Tips to Save Your Vision

Between 8.2 and 15.9 million Americans have a vision problem that could be corrected and over 140 million Americans over the age of 40 experience vision problems. March is Save Your Vision Month and to prevent problems with your eyes, or keep problems from getting worse, it’s important to get regular eye exams. There are […]

No time to exercise? You can do these exercises anywhere!

We all know exercising is good for us but sometimes it can be hard to fit it in. On our weekly Facebook Live show, Health Happens, we talked to a trainer at Colorado Athletic Club, and he showed us simple exercises you can do when you can’t make it to the gym.  “For someone who […]

Culinary Medicine: MIND Diet

Culinary Medicine is using food to cure and prevent chronic diseases, like Alzheimer’s. We have been talking about Culinary Medicine for several weeks as part of an in-depth health education series. What you eat affects the health of your brain and eating the right things can reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s. Dr. Jennifer Bolton, a […]

Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women combined, in the US. The good news is it’s also the most treatable cancer if caught early. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month so for our first Health Happens of the month we talked to gastroenterologist Alex Ende, MD, about colon […]

Making Cooking Healthy Easier

As part of a new, in-depth health education series, we have been talking about Culinary Medicine for the last few weeks and have made some great, healthy recipes. We thought we should also demonstrate some kitchen skills to help make those recipes and show how easy it can be to eat healthy at home. We […]

Tips for a Healthy Heart

As February and Heart Health Month end, we wanted to share some tips to help keep your heart healthy. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Doug Christensen. He’s a pediatric cardiologist at Rocky Mountain Pediatric Cardiology at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. He mentioned something new when it comes […]

Colorado’s Chief Medical Officer Joins 9Health

Dr. Tista Ghosh, interim chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, has been named Vice President of Health Strategy at 9Health. Dr. Ghosh plans to hold both roles. “As a preventive medicine physician, I look forward to working with 9Health, a partner to both healthcare and public health in prevention.  […]

Calling All Phlebotomists!

As we approach the spring health fair season, in our 40th year, we need more volunteers to make it all happen. One of the most popular screenings at a 9Health Fair is the blood chemistry screening. To make sure that is available to fair participants, we need phlebotomists – or medical professionals skilled at drawing […]

Culinary Medicine: Cancer Prevention

Using food to prevent cancer. Lots of fruits and vegetables are key says Dr. Jennifer Bolton, a registered dietitian at Project Wellness 365, and professor at Metropolitan State University in Denver. She shared a great recipe that’s loaded with vegetables, a cauliflower quinoa risotto primavera. Cauliflower Quinoa Risotto Primavera Ingredients: 2½ cups cauliflower florets, cut in 1-inch […]

40 Years of Health Fairs and Volunteers

The 9Health Fair is turning 40 in 2019 and in those 40 years, thousands of people have come to the fair for help and guidance to lead healthier lives. None of the work we do at 9Health would be possible without 9Health Fair volunteers. The volunteers are the driving force that ensures Coloradans are getting […]