Mental Well-Being After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A new breast cancer diagnosis brings physical challenges but can also take a toll on a patient’s mental health. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with counseling psychologists from the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education. You can watch the full Health Happens episode by clicking here.  “Initially a lot […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Following One Woman’s Journey

“I want people to know that we all get diagnoses or have things that happen to us throughout life that are horrible. However, we can use the diagnosis to reexamine our health, or life, and decide how we want to move forward,” Dr. Michelle Tollefson is choosing to move forward with a positive attitude and […]

Staying Covered as the Seasons Change

Which health insurance plan is right for you? Open enrollment starts November 1st. We talked with Connect for Health Colorado on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, about shopping for insurance and the resources available to make that process easier. Click here to watch the full episode. Contributed by Monica Caballeros with Connect for […]

What to do about neck and back pain

Your spine is a column of 25 vertebrae all stacked upon one another. They are separated by cartilage cushions and supported by groups of muscles that help to stabilize the spine. When the muscles become weak from lack of exercise or injury, or when the cartilage begins to break down, back and neck pain can […]

Medicare 101

Millions of Americans rely on Medicare to cover their healthcare needs. Understanding the various parts of Medicare and its supplements can be tough so we talked with a Medicare agent on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, to clear up how Medicare works. You can watch the full episode by clicking here. All September […]

Health Insurance 101

Premium, deductible, copay, out of pocket maximum, there are a lot of terms to know when it comes to health insurance and it can all be confusing for most of us. For the month of September 9Health has partnered with Connect for Health Colorado to cover all things health insurance so you’re prepared when open […]

Ways to Avoid Food Waste – Plus Recipes!

Americans waste about a pound of food per person per day which amounts to about 30-40% of our food supply. We talked with Chef Mike Anderson at Platte Valley Medical Center who gave us some tips for avoiding food waste and also shared a couple of recipes. Below are the recipes Chef Mike shared with […]

HPV Vaccine: The Only One that Prevents Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) affects about 80 million Americans with an estimated 14 million newly infected each year. It can lead to six types of cancers, “Any areas where there can be sexual contact and exposure to HPV are areas where you can get cancer. Cancers of the mouth and throat and cancers of genitalia,” explains […]

Changes to a Vaccine for Pneumonia

Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease causes thousands of infections including pneumonia, meningitis, bloodstream infections, and ear infections. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that the decision for a patient to receive one of the vaccines for pneumococcal disease be left to doctors and patients. This reverses a 2014 recommendation […]

Shingles Vaccine – What You Need to Know

August is Immunization Awareness Month! This week on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked about the shingles vaccine with Dr. Peter Rice, a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The […]