The Ugly Truth About Chronic Pain and Exercise

When you’re in pain, the last thing you feel like doing is exercising. However, as much as you may not want to hear it, it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. We talked to Dr. Lisa Corbin, Professor of Clinical Practice at UC Denver School of Medicine, to find out what […]


Want to become a runner? Here are 5 tips from Colfax Marathon.

The benefits of running are plentiful – running can improve your mood, give you a reason to get outside in the fresh air, provide you with a mental health break, decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, and did we mention endorphins? 5 Tips to Get Started If you think you could benefit from a little […]


Is there a “Right Diet” for You?

In the course of a day at work, my boss was telling me about her decision to start the State of Slim Diet and another coworker was telling me about her decision to start doing the macro diet. It had me thinking, “am I missing something? Should I try some type of ‘diet’ or ’lifestyle’ […]


Common Joint Issues – What You Need to Know

Achy joints, sore knuckles – makes you think of arthritis, right? Turns out there are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, and they are not all created equal – different symptoms, different risk factors, and different experiences for those who suffer from them. Keep reading as we break down the most common types of arthritis, […]


The Latest News in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

In our latest episode of Health Happens, we took you behind the scenes of an Alzheimer’s research lab. We covered a lot of information – you can watch the video here! But for the purposes of this article, we want to focus specifically on the latest research. Understanding the Mechanism of Alzheimer’s Dr. Huntington Potter, […]


I work out and eat healthily, but my weight just plateaus. Why?

This is a guest post from the Colorado Athletic Club. This is a very common occurrence when trying to lose weight. Fortunately, a weight loss plateau can be overcome with a few simple changes to your routine. There are many reasons for plateaus, but the most common include: Miscalculating your caloric intake. Predominantly, weight loss […]


Dr. Karen’s Flu Advice

This flu season has hit hard, and the 9Health office is no exception. Just today, we have 7 members of our staff out sick. Yikes! Dr. Karen Polsky, our Director of Health Strategy, sent out a note to our staff that we think is worth sharing with all of you. Keep reading… It’s Fast and […]


Cervical Cancer is Highly Preventable If You Do These Things

Cervical cancer doesn’t have obvious symptoms. Unlike other forms of cancer, early-stage cervical cancer and its precursors don’t have physical symptoms that signal you might have the disease. But, once cervical cancer has advanced, warning signs start to appear. Risk Factors A risk factor is anything that changes your chance of getting a disease. There […]


Total Sugars vs. Added Sugar – What You Need to Know

If you’re big into reading the nutrition label on food items, you may have noticed that some food labels are different than others. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated a new food label that must be in effect by January 1, 2021. While that gives food companies plenty of time to prepare for […]


Can You Still Enroll?

While Open Enrollment ended on January 12, 2018, there are some scenarios that qualify many Coloradans for enrollment outside the regular period. If your 2017 health insurance plan was not offered for 2018 you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period that would give you through March 1, 2018 to choose new coverage. If you […]