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Dying To Die Early? Check Your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol … & Zip Code

Most people think that genetics and family history dictate your lifespan. But a new report from the CDC says otherwise. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, where you spend your life may be just as important as the cards your were dealt when you began your life. You see, in some areas of the country, people take better — or worse– care of themselves than in others.

05/02/2014

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CDC: 221 Sickened By Synthetic Marijuana In Colorado

Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday.

12/12/2013

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Victim’s Wife Thinks Jensen Brothers Deserve Extended Jail Sentence

The wife of a man who was among those who died in the cantaloupe listeria outbreak in 2011 wants a harsh punishment for the two brothers who pleaded guilty in federal court this week.

10/23/2013

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CDC Officials Come To Colorado To Investigate Spice Distribution

Synthetic marijuana has sent 75 people to the hospital in the Denver metro area in the past few weeks.

09/10/2013

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Hepatitis A Outbreak Linked To Townsend Farms Frozen Berries From Costco

Some 30 cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Colorado and four other states that have been linked to frozen mixed berries purchased from Costco.

05/31/2013

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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.

01/03/2013

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QuitLine Helps People Kick The Habit For The New Year

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.

01/02/2013

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West Nile Virus Strikes 4 Coloradans

Denver-area health officials say four Coloradans have been diagnosed with the West Nile virus.

08/24/2012

Tattoo ink was the subject of an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control. (credit: CBS)

Bad Ink Leaves Newly Tattooed With Infection Risk

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.

08/23/2012

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Dr. Dave Weighs In On Increase In Whooping Cough Cases

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.

07/19/2012

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