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Colorado Still Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

Forty-four states are still reporting widespread flu activity, including Colorado.

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

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Colorado: Easy State To Opt Out Of Vaccinations

As the Measles outbreak continues to grow in the U.S. with cases in 14 states, including Colorado, there is a lot of attention focused on vaccinations. Some believe it’s too easy to opt out of immunizations in the state.

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State Lawmaker Considers Reintroducing Controversial Bill To Make It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccines

One state lawmakers is considering bringing back a controversial bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.

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Partisan Divide Evident Over Colorado Birth Control Program

Colorado Democrats and Republicans are headed toward a clash over state funding for teenage access to long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices.

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Do You Really Need This Test?

A new report suggests one of the most common tests in medicine may be overused, and putting patients at risk for harm. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has some suggestions for questions to ask before having a CAT Scan.

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What Is The Best Day Of The Week to Weigh Yourself?

When fighting the battle of the bulge, it’s important to weigh yourself on a regular basis. But which is the ONE DAY of the week when your weigh-in will be the most accurate. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has the answer.

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More Time On Your Feet, Less Time In Your Seat

An new analysis of 47 studies shows that most of us need to spend more time on our feet than in our seat. The research concludes that people who spend most of their day sitting are at a higher risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes — and that’s even if you go to the gym regularly. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida has tips on surviving a day at the desk.

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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Is An Epic Fail … And What You Can Do About It

If you think this year’s flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective — the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you— and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.

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Are You Sure That Aspirin Is Right For You?

Millions of Americans take a daily aspirin to lower their risk of heart attack and stroke. Yet this little pill can carry some major side effects. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that says many people who take aspirin should actually avoid it.

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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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