Ways to Avoid Food Waste – Plus Recipes!

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxo-jKIjK7M[/embedyt] Americans waste about a pound of food per person per day which amounts to about 30-40% of our food supply. We talked with Chef Mike Anderson at Platte Valley Medical Center who gave us some tips for avoiding food waste and also shared a couple of recipes. Below are the recipes Chef Mike […]

HPV Vaccine: The Only One that Prevents Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) affects about 80 million Americans with an estimated 14 million newly infected each year. It can lead to six types of cancers, “Any areas where there can be sexual contact and exposure to HPV are areas where you can get cancer. Cancers of the mouth and throat and cancers of genitalia,” explains […]

Changes to a Vaccine for Pneumonia

Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease causes thousands of infections including pneumonia, meningitis, bloodstream infections, and ear infections. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending that the decision for a patient to receive one of the vaccines for pneumococcal disease be left to doctors and patients. This reverses a 2014 recommendation […]

Shingles Vaccine – What You Need to Know

August is Immunization Awareness Month! This week on Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked about the shingles vaccine with Dr. Peter Rice, a professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. Shingles is a painful rash that develops on one side of the face or body. The […]

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 […]

Providing for the Community Year-Round

9Health is committed to providing year-round health education in addition to our regular health fairs in the spring and fall seasons. This year-round effort includes going out into the community to provide free health screenings and education to those that need it. One such recent event involves a partnership with CREA Results and Metro Caring, […]

Protecting Your Pets in the Summer

Did you know that your furry friends are also at risk of getting sunburned this summer? On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Adolfo Games, the medical director at VCA Southeast Area Animal Hospital, to discuss how we can protect our pets from the sun and heat this summer.  Summer […]

Have You Checked Your Cholesterol Lately?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is one of the leading causes of death. Almost 1 in 3 American adults is living with high cholesterol levels, which is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Knowing our cholesterol levels can help us make better lifestyle choices to protect our heart […]

UV Index and Eye Safety

Before stepping into the summer sun, we often think about taking steps to protect our skin from damage from UV rays, but that’s not the only place that needs protection. Our eyes can also be damaged by strong UV rays. On Health Happens, our weekly Facebook Live show, we talked to Dr. Stacey Spaulding, an […]

Summertime Allergies

Guest Blog By Elizabeth Baker, M.D., New West Physicians Park Ridge Family Medicine It’s summertime! The kids are out of school, BBQs are fired up, vacation plans are made, and allergies are in full swing. For many, allergies can really put a damper on their enjoyment of the season. Common allergies Hay Fever or Allergic Rhinitis—runny […]