Mental Well-Being After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

A new breast cancer diagnosis brings physical challenges but can also take a toll on a patient’s mental health. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked with counseling psychologists from the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education. You can watch the full Health Happens episode by clicking here.  “Initially a lot […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Following One Woman’s Journey

“I want people to know that we all get diagnoses or have things that happen to us throughout life that are horrible. However, we can use the diagnosis to reexamine our health, or life, and decide how we want to move forward,” Dr. Michelle Tollefson is choosing to move forward with a positive attitude and […]

The Flu Vaccine Is Available Now, How you can Get One for FREE

It’s still summer but the flu shot is already available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that as soon as it’s available, you should get it, “Based on the CDC recommendation, it should last through the whole flu season.” says registered pharmacist Nikki Price who talked to us about the vaccine on our […]

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. […]