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Divisive Vaccine Proposal Abandoned In Colorado

Colorado has one of the nation's most lax vaccination requirements. And a bill to make it harder for parents to opt out of...

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Colorado & The Affordable Care Act

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Hantavirus Case Reported In Garfield County

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says a Garfield County resident has the first confirmed case of hantavirus in the state this year.

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Popular Health Care App Based in Denver

Two Denver-based emergency room doctors started an app that helps people diagnosis what ails them. Now iTriage has 11 million downloads.

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Inmates At 5 Colorado Prisons Ill With Mysterious Virus

More than 160 inmates in five Colorado prisons are sick with a mysterious virus.

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Surviving A Trip To Hawaii With The Landing Gear

Officials were surprised when they found a teenager wandering the tarmac at an airport in Hawaii. They were even more surprised when he told them he flew there in a plane’s wheel well. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains how the phenomenon called medical hibernation may have played a role in surviving the flight.

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Caution: Why Would Your Child Be Prescribed This Medication?

A new study shows doctors continue to prescribe a medication that experts say can be dangerous for children — and simply shouldn’t be used. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at the bad mix of codeine and kids.

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Number Of ‘Sweet People’ Doubles — And Why That’s Bad

Experts call it an epidemic. New research shows the number of Americans with diabetes. or “sweet blood,” has doubled since 1988. And as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, odds are you know someone with diabetes — or have it yourself.

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Your Sneeze Traveled How Far?!

We know that droplets from a cough or sneeze can travel at NASCAR-type speeds for long, long distances, But new research says the reality of mucus travel is worse than we thought. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at how a sneeze in the basement can sicken someone in the attic.

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Knees Achy? Drink A Glass Of Milk

Arthritis of the knees tends to start developing as early as the mid-20s. For some, it’s not that big a deal. For others, it rapidly advances until there is a lot of pain as bone rubs on bone from a loss of cartilage. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida looks at a new study which says low fat milk may protect your knees by slowing down everyday wear and tear.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?