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 […]

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 […]

Have You Checked Your Cholesterol Lately?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. Almost 1 in 3 American adults is living with high cholesterol levels, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Knowing our cholesterol levels can help us make better lifestyle choices to protect our heart […]

Seniors’ Mental Health – The Importance of Companionship

Life is better with friends and it turns out it’s beneficial for your mental health as well. Relationships are a crucial element in protecting our mental health, especially as we age. As we get older, we may lose the ability to live independently and do things for ourselves which can make depression and anxiety more […]

Mindfulness and Mental Health

Sometimes making simple changes in lifestyle can lead to improved health and wellbeing. Mindfulness is one practice that can be useful for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and daily stress. Mindfulness is an awareness of the present moment and thinking about the present moment with an attitude of openness and acceptance. During the month of […]

Mental Health Resources for Teens and Young Adults

About 3.2 million 12 to 17-year-olds have had at least one major depressive episode within the past 12 months, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. For the third installment of our mental health series, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we talked about resources for teens and young adults with the Mental Health Center of Denver and Second […]

Mental health benefits of laughter and exercise

Is laughter really the best medicine? What about exercise? As part of our educational series for Mental Health Awareness Month, we covered both things and talked about how they can improve your mental health and overall health. We all know exercise is good for our bodies, but it is good for our minds as well, […]

Mental Health Awareness Month – Resources in Colorado

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and throughout May 9Health will use Facebook Live to feature different mental health topics and connect you to resources in Colorado. We talked to two different organizations that help fill the gap of mental health care in our state – Spark the Change Colorado and Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners. […]