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A Happy Delivery During an Uncertain Time

COVID-19 slowed down and perhaps complicated many people’s daily lives, but one thing that hasn’t changed: mommies having babies. The thought of bringing a baby into this world can be worrisome as is, let alone having a baby amid a global pandemic. Carson Tahoe Health’s compassionate staff is always, and will always be ready to provide the best care to our moms, no matter the circumstances. Grace Ramos recently gave birth at Carson Tahoe Health and chose to deliver here for several reasons: our beautiful campus, where each of our private delivery suites offers awe-inspiring views of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, our clean facilities, and how welcoming and safe the staff made her feel. “I truly felt that we got …


Control Allergens in Your Home

While many associate asthma and allergy attacks with the blooming of flowers and plants in the spring and summer, your home may be the source of just as many triggers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some of the most common causes of asthma attacks are indoor allergens such as secondhand smoke, dust mites, mold, cockroaches and other pests, and even household pets. Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of attacks. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recommends vacuuming your home at least once each week to reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens in your space. To avoid other allergens in your …


Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Prevent Stroke

Small changes can make a big difference in stroke prevention. 1. Eat smart. A healthy diet helps you manage your blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight, both of which can help prevent stroke. Specialists with Carson Tahoe Health Nutrition Therapies provide nutrition education and support that can help you create healthy eating habits for the long term. Try making these small, healthy changes to your diet: Add one serving of fruits or vegetables to your snacks and meals. Choose lean protein, such as chicken, turkey or fish. Include non-meat protein sources—such as tofu, nuts, or beans—for a few meals a week. Trade white breads and pastas for whole-grain options, and opt for brown rice instead of white. Season dishes with spices, herbs, …


How to Prevent Food Waste

While few of us would throw our hard-earned money away, many households are doing just that by wasting food. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, approximately 30 percent of America’s food supply goes to waste. The average person throws away nearly $370 every year in unused food, and a family of four tosses out almost $1,500 worth of food annually. Beyond the financial impact, food waste also has environmental consequences: Unused food clogs landfills, and decomposing food and the production of food that goes unused produces unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding Food Date Labels Contrary to popular belief, the dates you see printed on most foods are not indicators of spoilage. Some of the most common date labels …


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. …