Incorporating lifestyle medicine into your life

We all know we should be eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and trying to manage our stress. But did you know that by doing those things you can help prevent, treat, and oftentimes reverse chronic disease? That is what lifestyle medicine is. We talked on Facebook Live with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal […]

Reduce Your Need To Visit The ER

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  Visits to the emergency room are expensive and a tough decision to make. Even if you don’t spend the night, the cost can be staggering. According to the Health Cost Institute, the average emergency room visit was approximately $1,400.   What constitutes an emergency? […]

Telehealth 101: Here’s What You Need To Know

By Stacey Brake, BSN, 9Health Director of Health and Wellness What is telehealth? You may have heard this term before, and you may be hearing it more now with the pandemic. Telehealth is the process of having a visit with your healthcare provider over the phone, through text messaging, or through a video meeting instead of […]

Tips on Healthy Eating This Holiday Season

Guest Blog by Wendy Fisher, MPH, RD It’s holiday time again and the days between Thanksgiving and New Years’ can be filled with temptation. You don’t have to sacrifice taste or traditions to stay on track this holiday season. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the season without weight gain or bouncing blood glucose control.   BE REALISTIC  Instead […]

Helpful Tips To Improve Your Nutrition IQ

Nutrition Spotlight: Wendy Fisher, RD at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical CenterInterview by Kristin Richert      In a time where many of us are staying inside and leading more sedentary lifestyles, proper nutrition has become more important than ever. In addition to more energy, better nutrition can help boost your immune system, increase longevity, and lower your risk of (or help manage) diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and more.   […]

Mental + Physical Health, Better Together: Lower Arkansas Valley Therapist Heals the Whole Person

Patients with physical or mental health concerns can face many obstacles to good health. Barriers can be financial or access, particularly in the many medically underserved areas of our state. But there’s another barrier that may be less understood: the need for integrated “whole person” care.  One organization that understands the many factors that influence client health is […]

Access To Mental Health Care in Rural Colorado

Interview conducted and written by Alex Andrews and Kristin Reichert The holidays can be a stressful time for some, but this holiday season is coming with its own unique set of challenges. Living through a pandemic means a lot of self-sacrifices when it comes to the quality time spent with friends and family, which may increase feelings of isolation, anxiety, and even depression.   The rate of […]

9Health is here for you and we need your support!

With COVID-19 threatening the lives and livelihoods of many here in Colorado, 9Health, like many nonprofits, has had to be agile and resourceful in fulfilling its mission. The pandemic has made preventative screenings more urgent—all while making them more difficult to provide. This crisis is felt more acutely by vulnerable populations, who have come to […]

American Diabetes Month – Know your risk

Blog contributed by 9Health intern Chase Bouck November is American Diabetes Month, and there is no better time to get informed and know your risk. As it stands today, 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, which equates to 10.5% of the entire population, according to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Further, an additional […]