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 […]

Reduce your risk for heart complications

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important for all of us to take care of our overall health and pay attention to risk factors for chronic conditions. 9Health has developed free online risk assessments so you can see where you stand. […]

Older Adults and Increased Risk for COVID-19

In the months since we all learned about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in March, many things have changed about the way we live, work, and play. The global pandemic has certainly changed everyday life from going to the grocery store to visiting family and friends and especially monitoring our health and seeking medical care. If […]

Checking in on Colorado’s Behavioral Health Task Force

It’s been just over a year since Colorado Governor, Jared Polis directed the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) to create the Colorado Behavioral Health Task Force. The task force was put in place to evaluate the behavioral health system in our state with a plan of creating a statewide strategic blueprint to reform the system by […]

Supporting the mental health of those in rural communities

Those that live in rural communities in Colorado face unique challenges when trying to receive treatment for mental health conditions including barriers to access care. We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about resources for rural communities including Kate Greenberg the Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Michelle Barnes the Executive Director for […]

Mental health needs of healthcare workers during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health needs of healthcare workers should not be overlooked.  We talked with several experts on Facebook Live about the resources available to healthcare workers and how we can all help support them. The experts included Dr. Christian Thurstone the Director of Behavioral Health at Denver Health, Dr. Renee Marquardt […]

Reaching out to Colorado Crisis Services for help

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and we have talked about Colorado Crisis Services several times. What is it exactly and what happens when you reach out for help? Colorado Crisis Services is a statewide crisis line for mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis help, information, and referrals. Formed in partnership with the Colorado Department […]

Children and teen’s mental health during COVID-19

As a mom to a four-year-old and a five-month-old, I worry about their mental health and development especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing. For Mental Health Awareness Month and Children’s Mental Health Day, we talked with several experts including Andrew Gabor, the Director of Child, Youth, and Family Behavioral Health […]