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. […]

Have you attended a 9Health Fair? It’s results time!

  Congratulations on owning your health and attending a 9Health Fair this spring! If you haven’t attended yet there are just three more, click here for details, or see below. Getting regular screenings for common health concerns, even if you have no symptoms, can help detect problems early and help you benefit from easier and more effective treatment. […]

Colorado asks: What do you want to know about Health?

9Health and Colorado’s Office of eHealth Innovation want to hear from you! 9Health and Colorado’s Office of eHealth Innovation invite you to take the survey to share what kinds of health and wellness tools are most important to you. Take the Survey After gathering input from hundreds of stakeholders across Colorado, you get to weigh […]

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 […]