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Medicare plan selection has traditionally been a complicated process. There are more than 3,000 coverage combinations, and surprisingly, most people using Medicare are not enrolled in their best plan option: They either do not have enough coverage, or they are paying too much for the coverage they do have. 9Health has partnered with Well Advised, […]

End of summer travel tips during COVID-19

We are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is still summer and before it’s over maybe you’re trying to plan some kind of vacation. That is extra challenging right now, especially for those that are older or those with underlying health conditions. We talked with 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli and Dr. […]

What it’s like to get a COVID-19 antibody test

Wonder what it is like to get a COVID-19 antibody test? 9Health staff member, Marla Rodriguez, shared her experience getting the test done and 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, answered questions about antibody testing on Facebook Live. You can now get a COVID-19 antibody test through 9Health Fair at Quest Diagnostics Patient Service Centers along […]

Own your health: COVID-19 antibody testing and preventive screenings

The spring 9Health Fairs may have been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now we have partnered with Quest Diagnostics to provide a way for you to receive many of the preventive blood screenings you’d normally find at a 9Health Fair, plus COVID-19 antibody testing. By getting the COVID-19 antibody test you can help […]

Minority Mental Health Month

Mental illness does not discriminate, it impacts everyone. However, systemic racism and social stratification mean that minority groups are more likely to live in poverty with less access to mental healthcare and more likely to face discrimination when seeking care. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. We discussed the mental health issues that minority […]

Answering questions about COVID-19 antibody testing

A COVID-19 antibody test checks your blood for the antibodies that may tell you if you had a past infection with the virus that causes COVID-19. 9Health is partnering with Quest Diagnostics to soon offer a low-cost antibody test to make it more accessible for anyone that would like to be tested. The antibody test […]

Reddit asked 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli about the coronavirus. Here’s what was said.

Author: KUSA, 9NEWS Staff 9NEWS Director of Reporting Chris Vanderveen and 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (it’s generally called an AMA) on Thursday to answer a wide range of questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Those ran the gamut from everything about why the media isn’t reporting “good news” about […]

Have questions about COVID-19? Join 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli for a Reddit AMA

Author: KUSA, 9NEWS staff With novel coronavirus cases on the rise in numerous states and concerns about a resurgence in Colorado prompting the state to roll back some of its reopening plans, there are lots of new questions about the COVID-19 pandemic. 9Health Expert Dr. Payal Kohli and 9NEWS Director of Reporting Chris Vanderveen will answer your questions […]

Nutrition check: What to eat to stay healthy during a pandemic

Surviving through a pandemic doesn’t mean you have to neglect your preventive health and nutrition.  In fact, now more than ever a healthy diet can help you protect yourself. Poor nutrition and unhealthy diets can lead to diet related diseases such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and a variety of other nutrition-related diseases, small changes can help to prevent these […]

Q&A: Study identifies blood type as a marker of risk for severe COVID-19 response

Author: Allison Levine, 9NEWS For months now, doctors have known age plays a role in how people respond to COVID-19. Health conditions like heart disease and diabetes can also impact the severity of the infection. But a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests genetic markers might also help identify individuals who are most at risk for […]