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 […]


Healthy Holiday Recipes

For those of you who watched our Health Happens episode today, here are those healthy holiday recipes we promised you.


Start the New Year with Health Insurance Coverage

We are halfway through Open Enrollment and the deadline for January 1 coverage is Friday, December 15. In Colorado, Open Enrollment for 2018 health plans will conclude on January 12, 2018. After the end of Open Enrollment, only if someone has a life changing event like getting married, moving, or having a baby, will they […]


9 Things Your Doctor Wants You to Know

Health is happening everywhere, every day, all around us. Oftentimes, the best place to think and reflect on our health is when we’re sitting in our doctor’s office. One person who thinks about your health, maybe even more than you do, is your doctor. Dr. Karen Polsky, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, has […]


TMD (Also Known As TMJ): How to Prevent It & How To Treat It

Say this one five times fast: Temporomandibular joint dysfunction. It’s a fairly common problem affecting the chewing muscles and joints connecting your lower jaw to your skull that can cause serious jaw pain. So, what can you do to make sure you don’t get it? The same things you can do on your own at […]


Flex Your Brain Muscles, Stave Off Dementia

Research strongly suggests that regular, intellectually stimulating activity can slow cognitive decline and reduce the likelihood of dementia and/or Alzheimer’s Disease. How To Strengthen Your Neural Pathways Mounting evidence suggests we can have an impact on the probability of getting diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia by how we use our brain today. Examples of […]


Vaccination – What You Need and When

We’ve been talking a lot about flu shots lately. It’s that time of year. But that may not be the only vaccination you need. Let’s take a look at some of the more common vaccinations out there to see what you may need, starting with the flu shot. Flu Shot Anyone older than six months […]