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 […]

Skin cancer prevention is important, even in the winter!

Even though it’s getting cooler outside, you still need to make sure to protect yourself from the sun to reduce your risk of skin cancer. In Colorado, we are at higher risk of developing skin cancer thanks to our higher altitude and 300+ days of sunshine. 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, talked with Dr. Mariah […]

What you need to know about COVID-19 testing

9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, passed along the below things to know about testing for COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. As we are now solidly in our “exponential growth” phase of COVID-19 cases, I wanted to remind you all about a few key concepts to keep in mind to mitigate the spread […]

Mental illness awareness and resiliency

Mental illness awareness and resiliency One in five adults in America lives with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. It exists to help raise awareness about different mental health conditions and to reduce the stigma. For Mental Illness Awareness […]

Diabetes prevention and knowing your risk

You can now do some 9Health preventive screenings at a Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Center, including one for hemoglobin A1C to access your risk for diabetes. We talked with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, and the YMCA of Metro Denver about why prevention is vital right now. The YMCA offers a Diabetes Prevention Program. Once […]

Prescription for prevention: 9Health screenings

Your health screenings, your way. 9Health is now offering preventive health screenings in person at Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers throughout Colorado! 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli’s prescription for prevention is 9Helath screenings, “Preventing disease can change the trajectory of your life.  Making a small change today can lead to big difference in your outcomes […]

Developing a vaccine for COVID-19

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so we thought what better time to talk about the most talked about vaccine right now, the one for COVID-19. We talked with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, and Dr. Thomas Cambpell, an infectious disease physician at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and the CU School of Medicine on Facebook […]

Kids’ health and back to school during a pandemic

Back to school sure looks a lot different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some kids are going back to school in person, remotely, or some combination of the two. At the same time, COVID-19 cases in kids are going up. We talked with the Deputy Superintendent of Academics from Denver Public Schools, Tamara […]

From weight gain to our relationships – how the pandemic has changed our lives

Have you gained the “quarantine 15?” or the “COVID-19”? The pandemic has completely changed our lives, from weight gain to our relationships, and more. We talked with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, and Jason Youngblood a licensed professional counselor from Cigna, about the effects of the pandemic on our lives. Click or tap here to watch the […]