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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.
Those hoping to kick the habit of lighting up can get some extra help from the Colorado Quitline. The free call-in service has helped more than 77,000 people stop smoking in the past decade.
Denver-area health officials say four Coloradans have been diagnosed with the West Nile virus.
Health officials are offering a warning to anyone who has received a tattoo in recent months- bad ink has left several people with an infection including one person in Colorado.
Health officials claim the U.S. is on track for its worst year for Whooping Cough in more than 50 years. There’s also an increase in Colorado.
Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.
The governor’s annual forum on Colorado agriculture is featuring discussions on food safety and how to reduce outbreaks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported a third Colorado death linked to listeria in cantaloupes, bringing the nationwide death toll in the outbreak to as many as 17 people.
As many as 14 people have died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado cantaloupes, health officials say — a death toll that would make the food outbreak the deadliest in more than a decade.
A youth concussion legislation news conference is scheduled for Thursday at the state Capitol before a bill that helps to keep young athletes active and safe will be introduced in committee.
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