Don’t take COVID home for the holidays

If you want to see someone outside your household for the holidays, health experts say the best strategy is to quarantine for 14 days, however, we are now just a week out from Christmas so if you haven’t done that your option could be to get a COVID-19 test. The official guidance from the Centers […]

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 […]

9Health is here for you and we need your support!

With COVID-19 threatening the lives and livelihoods of many here in Colorado, 9Health, like many nonprofits, has had to be agile and resourceful in fulfilling its mission. The pandemic has made preventative screenings more urgent—all while making them more difficult to provide. This crisis is felt more acutely by vulnerable populations, who have come to […]

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 […]

Substance misuse prevention

The pandemic, the election, wildfires in Colorado, there’s a lot that may be causing you stress. During these difficult times, we talked with several experts on Facebook Live about ways to prevent substance misuse and what you should do if you are concerned about a loved one. Experts included Claudia Zundel, Director or Community Prevention […]

Vitamin D and heart health

Low vitamin D levels have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. “Observational studies where you look at people who have low vitamin D and you look and see what type of outcomes they have, suggest that there’s an increased risk of heart attacks, of strokes, of heart failure, and even of dying […]

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 […]