blog
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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.

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It’s Not Simply Getting Your ‘Bell Rung’

There is quite a bit more than a “smack in the head” when it comes to concussions and traumatic brain injuries. We probably have learned more about these injuries within the past five years than we had known in the past 50. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what you need to know about concussions.

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Enterovirus: Quick Facts For Parents

Lots of parents are worried about this “mystery” virus, which is sending a lot of kids to the hospital. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some basic facts and tips for parents on how to deal with this nasty respiratory illness.

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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