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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.

09/29/2014

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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.

09/29/2014

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Caution: Why Would Your Child Be Prescribed This Medication?

A new study shows doctors continue to prescribe a medication that experts say can be dangerous for children — and simply shouldn’t be used. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the bad mix of codeine and kids.

04/21/2014

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New Concussion Guidelines Were Based On Denver Doctor’s Work

Students who suffer concussions are told to take a break from sports. Now, doctors recommend they take a break from academics as well.

10/30/2013

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Parents Should Start Thinking About Flu Shots Now

Fall hasn’t arrived yet but experts want parents to start thinking about preventing influenza now. They’re recommending children 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible.

09/02/2013

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Report: Children Can Become More Aggressive By Watching A Lot Of TV

Two new studies suggest what children watch on television could affect their behavior.

02/18/2013

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Pot Opponents Regroup Following Colorado, Washington Votes

Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy adviser and an outspoken opponent of legalizing marijuana, watched with dismay last fall as voters in Washington and Colorado did just that.

01/09/2013

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Cutting To The Quick On Circumcision

Critics are howling, but the American Academy of Pediatrics has finally hopped off the fence when it comes to circumcision. They say: just do it. CBS Denver Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains why circumcision may be the right decision for some parents.

08/27/2012

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What’s Your Baby’s Favorite TV Show?

How much TV does your young child watch? Depending on age, the answer could be/should be: none. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida looks at new guidelines from the Academy of Pediatrics.

10/18/2011

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Doctors: Parents Shouldn’t Fret Over Kids’ Fevers

Doctors are advising parents of young children to chill out when it comes to childhood fevers.

02/28/2011

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