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 […]


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. […]


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 One Conversation You Should Have with Your Family Today

Guest blog written by Jeanie Youngwerth, Director of Palliative Care at University of Colorado Hospital Advance care planning (ACP) is meaningful way to care for yourself and your loved ones, and you can begin today. A conversation is the first step ACP is a process in which you talk about what matters most to you […]


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 […]


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, […]


How You Can Find Your Inner Champion

Before the United States won its first-ever medal in curling in the 2018 Olympics, we planned an episode of our weekly Facebook Live show “Health Happens” at the Denver Curling Center in Golden. Our goal is to inspire our viewers to find their inner champion. You don’t need to be an Olympian to be healthy […]