Access To Mental Health Care in Rural Colorado

Interview conducted and written by Alex Andrews and Kristin Reichert The holidays can be a stressful time for some, but this holiday season is coming with its own unique set of challenges. Living through a pandemic means a lot of self-sacrifices when it comes to the quality time spent with friends and family, which may increase feelings of isolation, anxiety, and even depression.   The rate of […]

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 […]

American Diabetes Month – Know your risk

Blog contributed by 9Health intern Chase Bouck November is American Diabetes Month, and there is no better time to get informed and know your risk. As it stands today, 34.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, which equates to 10.5% of the entire population, according to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. Further, an additional […]

How do you manage your stress?

Guest Blog By Dr. Kari Williams, RMA (AMT), CPT (NHA), CET (NHA), BS, DC  Dr. Kari Williams has been involved in education for more than 20 years. She has taught many clinical and diagnostic courses at Life University College of Chiropractic (Georgia); currently teaches for the Health Science Department at Purdue Global University; and is the program director […]

Skin cancer prevention is important, even in the winter!

Even though it’s getting cooler outside, you still need to make sure to protect yourself from the sun to reduce your risk of skin cancer. In Colorado, we are at higher risk of developing skin cancer thanks to our higher altitude and 300+ days of sunshine. 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli, talked with Dr. Mariah […]

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 […]

Vitamin D and Heart Health

Low vitamin D levels have been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. “Observational studies where you look at people who have low vitamin D and you look and see what type of outcomes they have, suggest that there’s an increased risk of heart attacks, of strokes, of heart failure, and even of dying […]

The flu and heart health

You have likely heard it several times already, get your flu shot. In addition to reducing your risk of getting the flu there is another good reason – to protect your heart. Studies have shown that the flu is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, “There’s a sixfold increase risk of […]