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Why You Still Should Have Gotten That ‘Lousy’ Flu Shot

If you think the flu season is over in Colorado, think again. A different strain is now sickening people, and is expected lurk around for another month or so. As CBS4 Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida reports, it’s been an extra bad flu, and he has some facts on how flu attacked Colorado this year.

03/13/2015

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Is It Safe To Delay Your Child’s Immunizations?

There’s not only the problem of skipping childhood vaccines—there’s also risk from delaying immunizations. Yet a new study shows most doctors are willing to “spread out” vaccinations in order to ease the fears of parents who worry that too many vaccines can harm a child. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, there’s no evidence to back up those fears.

03/02/2015

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Colorado Still Reporting Widespread Flu Activity

Forty-four states are still reporting widespread flu activity, including Colorado.

01/31/2015

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Flu Mounts Most Serious Challenge In Decade, Vigilance Urged

As Colorado witness a record number of hospitalizations due to the flu, the CDC said this season’s vaccination is merely 23 percent effective in preventing the virus.

01/16/2015

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Colorado Flu Outbreak Could Be Turning A Corner

Cases of influenza in Colorado could be on the decline after there were fewer reported cases of the flu last week than the previous week.

01/10/2015

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Boulder County Not Immune To Nasty Flu Outbreak

Boulder County is seeing a big increase in flu cases this season.

01/09/2015

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There’s Still More To Come During This Nasty Flu Season

The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show influenza is now widespread in 43 states — up from 36 states the previous week. That includes Colorado.

01/05/2015

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Severe Flu Season Hits Elderly Hard In Larimer County

More than 100 patients have been hospitalized with the flu in Larimer County since October, potentially making this flu season the most severe in a decade.

01/02/2015

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Colorado Flu Cases Show No Sign Of Slowing Down

The number of influenza cases in Colorado continues to climb.

12/29/2014

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1/3rd Of Patients At Grand Junction VA Nursing Home Have The Flu

One-third of the patients at a veterans nursing home in Grand Junction have the flu, and the facility has been closed to most visitors, officials said Sunday.

12/28/2014

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