Negative COVID-19 test results are the latest must-haves for kids returning to school

Even though it’s January, the back-to-school excitement that normally fills the Colorado fall air is palpable for kids and families. With many schools and districts reopening to in-person learning following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the fall, students throughout Colorado are getting themselves ready to head back to school with all the supplies needed […]

Achieve your health goals with screenings from 9Health

Improving health ranks as the top New Year’s resolution and includes goals such as exercise more and lose weight. At 9Health we support everyone wanting to be a healthier version of themselves and knowing your personal risk factors is a great place to start. You can figure out your baseline health with screenings from 9health and Quest […]

Get Active: Exercise Technology Today

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC Thanks to advances in science, technology, and modern medicine, humans are living longer than ever.  Just because your body doesn’t work as well as it did when you were 20, it doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy full and enriching […]

The Senior Bus: Connecting Seniors to Community and Critical Services

Are you, or someone you know, experiencing trouble with transportation? Across Colorado, hundreds of thousands of people have missed out on health care due to lack of transportation. Well, that doesn’t need to happen in Baca County! Residents of Walsh, Vilas, Springfield, and Campo can call the Senior Bus to schedule transportation right from their […]

Emergency Room Visit Prevention

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  As listed on the eHealth Medicare site, reasons seniors commonly visit the Emergency Room can range from respiratory and cardiac symptoms to injuries associated with falls. Common reasons for ER visits among seniors and tips to reduce the risk, include:   Injuries and Accidents: as […]

Incorporating lifestyle medicine into your life

We all know we should be eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and trying to manage our stress. But did you know that by doing those things you can help prevent, treat, and oftentimes reverse chronic disease? That is what lifestyle medicine is. We talked on Facebook Live with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal […]

Reduce Your Need To Visit The ER

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  Visits to the emergency room are expensive and a tough decision to make. Even if you don’t spend the night, the cost can be staggering. According to the Health Cost Institute, the average emergency room visit was approximately $1,400.   What constitutes an emergency? […]

Telehealth 101: Here’s What You Need To Know

By Stacey Brake, BSN, 9Health Director of Health and Wellness What is telehealth? You may have heard this term before, and you may be hearing it more now with the pandemic. Telehealth is the process of having a visit with your healthcare provider over the phone, through text messaging, or through a video meeting instead of […]

American Diabetes Month – Know your risk

Blog contributed by 9Health intern Chase Bouck November is American Diabetes Month, and there is no better time to get informed and know your risk. As it stands today, 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, which equates to 10.5% of the entire population, according to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Further, an additional […]