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Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

JaVale McGee on Nov. 1, 2013, at the Pepsi Center (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nuggets Center McGee Undergoes Surgery, Will Miss Rest Of Season

The Nuggets announced on Thursday that center JaVale McGee will undergo surgery and will be out for the rest of the season.

02/20/2014

Rahim Moore tackles running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half on November 25, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

The Rare And Possibly Season Ending Injury Of Rahim Moore

Broncos defensive back Rahim Moore reportedly suffered an injury which could cost him the rest of the season. Balancing that, though, is the news is that injury shouldn’t cost him his leg. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains the uncommon injury called “compartment syndrome.”

11/18/2013

J.D. Walton (credit: CBS)

J.D. Walton Will Miss Start Of Season After Another Surgery

A week ago J.D. Walton appeared well on the road to recovery from surgery on his left ankle, but he had another surgery on Monday, and now the Broncos will start the season without their starting center.

06/19/2013

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The Attack Of The Robots

Go under the knife, and the odds are good that a robot may be the one wielding the scalpel. More and more surgeries are being done via ” robotics,” and the FDA is looking into an reported increase in the number of complications during robotic procedures. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida says there are questions you should ask before having surgery — no matter who is doing the cutting.

04/10/2013

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‘Frame Camps’ Help Support Patients After Leg Surgeries

There’s a group of doctors in Denver that specializes in treating extremities at risk. That can include attaching a metal frame to save deformed or severely injured legs. It can be a long and painful process, but the doctors make sure patients have the support of other patients.

02/26/2013

The pen that wouldn't die. (credit: British Medical Journal)

They Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

Looking for a good pen? Look no further than what a woman swallowed more than 25 years ago. Dr Dave Hnida reports on an odd finding in an odd study.

12/19/2011

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