Start the New Year with Health Insurance Coverage

We are halfway through Open Enrollment and the deadline for January 1 coverage is Friday, December 15. In Colorado, Open Enrollment for 2018 health plans will conclude on January 12, 2018. After the end of Open Enrollment, only if someone has a life changing event like getting married, moving, or having a baby, will they […]


9 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know

Health is happening everywhere, every day, all around us. Oftentimes, the best place to think and reflect on our health is when we’re sitting in our doctor’s office. One person who thinks about your health, maybe even more than you do, is your doctor. Dr. Karen Polsky, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has […]


What You Need to Know About Open Enrollment

By Kevin Patterson Chief Executive Officer Connect for Health Colorado On November 1, we launched our fifth Open Enrollment Period with encouraging call volume and traffic on our enrollment site. Open Enrollment is the only time each year when Coloradans who buy their own health coverage can renew or change their health insurance plan for the […]


TMD (Also Known As TMJ): How to Prevent It & How To Treat It

Say this one five times fast: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction. It’s a fairly common problem affecting the chewing muscles and joints connecting your lower jaw to your skull that can cause serious jaw pain. So, what can you do to make sure you don’t get it? The same things you can do on your own at […]


Help with health insurance: Are you leaving money on the table?

By Kevin Patterson Chief Executive Officer Connect for Health Colorado Thousands of Coloradans could receive monthly financial help with their health insurance but don’t know it. Even if an individual makes as much as $48,000 a year ($98,000 for a family of four), they will get financial help to lower their health insurance costs, if […]


Healthy Tips for Balancing Family, School, and Work

By Julia Reinisch, Writer and Editor at Colorado Christian University This is an article written by Colorado Christian University. While the article is focused on adult learners, we share it with you because many of the same tips apply to traditional undergraduate students, volunteers, parents, and working professionals. If you’re like most adults, you have […]


How I Saved Money on Healthcare During my Latest Health Emergency

Here at 9Health Fair, we often come up with our health-related blog ideas through our own personal health journeys. Like many of you, we too are navigating the confusing, complicated world that is healthcare, be it health insurance, finding out what a procedure is going to cost, or in this case, trying to make sure […]


Flex Your Brain Muscles, Stave Off Dementia

Research strongly suggests that regular, intellectually stimulating activity can slow cognitive decline and reduce the likelihood of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease. How To Strengthen Your Neural Pathways Mounting evidence suggests we can have an impact on the probability of getting diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia by how we use our brain today. Examples of […]


Vaccination – What You Need and When

We’ve been talking a lot about flu shots lately. It’s that time of year. But that may not be the only vaccination you need. Let’s take a look at some of the more common vaccinations out there to see what you may need, starting with the flu shot. Flu Shot Anyone older than six months […]


Stress and Adult Students – How to Overcome it

by Lindsay Maynard, Colorado Christian University This is a guest blog by Colorado Christian University. While the blog is centered around adult learners, we share it with you because the same tips apply whether you’re an adult learner, volunteer, parent, etc. If you’re earning your degree as an adult student, balancing work, family life, and […]