Diabetes Awareness Month – Diabetes Prevention

In Colorado, 1 in 3 Coloradans have prediabetes are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It’s American Diabetes Awareness Month and we talked with Dr. Michael McDermott, the Director of endocrinology and diabetes practice at   UC Health (University of Colorado Hospital) about how to prevent diabetes.  Click here to watch the full episode. What […]

Ozone Season – What you can do to help air quality and your health

Warmer weather is upon us in Colorado and with that comes ground-level ozone pollution season. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with Mike Silverstein, the executive director of the Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC) about what ground-level ozone is and what impacts it has on our health. According to the Regional […]

When Can You Buy Insurance?

Open Enrollment has closed. Luckily, Coloradans can still buy 2019 health insurance under certain scenarios, also known as Life Change Events”. If you experience one of these events, you have a 60-day window to buy or change your plan, known as a Special Enrollment Period. If you experience any of the events below, you may […]

Free oral health check plus other preventive screenings

Many people go to the 9Health Fair to get the low-cost blood screenings but there are also over 20 free screenings, and one of those is for oral health. It’s not just about teeth, poor oral hygiene can also lead to other health problems, “Oral health is linked to overall health and some chronic diseases […]

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 […]

Avoiding the Let Down Effect

Sometimes the good times can make us sick. It can be a very common thing to develop a cold, the flu, or other sicknesses after the holidays are over or after any big event. This is known as the let down effect, “It’s a pattern in which people experience a flare up of a chronic […]

New Screening to Help Identify Heart Disease Risk

This fall, we’re offering two new screenings. One is a blood type, the other is called High-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP). Yeah, the latter is a mouthful. But it may better define your risk for heart disease when taken into consideration with other traditional risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history, and […]

Take Some Pressure Off Yourself. Too Skinny is Bad for Your Bones

Yes, here at 9Health, we talk all the time of the importance of maintaining a healthy weight. But we mean it when we say, “healthy weight.” We don’t want anyone to be underweight either. Oh, the Pressure! We all feel pressure to achieve the perfect body. Not just women, men too. We all feel it. […]

7 Facts You Should Know about Walking

If there’s one form of exercise you could easily fit into your day, it would arguably be walking. There are so many ways to add more steps each day such as taking the stairs or parking further away from your destination. If you’re struggling to commit to an exercise routine, here are seven facts you […]

Can You Still Enroll?

While Open Enrollment ended on January 12, 2018, there are some scenarios that qualify many Coloradans for enrollment outside the regular period. If your 2017 health insurance plan was not offered for 2018 you may qualify for a Special Enrollment Period that would give you through March 1, 2018 to choose new coverage. If you […]