Finding Your Work-Life Balance This Fall

This is a guest blog by our sponsor Ieso. With school back in session and work as busy as ever, fall months can be the most difficult when trying to find a good work-life balance. It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week and we’re using this time to help break the stigma associated with mental health conditions. […]


9 Risks for Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. You probably hear on a regular basis about the need to do a self-breast exam, but do you know the risk factors for developing breast cancer. It might be hard to remind yourself to do the self-exam, but maybe knowing if you’re more at risk will help you to […]


What to Expect at a 9Health Fair

You may have heard about 9Health Fairs, now let us tell you why you should care. Many health issues have no symptoms but the professional screenings at 9Health Fair can uncover your health risks early before it’s an emergency. With medical costs skyrocketing, it pays to use your community non-profit health fairs. Find a location […]


New Screening to Help Identify Heart Disease Risk

This fall, we’re offering two new screenings. One is a blood type, the other is called High-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP). Yeah, the latter is a mouthful. But it may better define your risk for heart disease when taken into consideration with other traditional risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and […]


Why Flu Shots Are More Important Than You Think

So, probably like you, I’ve read scary articles and heard news stories about otherwise healthy people getting the flu and ending-up seriously ill and in the hospital. Yet, these alarming and deeply frightening stories, seem distant… no one ever thinks it could happen to them. Do You Know if You’re More At-Risk for Contracting a […]


Discussing Obesity

Last week on social media, we shared a blog post about the important but sensitive topic of obesity. We used a photo that has been used before, but it started a good discussion. Obesity and the Negative Stigma One of the goals of the OAC is to remove the negative stigma around obesity. They offer […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Sy DeReauxchette

Sy DeReauxchette is the winner of the 2017 Henry P. Becton Volunteer Impact Award (named in honor of the former Becton-Dickinson Chairman). On a Whim We love to hear our volunteer stories. Every single one of you has one. You might not think it’s that interesting, but we certainly do. So do your fellow volunteers. […]


How Do You Know if You’re Suffering from Anxiety?

Here’s the shocking thing about anxiety that we just learned from Family Nurse Practitioner Bonnie Thomas – “Anxiety most commonly begins in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood with the median age of onset of anxiety being 11 years old, which means half of people have their first episode by this age.” Thomas, one of our […]


Take Some Pressure Off Yourself. Too Skinny is Bad for Your Bones

Yes, here at 9Health, we talk all the time of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. But we mean it when we say, “healthy weight.” We don’t want anyone to be underweight either. Oh, the Pressure! We all feel pressure to achieve the perfect body. Not just women, men too. We all feel it. […]


Stop Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

This is one of Dr. Karen’s favorite topics. If she could get all her patients to do just one thing (and sure there are lots of things… eat healthy, exercise, etc.) she would get them to stop cleaning their ears with cotton swabs. Why? What’s the big deal? Allow her to explain. Ear Wax is […]