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Mom Of Meningitis Victim: ‘I Lost My Baby Girl To A Vaccine-Preventable Disease’

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is recommending new vaccines for adolescents and young adults to prevent a strain of meningitis. The strain, serogroup B, has caused several outbreaks on college campuses.

06/24/2015

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Father Of Teen Who Died From Plague: ‘It’s Very Tough’

The family of the teen who died after contracting a rare form of the plague talked about how difficult it’s been after his death.

06/23/2015

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CDC Tests For Plague In Northern Colorado After Teen’s Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to determine how prevalent the plague is in northern Colorado after a 16-year-old boy died of the disease, which was possibly spread by fleas on his family’s rural property.

06/23/2015

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Plague Confirmed In Larimer County Teen’s Death

The Larimer County Health Department confirmed that a teen died from the plague earlier this month.

06/20/2015

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Flu Mounts Most Serious Challenge In Decade, Vigilance Urged

As Colorado witness a record number of hospitalizations due to the flu, the CDC said this season’s vaccination is merely 23 percent effective in preventing the virus.

01/16/2015

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Patient Being Monitored For Ebola Cleared, Released From Hospital

A patient being monitored for Ebola at Denver Health Medical Center has been cleared after a second test came back negative. That person was released from the hospital late Wednesday.

01/15/2015

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Patient At Denver Health Tests Negative For Ebola

A patient who was being monitored for Ebola at Denver Health Medical Center has tested negative for the virus, according to health officials.

01/12/2015

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There’s Still More To Come During This Nasty Flu Season

The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza is now widespread in 43 states — up from 36 states the previous week. That includes Colorado.

01/05/2015

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More People Have The Blues Than Ever… Are You One?

A new study shows that rates of depression in America have climbed, with women aged 40 and over having the highest rates of the condition. Of biggest concern is the finding that two of three who are severely depressed do not seek treatment. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the theory behind the climb in rates, as well as signs and symptoms

12/03/2014

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An Eye Opener If You Wear Contacts

A warning for contact lens wearers. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports on a news study that says the number of serious eye infections from contacts are on the rise — he has tips that may preserve your vision.

11/16/2014

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