Persistence Pays Off

Sometimes, the best thing a doctor can provide is support for trusting our own instincts.  Samantha traveled to Windsor to attend a 9Health Fair that was doing free breast screenings.  With breast cancer 7 years in her past, she has remained vigilant and dedicated to receiving regular preventive care.  Samantha was greeted by a doctor […]

Make the ACA Work for You with 9Health Fair

The Affordable Care Act – also known as the ACA or “Obamacare” – requires certain free preventive services to be included in your health insurance plan.  However, which services those are varies greatly based on age, gender, and risk factors.   For example, the ACA preventive services do not cover any thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) screenings.  The American Thyroid Association reports that 20 million people […]

Thinking of Skipping a Year? Think Again!

Susan agreed to go to her local 9Health Fair and get the popular Blood Chemistry screening, mostly to please her husband.  The couple had been regularly attending fairs for many years, but this year, Susan felt it was unnecessary.  Though she experienced some liver enzyme trouble in the past, she was feeling great with no […]

Attending a 9Health Fair This Spring? Thank a Volunteer!

Reaching through Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming, 16,000 volunteers are set to take the stage again this spring for one common purpose: to help others in their communities own their health.  9Health Fair is the largest volunteer agency in Colorado and one of the largest in the country.  Over 70,000 people gain access to free […]

The Bear Necessities

(This guest post is authored by Kate E. Jerman of Get Outdoors Colorado)Get Outdoors Colorado is busting a springtime myth to help you get outside with one less wildlife anxiety.  Although there may still be snow on the ground, spring means black bears are coming out of hibernation in Colorado and they will be looking for […]

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

(This guest post is authored by Julie Moore of Colorado Beef Council) It is National Nutrition Month and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics wants you to “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. Consumer research confirms that taste tops nutrition as the main reason why one food is purchased over another.  However, it’s important that […]

A Holistic Approach to Healthy Aging

(This guest post is authored by Michael Lockwood, PA of IPC/Senior Care of Colorado) The term “holistic” comes from the Greek “holism,” which means all, whole, entire, total.  A holistic philosophy encompasses the entirety of an interdependent system. It recognizes that each aspect has an effect on the whole. Taking a holistic approach to aging […]

The Art of Healing

If you love art, you may already know what scientists are now discovering.   Strong connections are being made between viewing or participating in the arts and a reduction in stress, depression, and anxiety.  The artistic process puts focus back on the person as a whole, rather than on individual symptoms or chronic illness.  Writing, music, […]

Young Adults: Health Insurance is About Being Prepared for the Unexpected

The Colorado Division of Insurance wants everyone to know about the importance of having health coverage, including young people. As younger folks tend to be healthier, they may ask, “Why do I need health insurance? Isn’t it just for sick people?” But health insurance is more than just about staying healthy; it’s about being prepared […]