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Health Risk Report Delayed At Colorado Mining Superfund Site

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Gold King Mine (credit: CBS) DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has delayed a report on the human health risks of wastewater draining from southwestern Colorado mines. The EPA said Friday it will collect more data and do more analysis after local health officials, toxicologists and others reviewed an early draft. The study Read More

Seniors Want To Keep Access To Opioids As Medication That Works For Them

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By Jamie Leary DENVER (CBS4)– As Denver, along with 12 other local governments, prepare for a major lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, there are people on the other side of the opioid argument. Specifically, a group of senior citizens who believe the state has gone too far in the fight against opioids. “We just want to Read More

High-protein diets are linked to heightened risk for heart disease, even for vegetarians

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For 20 years a team of researchers watched more than 2,400 Finnish men eat. What they learned gives us a glimpse into some of the long-term health effects of one of today’s most popular dieting fads. The fascination with high-protein diets isn’t new. In the 1970s, American doctor Robert Atkins popularized the idea with his Read More

Cancer Survivor Drives “Cure Childhood Cancer” License Plate Campaign

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By Kathy Walsh DENVER (CBS4)– This fall, drivers will be able to bring awareness to childhood cancer through their Colorado license plate. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Tuesday creating the new license plate. It is the culmination of a yearlong campaign driven by a teenage brain tumor survivor. (credit: CBS) Every year, 15,000 families Read More

Denver Surgeon Trains With ‘Unquestioned Leader’ In Gender Reassignment Surgery

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By Kathy Walsh DENVER (CBS4) – For one week in May, a surgeon at Denver Health is learning a new procedure. He is being taught gender reassignment surgery, male to female. (credit: CBS) Denver Health is preparing to become the only hospital in Colorado, and one of a select few in the country, to offer the Read More

Depression diagnosis is up 33% in the US, and that’s a good thing

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Depression is on the rise in the United States. A quick glance at the data, which show rising diagnosis rates, could give the impression that a series of terrible events plunged millions of people into depression. (Those with different political ideologies will likely point to different events, but much of the data pre-date 2016, so Read More

Grandfather Back In The Conversation With Cochlear Implant

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By Kathy Walsh AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A grandfather of five says he’s gotten his life back now that he can hear again. Darrel Thomas, 77, credits a cochlear implant he got last summer. Darrel Thomas (credit: CBS) CBS4’s Health Specialist Kathy Walsh was there when Thomas came back for a checkup at UCHealth Hearing and Read More

Some Of Earth’s Lowest Air Pollution Levels Found In Western Colorado Town

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(CNN) – Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year, according to a new study from the World Health Organization. The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world’s most comprehensive database on ambient air pollution. The Read More

Exercise can prevent depression, no matter your age or gender

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It doesn’t matter where you live, what your gender is, or how old you are—sliding into a pair of running shoes may be your best first step to warding off depression. An international team of researchers from Kings College in London came to that conclusion after taking stock of years of evidence from all over Read More