9 Risks for Breast Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month. You probably hear on a regular basis about the need to do a self-breast exam, but do you know the risk factors for developing breast cancer. It might be hard to remind yourself to do the self-exam, but maybe knowing if you’re more at risk will help you to […]


What to Expect at a 9Health Fair

You may have heard about 9Health Fairs, now let us tell you why you should care. Many health issues have no symptoms but the professional screenings at 9Health Fair can uncover your health risks early before it’s an emergency. With medical costs skyrocketing, it pays to use your community non-profit health fairs. Find a location […]


Why Flu Shots Are More Important Than You Think

So, probably like you, I’ve read scary articles and heard news stories about otherwise healthy people getting the flu and ending-up seriously ill and in the hospital. Yet, these alarming and deeply frightening stories, seem distant… no one ever thinks it could happen to them. Do You Know if You’re More At-Risk for Contracting a […]


Discussing Obesity

Last week on social media, we shared a blog post about the important but sensitive topic of obesity. We used a photo that has been used before, but it started a good discussion. Obesity and the Negative Stigma One of the goals of the OAC is to remove the negative stigma around obesity. They offer […]


How Do You Know if You’re Suffering from Anxiety?

Here’s the shocking thing about anxiety that we just learned from Family Nurse Practitioner Bonnie Thomas – “Anxiety most commonly begins in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood with the median age of onset of anxiety being 11 years old, which means half of people have their first episode by this age.” Thomas, one of our […]


Stop Cleaning Your Ears with Cotton Swabs

This is one of Dr. Karen’s favorite topics. If she could get all her patients to do just one thing (and sure there are lots of things… eat healthy, exercise, etc.) she would get them to stop cleaning their ears with cotton swabs. Why? What’s the big deal? Allow her to explain. Ear Wax is […]


The Ugly Truth About Chronic Pain and Exercise

When you’re in pain, the last thing you feel like doing is exercising. However, as much as you may not want to hear it, it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. We talked to Dr. Lisa Corbin, Professor of Clinical Practice at UC Denver School of Medicine, to find out what […]


Want to become a runner? Here are 5 tips from Colfax Marathon.

The benefits of running are plentiful – running can improve your mood, give you a reason to get outside in the fresh air, provide you with a mental health break, decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, and did we mention endorphins? 5 Tips to Get Started If you think you could benefit from a little […]


Is there a “Right Diet” for You?

In the course of a day at work, my boss was telling me about her decision to start the State of Slim Diet and another coworker was telling me about her decision to start doing the macro diet. It had me thinking, “am I missing something? Should I try some type of ‘diet’ or ’lifestyle’ […]


Common Joint Issues – What You Need to Know

Achy joints, sore knuckles – makes you think of arthritis, right? Turns out there are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, and they are not all created equal – different symptoms, different risk factors, and different experiences for those who suffer from them. Keep reading as we break down the most common types of arthritis, […]