A slow return to some normalcy

Guest Blog By: Dr. Angela Kloepfer-Shapiro It has been a difficult year for everyone, as we grapple with balancing physical wellness and the need for emotional connection. People have listened to the experts and correctly distanced themselves from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While socializing continued at a distance, such as by phone […]

Should you go to the ER for COVID-19? Try the “walking alphabet test” first

By: Dr. Kari Williams – RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS (Nutrition), DC We’ve all been told not to overwhelm the healthcare system by going to the ER for possible COVID cases. Stay at home if you’re sick and only go to the hospital if you experience severe shortness of breath and other symptoms (listed below). On […]

Negative COVID-19 test results are the latest must-haves for kids returning to school

Even though it’s January, the back-to-school excitement that normally fills the Colorado fall air is palpable for kids and families. With many schools and districts reopening to in-person learning following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the fall, students throughout Colorado are getting themselves ready to head back to school with all the supplies needed […]

Achieve your health goals with screenings from 9Health

Improving health ranks as the top New Year’s resolution and includes goals such as exercise more and lose weight. At 9Health we support everyone wanting to be a healthier version of themselves and knowing your personal risk factors is a great place to start. You can figure out your baseline health with screenings from 9health and Quest […]

Don’t take COVID home for the holidays

If you want to see someone outside your household for the holidays, health experts say the best strategy is to quarantine for 14 days, however, we are now just a week out from Christmas so if you haven’t done that your option could be to get a COVID-19 test. The official guidance from the Centers […]

Telehealth 101: Here’s What You Need To Know

By Stacey Brake, BSN, 9Health Director of Health and Wellness What is telehealth? You may have heard this term before, and you may be hearing it more now with the pandemic. Telehealth is the process of having a visit with your healthcare provider over the phone, through text messaging, or through a video meeting instead of […]

Helpful Tips To Improve Your Nutrition IQ

Nutrition Spotlight: Wendy Fisher, RD at Arkansas Valley Regional Medical CenterInterview by Kristin Richert      In a time where many of us are staying inside and leading more sedentary lifestyles, proper nutrition has become more important than ever. In addition to more energy, better nutrition can help boost your immune system, increase longevity, and lower your risk of (or help manage) diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and more.   […]

9Health is here for you and we need your support!

With COVID-19 threatening the lives and livelihoods of many here in Colorado, 9Health, like many nonprofits, has had to be agile and resourceful in fulfilling its mission. The pandemic has made preventative screenings more urgent—all while making them more difficult to provide. This crisis is felt more acutely by vulnerable populations, who have come to […]