9Health Live: Connecting you with experts during the coronavirus

Health is hard at work virtually connecting you with experts, via Facebook Live, so you can get the answers you need.  This includes segments in Spanish, as well. Currently, 9Health hosts a Facebook Live every Tuesday and Thursday around 11 am on the 9NEWS and 9Health Fair Facebook Pages.  Below are previous topics that have […]

Coronavirus through the eyes of a doctor

9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli shares her personal thoughts and reactions to the new coronavirus, COVID-19 spread. She will continue to add to this blog as the situation develops and changes. 4/3/2020: I woke up yesterday with a scratchy throat and sneezing and immediately, my heart sank.  “This is it” I thought.  “I have COVID-19. Am I […]

Advice from a doctor: Coronavirus do’s and don’ts

With all that information out there about the new coronavirus, COVID-19, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed about what we should and shouldn’t be doing today. Here are some do’s and don’ts from our 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli that you can do to protect yourself today from the COVID-19 coronavirus. DO’s 1. Do wear […]

Recipe: Minestrone soup

During the stay at home orders due to the coronavirus, many of us are making a lot more food at home than we’re maybe used to. We talked with Dr. Jennifer Bolton, a registered dietitian at Project Wellness 365, and a professor at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She shared an easy recipe for Minestrone soup […]

Frequently asked questions about the coronavirus

Colorado’s first COVID-19 case was announced on Thursday, March 5. COVID-19 is a virus that first appeared in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and breathing trouble. Most develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can […]

What is social distancing and how can it slow the spread of the coronavirus?

There’s a way to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, and it’s something that will involve the whole community. It’s called social distancing. “Social distancing is essentially changing your behavior so you’ve avoided situations or events where you could spread the virus,” 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli said. Examples of social distancing include: […]

Handwashing science in the time of the coronavirus

9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli explains the science behind hand washing and sanitizing. With the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, everyone has been talking about hand hygiene but here is the science behind why hand hygiene works. Studies show that washing hands with soap and water for 15-20 seconds can reduce bacterial counts by […]

What are the effects of the time change on our health?

An increased risk of heart attack, feeling jet-lagged and even sleep disorders such as narcolepsy are among the effects daylight saving time can have on people. 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli spoke about the health effects of changing our clocks one hour later. How does daylight saving time affect our sleep? The fall back transition […]

9Health Expert answers questions about the new coronavirus, COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase around the country so do the questions we all have. 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli addressed some of the top questions she has received as of the start of March. What would you tell moms about what we know about the coronavirus in children? In the epidemiological […]

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 […]