What you need to know about COVID-19 testing

9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, passed along the below things to know about testing for COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations continue to rise. As we are now solidly in our “exponential growth” phase of COVID-19 cases, I wanted to remind you all about a few key concepts to keep in mind to mitigate the spread […]

Substance misuse prevention

The pandemic, the election, wildfires in Colorado, there’s a lot that may be causing you stress. During these difficult times, we talked with several experts on Facebook Live about ways to prevent substance misuse and what you should do if you are concerned about a loved one. Experts included Claudia Zundel, Director or Community Prevention […]

Mental illness awareness and resiliency

Mental illness awareness and resiliency One in five adults in America lives with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. It exists to help raise awareness about different mental health conditions and to reduce the stigma. For Mental Illness Awareness […]

Flu season 2020

Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like the flu, is more important than ever this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the time to get your flu shot is now. 9Health and Safeway/Albertsons will again be providing free flu shots or flu shot vouchers at 9Health Fairs this fall. You must make an appointment […]

Doc Talk with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli

Post by Ryan Hecht  with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce On September 30, 2020, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Doc Talk, with Dr. Payal Kohli. In partnership with 9Health, this free webinar covered a number of questions related to COVID-19, including steps businesses and individuals need to take to stay safe and updates on […]

Developing a vaccine for COVID-19

August is Immunization Awareness Month, so we thought what better time to talk about the most talked about vaccine right now, the one for COVID-19. We talked with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, and Dr. Thomas Cambpell, an infectious disease physician at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and the CU School of Medicine on Facebook […]

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 […]