Centers for Disease Control
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.
Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened 221 people in Colorado during a monthlong outbreak this year, according to a federal report released Thursday.
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.
Synthetic marijuana has sent 75 people to the hospital in the Denver metro area in the past few weeks.
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.
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.