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 […]

Kids’ health and back to school during a pandemic

Back to school sure looks a lot different this year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some kids are going back to school in person, remotely, or some combination of the two. At the same time, COVID-19 cases in kids are going up. We talked with the Deputy Superintendent of Academics from Denver Public Schools, Tamara […]

From weight gain to our relationships – how the pandemic has changed our lives

Have you gained the “quarantine 15?” or the “COVID-19”? The pandemic has completely changed our lives, from weight gain to our relationships, and more. We talked with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, and Jason Youngblood a licensed professional counselor from Cigna, about the effects of the pandemic on our lives. Click or tap here to watch the […]

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 […]

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 […]