Staying Covered as the Seasons Change

Which health insurance plan is right for you? Open enrollment starts November 1st. We talked with Connect for Health Colorado on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, about shopping for insurance and the resources available to make that process easier. Click here to watch the full episode. Contributed by Monica Caballeros with Connect for […]

Medicare 101

Millions of Americans rely on Medicare to cover their healthcare needs. Understanding the various parts of Medicare and its supplements can be tough so we talked with a Medicare agent on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, to clear up how Medicare works. You can watch the full episode by clicking here. All September […]

Health Insurance 101

Premium, deductible, copay, out of pocket maximum, there are a lot of terms to know when it comes to health insurance and it can all be confusing for most of us. For the month of September 9Health has partnered with Connect for Health Colorado to cover all things health insurance so you’re prepared when open […]

HPV Vaccine: The Only One that Prevents Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) affects about 80 million Americans with an estimated 14 million newly infected each year. It can lead to six types of cancers, “Any areas where there can be sexual contact and exposure to HPV are areas where you can get cancer. Cancers of the mouth and throat and cancers of genitalia,” explains […]

Changes to a Vaccine for Pneumonia

Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease causes thousands of infections including pneumonia, meningitis, bloodstream infections, and ear infections. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that the decision for a patient to receive one of the vaccines for pneumococcal disease be left to doctors and patients. This reverses a 2014 recommendation […]

Shingles Vaccine – What You Need to Know

August is Immunization Awareness Month! This week on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked about the shingles vaccine with Dr. Peter Rice, a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The […]

Protecting Your Pets in the Summer

Did you know that your furry friends are also at risk of getting sunburned this summer? On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Adolfo Games, the medical director at VCA Southeast Area Animal Hospital, to discuss how we can protect our pets from the sun and heat this summer.  Summer […]

UV Index and Eye Safety

Before stepping into the summer sun, we often think about taking steps to protect our skin from damage from UV rays, but that’s not the only place that needs protection. Our eyes can also be damaged by strong UV rays. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Stacey Spaulding, an […]

UV Safety Awareness – Protect Yourself to Prevent Skin Cancer

Colorado is a beautiful state where we get 300 days of sunshine. However, there is a downside to all that sun. Combine it with the highest average elevation of any other state, and Colorado residents are more at risk of developing skin cancer. Even though skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in […]

Celebrating Summer Safely

Now is the time of year when everyone wants to be outside. Around the 4th of July that outside time also involves fireworks and BBQ grills. As we celebrate the Independence Day holiday, it’s a good time for some safety reminders. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Captain Joe Passmore […]