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DNA tests help Denver man, his pharmacist choose best medication
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DENVER — This holiday season, many people are buying genetic testing kits as gifts. But there is a kind of DNA test that tells you how you may respond to different medications and how they are metabolized. There are many different companies offering this kind of pharmacogenomic tests. Most require a medical provider to order […]

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Study: Our brains look at imagination a lot like reality
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BOULDER — A new study from CU Boulder shows when it comes to imagination, our brains can perceive it to be a lot like reality.  According to the lead researcher, Marianne Reddan, who spent five years working on the project, the study looks at how people can imagine something they learned through personal experiences that […]

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Chat with doctors to avoid ER visits and costly co-pays
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DENVER — The Centers for Disease Control reports approximately 140 million people visit the emergency room each year and about 9 percent end up having to be hospitalized. Telemedicine is providing a remedy for those who want to save time and avoid costly co-pays when a trip to the ER isn’t necessary. Kaiser Permanente’s “Chat […]

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FDA: Common blood pressure drugs recalled for possible cancer risk
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WASHINGTON — The manufacturer of common drugs used to treat blood pressure issues has issued a voluntary recall, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Teva Pharmaceuticals said all lots of Amlodipine/Valsartan combination tablets and Amlodipine/Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide combination tablets are being voluntarily recalled due to an impurity detected above specification limits in an active ingredient manufactured by […]

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Cornea-eating parasite latches onto contact lens of Colorado mom, causing blindness
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AURORA, Colo. — Hindsight is 20/20, but Stacey Peoples is just thankful she can even see at all. “It’s unbelievable going from being blind to being able to see. It’s like out of the Bible,” said Peoples. Stacey’s story begins in June 2014. She was at a pool in Aurora with her 4 year-old when […]

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Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test
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SYDNEY — Researchers in Australia have developed a 10-minute test that can detect the presence of cancer cells anywhere in the human body, according to a published study. The test was developed after researchers from the University of Queensland found that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water. The test works by identifying […]

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12 million pounds of beef recalled for salmonella concerns
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WASHINGTON — JBS Tolleson, Inc. is recalling more than 12 million pounds of raw beef products that might be tainted with salmonella, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Tuesday. The recalled beef was produced and packaged between July 26 and Sept. 7, according to FSIS. The products have been distributed […]

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