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Colorado: Easy State To Opt Out Of Vaccinations

As the Measles outbreak continues to grow in the U.S. with cases in 14 states, including Colorado, there is a lot of attention focused on vaccinations. Some believe it’s too easy to opt out of immunizations in the state.

01/29/2015

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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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Colorado Health Officials Follow Strict CDC Ebola Guidelines

Health officials in Colorado say hospitals across the state follow strict Centers for Disease Control guidelines for treating patients who may have been exposed to Ebola.

01/14/2015

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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

Sen. Mark Udall addresses the audience at the Colorado Energy Forum presented by the Consumer Energy Alliance on Oct. 14 in Westminster. Colorado Gubernatorial candidates Gov. John Hickenlooper and Bob Beauprez along with Senate candidates Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Cory Gardner delivered their views on the future of the Colorado energy economy, and participated in a question and answer session. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Udall Calls For Flight Ban On Ebola Patients

Sen Mark Udall on Saturday called for a flight ban on all people being monitored by exposure to the Ebola virus.

10/18/2014

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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

Eric and Ryan Jensen head into the federal courthouse on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: CBS)

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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