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Colorado’s New Immunization Rules: Politics Trump Health

When it comes to protecting your child’s health, politics — not science may call the shots. CBS4’s Dr. Dave Hnida takes a look at the new rules regarding immunizations in Colorado. He believes the new guidelines are weak, lack teeth, and could go a lot farther to protect public health.

04/16/2015

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‘The Mine That Built Lake City’ Looks To Reclaim Title

Along the way from Lake City to Silverton you’ll encounter as many as seven ghost towns and many old ruins. On any given summer day, you’re likely to see a dozen or so cars parked at the site with folks wandering around taking photos at the buildings on site.

04/09/2015

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Colorado Health Officials Hope To Alleviate Ebola Fears

The state of Colorado is getting ready in case there is ever an Ebola case in the state. On Tuesday officials from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment spoke about what they’ve been doing to prepare for any cases that could make its way to Colorado.

10/21/2014

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1,000 Free Flu Shots Given Out Courtesy Of Volunteers Of America

Safeway and Volunteers of America teamed up over the weekend to give 1,000 flu shots for free.

10/12/2014

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Pot Industry Challenges New Report About Youth Use

There are more concerns about the number of children and teens using marijuana in Colorado. In a study just released, Colorado has a higher number of kids and college students using the drug than other states.

08/12/2014

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Colorado Abandons Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers.

04/21/2014

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Colorado Cracking Down On High-Volume Pot Patients

Colorado plans to crack down on medical marijuana patients, state health department authorities announced Friday, saying it would challenge patients and medical pot growers with permission for more than six plants.

03/28/2014

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It’s Not Too Late To Get The Flu Shot

The number of people hospitalized for the flu keeps growing but health experts said it’s not too late to protect yourself and get a flu shot.

01/08/2014

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Public Comment Sought On Proposed Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill

The Colorado health department is accepting public input on a Toronto-based energy company’s plan to build what would be the first new uranium mill in the United States in more than 30 years.

08/13/2013

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Report To Look At Colorado Medical Pot Industry

Colorado took a hard look at the agency that oversees marijuana sales this spring. Now state auditors are looking at the health department, which oversees the medical marijuana patient registry.

07/15/2013

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