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Substance Use During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Stress and addiction often go hand-in-hand … but they don’t have to. It’s easy to assume during the last few months, where COVID-19 has dominated our news, conversations, and really –  our lives, that you’ve experienced anxiety and additional stress. Whether that stress roots from work, home-schooling your children, general anxiety around the virus, or something else, it’s real, and it’s valid. These have been tough times. Stress causes your body to release powerful neurochemicals and hormones, helping you respond to whatever is stressing you out. As a result, your blood sugar & blood pressure can rise, your heart may beat faster, or your muscles may tense. We all have different ways of coping through these unfortunate “symptoms” of stress. …


Four Tips for Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

Ever been at work and your personal life keeps interfering or go home after the day’s done and work goes with you? While most of us try our best to maintain a work-life balance it’s not always easy. Well, it’s even harder now with the COVID-19 direction to work from home and to top it off, there are no school-leaving kids home too. What to do? At this point is a work-life balance even possible? For parents, it could be even more challenging because now they wear multiple hats – performing their work duties, teaching their kids, and keeping food on the table. How do you create a clear separation? Here are four tips to help you find a work-life …


Karma Box Donations Provide Community Members With Everyday Essentials

Karma Boxes, supplied by donations, provide free necessities to those in need. If you visit Reno (or perhaps other large cities), you may see a wooden cabinet with glass windows housing toiletries, first-aid items, and nonperishable foods. This is a Karma Box, a project started by Reno local Grant Denton as an accessible way for people to provide for others in need. The project was started because Michelle Joy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Carson Tahoe Health, saw the community need and the opportunity for Carson Tahoe to help. Carson Tahoe is just one of several organizations embracing Karma Boxes in Northern Nevada. “The Karma Boxes let people know Carson Tahoe is here to help,” says Alan Garrett, …


Spring Has Sprung – Carson Tahoe Health Foothill Garden, Revitalized

It seems each season Carson Tahoe Health’s Foothill Garden grows. What originally started out as a simple hoop house to donate fresh produce to seniors through Meals on Wheels is now an outdoor garden mecca, which serves as a scene for garden classes, a trailhead connecting several area paths, and now a lush and aromatic space for the community. “Our Foothill Garden is an extension of what we do, system-wide,” says Alan Garrett, Carson Tahoe Health President & Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus on wellness, inside and outside hospital walls allows us to tune into the many contributing factors to healing … one of which is nature.” A Healthy History In late summer 2017, Carson Tahoe teamed up with The …


Access To Care From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

A doctor’s visit through your phone or computer? Coming right up! Who would have thought that in a split second the ways we provide healthcare to the masses could change so dramatically? With the onset of Covid-19, hospitals and physician practices had to adjust quickly and adapt their processes to provide uninterrupted care to their patients while practicing social distancing. One way Carson Tahoe, among other national healthcare providers, adapted was through the use of telemedicine. With Telemedicine, providers can ‘see’ patients for routine check-ups, including medication refills – without having them come to the office. Monitoring a patient’s health remotely introduces a new level of convenience for both patients and providers. Telemedicine can serve to enhance traditional face-to-face medicine …