Carson Tahoe Health – Here's to your health.

Medication Education

Have you ever been at your doctor’s office and had difficulty remembering your medications? What about your health history? Knowing this information can play a vital role in taking control of your health. Because you know your medical routine best, it is highly recommended that you have your personal medication written down and kept with you at all times. Keeping an updated list of your daily prescriptions not only gives you peace of mind, but can also help a caregiver take proper precautions to ensure your safety in an emergency situation. Anna Anders, Chief Nursing Officer at Carson Tahoe Health, says having the information written down is the easiest and most efficient way to keep track of your medications. “We …


Alzheimer’s 101

June marked Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, but the recognition and education shouldn’t stop there. Did you know that complications from Alzheimer’s disease is the fifth leading cause of death in America for adults age 65 and older? Alzheimer Disease (AD), the most common form of dementia, is a progressive brain disease that causes a significant loss of cognitive functions such as memory, judgment, attention, and abstract thinking. This incurable disease begins slowly by attacking the nerve cells in the brain and eventually can become severe enough to interfere with daily activities. Just like the rest of the organs in our body, over time our brain ages, and most of us will begin to notice certain things slipping our mind. We may …


Carson Tahoe Diabetes Prevention Program “Small Steps. Big Rewards.” Achieves CDC Full Recognition

An estimated 84.1 million adults ages 18 years or older (33.9 percent of U.S. adults) have pre-diabetes and an even greater estimated 30.3 million people have diabetes. Carson Tahoe Health works to do its part in helping fight this epidemic by offering several diabetes education and prevention programs. Its Small Steps. Big Rewards. diabetes prevention program recently earned the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Full Recognition.” This designation is reserved for programs that have proven to be effective in consistently delivering a quality, evidence-based program, which meets all the standards dictated by the CDC. Small Steps. Big Rewards. is structured over one year and seeks to help participants make real lifestyle changes. These changes include eating healthier, …


The Power of Plants and How Your Health Can Benefit

Incorporating plants into your home or office provides many benefits beyond just being aesthetically pleasing and creating a peaceful environment; they have the power to affect your mood and your health. Imagine a bare space and then consider how it might feel after it’s transformed with greenery. A space that incorporates office plants and indoor flowers can be more inviting and even benefit your health. Thinking about adding plants to your space can be a fun experience given all the different options. What are the best indoor plants? What will provide the most benefit? What kind of care will be required and how much should you spend? The good news is you don’t need to have a ‘green thumb’ or …


The Mallory Crisis Center: Providing Crucial Mental Health Services for our Community

May is national mental health month, and it is focused on raising awareness about eliminating the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Our nation is facing a widespread mental health crisis, and Northern Nevada is one of the hardest hit areas. In a recent Community Health Needs Assessment, performed by Carson Tahoe Health, mental health and substance use were identified as the region’s top concerns. Not surprisingly, it is also the top diagnosis for emergency room patients. Mental illness is very real, and it affects everyone. At Carson Tahoe Health we believe the mental health of our community is critical, which is why for many years we have provided multiple programs to serve as a safety net for our region. Two …