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Colorado Patients Coping With COPD Hum On The Harmonica For Help

Last week Star Trek's Mr. Spock died of a disease many people probably never heard of -- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or...

Health Reform

Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Saint Anthony North Health Campus Opens

As Centura Health opens a new medical campus, Copter4 flew over the Saint Anthony North Health Campus Tuesday morning.

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Study Finds Physicians Are Agreeing To Delay Childhood Shots At Parents’ Request

The recent measles outbreak brought the debate over childhood vaccinations to the forefront, and now doctors are in a tough spot as a new study shows they are getting increased pressure from parents to postpone the shots.

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Pulmonary Embolism: More Common Than Most Realize

A blood clot in the lung, called pulmonary embolism, is potentially deadly and much more common that most people realize.

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Why That Extra Cup Of Coffee May Be Medicine For Your Heart

Like that morning cup of coffee? Well, drink up. And then have another. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that links several cups of java a day to a healthy heart.

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Is It Safe To Delay Your Child’s Immunizations?

There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.

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Is It The Flu? Or Are You Having A Heart Attack?

Heart attacks in women can be subtle and sneaky. And a new study shows in younger women, that can be the reason why heart attacks are twice as deadly as compared to a man who is the same age. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what women need to know, especially those between the ages of 30-55.

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Why Blowing A Gasket Can Put You In A Casket

It’s never good to lose your temper, but a new study shows how bad anger can be on your heart –even after you’ve had hours to calm down. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at what happens to your heart when you fly off the handle.

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The Seven Year Burn

Doctors call it vasomotor instability. Women call it misery. Close to 80% of menopausal women suffer from hot flashes, and are often told to be patient, that the flashes will gradually ease over time. But CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a new study that shows the average time women have to deal with hot flashes is a little over 7 years. And for an unlucky group, as long as 14.

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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