Men’s Health Month – Get Your Engine Checked!

Men make half as many doctors’ visits for prevention compared to women according to Men’s Health Network. Men’s healthcare is equally as important, but studies show, men are less proactive about their health and tend to only go to the doctor when they think there is a major issue. June is Men’s Health Month. The […]

Relief for Those With Severe Epilepsy

An approved epileptic drug to treat seizures has been modified by a University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus professor and is currently being used in a clinical trial in Australia for medically refractory epilepsy. Tom Anchordoquy, PhD, professor at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dan Abrams, MD, CEO of Cerebral Therapeutics, have developed […]

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 […]

Clean Space, Clean Mind

Contributed by Adrian Egolf from The Clean Slate Living Company and Michelle Anne from The Masters Course The state of your environment has a profound impact on your wellbeing, affecting your state of mind, and your physical, mental, and emotional health. According to Erin Doland of Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute, when your environment is disorganized or […]

Seniors’ Mental Health – The Importance of Companionship

Life is better with friends and it turns out it’s beneficial for your mental health as well. Relationships are a crucial element in protecting our mental health, especially as we age. As we get older, we may lose the ability to live independently and do things for ourselves which can make depression and anxiety more […]

What do your 9Health Fair results mean? We asked the experts!

If you attended a 9Health Fair this spring, you may be asking yourself, “What do my results mean?” Your lab results measure and tell you the amount of certain key elements that are critical to the appropriate function of your body’s organ system. All labs have a normal reference range that tells you if the […]

Mindfulness and Mental Health

Sometimes making simple changes in lifestyle can lead to improved health and wellbeing. Mindfulness is one practice that can be useful for those suffering from anxiety, depression, and daily stress. Mindfulness is an awareness of the present moment and thinking about the present moment with an attitude of openness and acceptance. During the month of […]

Mental Health Resources for Teens and Young Adults

About 3.2 million 12 to 17-year-olds have had at least one major depressive episode within the past 12 months, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. For the third installment of our mental health series, for Mental Health Awareness Month, we talked about resources for teens and young adults with the Mental Health Center of Denver and Second […]

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 […]