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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Flu season 2020

Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like the flu, is more important than ever this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the time to get your flu shot is now. 9Health and Safeway/Albertsons will again be providing free flu shots or flu shot vouchers at 9Health Fairs this fall. You must make an appointment […]

Doc Talk with 9Health Expert, Dr. Payal Kohli

Post by Ryan Hecht  with the Arvada Chamber of Commerce On September 30, 2020, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce hosted a Doc Talk, with Dr. Payal Kohli. In partnership with 9Health, this free webinar covered a number of questions related to COVID-19, including steps businesses and individuals need to take to stay safe and updates on […]

What to expect at 9Health Fairs this fall

9Health Fairs are back! After the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of 9Health Fairs in the spring, 9Health is pleased to be able to offer health fairs this fall. Due to the pandemic, the fall 9Health Fairs will look a little different and will have safeguards in place outlined by the Centers for Disease Control […]