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3 Best Cancer Screenings, And 8 To Avoid

Talk to your doctor about the best cancer screens, and the answer may be everything. Or nothing. Now Consumer Reports is expanding from appliances to health care, and it offers advice on the best, and worst cancer screens. CBS4 Medical editor Dr. Hnida Hnida offers some advice … on the advice.


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Do You Really Need That Pap?

A pap smear generally is not on the list of favorite health tests — and today a new study says many women are having unnecessary pap smears performed. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what the general guidelines are for pap screenings, particularly in women who have had a hysterectomy.


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‘Stink Bug’ Offers Comfort To Young Cancer Patients

Founded by a young cancer patient, the Stink Bug Project brings together patients, pets and prisoners.


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Cops Fighting Cancer Bring Holiday Cheer To Youngest Patients

For children the holidays usually mean a time surrounded by the love of a family, but for the youngest cancer patients the holidays can be a season spent surrounded by doctors, treatment and fear.


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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.


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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.


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One Hour, 12 Minutes A Day — And Your Dog Can Help

There’s an easy way to cut your risk of breast cancer, and all it takes is one hour and 12 minutes of your day. And you don’t even need to keep track of the time or break a sweat. Dr. Dave Hnida explains.


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Company Says Despite Cancer Warning Their Play Sand Is Safe

A viewer contacted CBS4 after spotting something unusual — a cancer warning on a bag of play sand.


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Free Children’s Camp For Cancer Survivors Needs More Enrollees

There’s a new summer camp especially for children who have survived cancer. It’s a week in June in the beautiful outdoors and it’s free. The only problem is the Camp Courage needs children.


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Lucky Rockies Fan Joins New Pitcher For A Game Of Toss At Coors Field

Rockies pitcher Jeremy Guthrie sent out a tweet on Tuesday seeing if anyone wanted to throw the ball around with him at Coors Field on Tuesday. One lucky fan took him up on the offer, and wound up with one memorable day.