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 […]

The Flu Vaccine Is Available Now, How you can Get One for FREE

It’s still summer but the flu shot is already available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that as soon as it’s available, you should get it, “Based on the CDC recommendation, it should last through the whole flu season.” says registered pharmacist Nikki Price who talked to us about the vaccine on our […]

Providing for the Community Year-Round

9Health is committed to providing year-round health education in addition to our regular health fairs in the spring and fall seasons. This year-round effort includes going out into the community to provide free health screenings and education to those that need it. One such recent event involves a partnership with CREA Results and Metro Caring, […]

UV Safety Awareness – Protect Yourself to Prevent Skin Cancer

Colorado is a beautiful state where we get 300 days of sunshine. However, there is a downside to all that sun. Combine it with the highest average elevation of any other state, and Colorado residents are more at risk of developing skin cancer. Even though skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in […]

Celebrating Summer Safely

Now is the time of year when everyone wants to be outside. Around the 4th of July that outside time also involves fireworks and BBQ grills. As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday, it’s a good time for some safety reminders. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Captain Joe Passmore […]

Cataract Awareness

June is Cataract Awareness Month and in this episode of Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Bill Richheimer, MD, an ophthalmologist from the Mile High Eye Institute, about what cataracts are, how they’re treated and if you can prevent them. According to Dr. Richheimer, cataracts are a clouding of the lens […]

Men’s Health Month – Get Your Engine Checked!

Men make half as many doctors’ visits for prevention compared to women according to Men’s Health Network. Men’s healthcare is equally as important, but studies show, men are less proactive about their health and tend to only go to the doctor when they think there is a major issue. June is Men’s Health Month. The […]

Relief for Those With Severe Epilepsy

An approved epileptic drug to treat seizures has been modified by a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus professor and is currently being used in a clinical trial in Australia for medically refractory epilepsy. Tom Anchordoquy, PhD, professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dan Abrams, MD, CEO of Cerebral Therapeutics, have developed […]

Ozone Season – What you can do to help air quality and your health

Warmer weather is upon us in Colorado and with that comes ground-level ozone pollution season. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Mike Silverstein, the executive director of the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) about what ground-level ozone is and what impacts it has on our health. According to the Regional […]