What Is Social Distancing And How Do I Practice It?

By now, everyone has heard the phrase “social distancing.” But what is social distancing and how do we practice it in our everyday lives? On Monday, March 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House issued a joint advisory recommending against any gatherings of 10 or more people. As we have recently seen in our community, this has led to closures and/or cancellations of public schools, universities, libraries, museums, places of worship, restaurants, bars, concerts, sporting events, malls, movie theaters, etc. This encourages voluntary “social distancing” for the safety, health, and well-being of our community. What Is Social Distancing? Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid the spread of any …


Coronavirus Updates

For information on treating respiratory symptoms and when to seek care, please call the COVID-19 Carson City Health & Human Services Hot Line at (775) 283-4789. Limiting Visitation Based on guidance from the CDC and the principal of social distancing, Carson Tahoe Health is taking measures to protect patients, visitors, and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19. At this time, we are not allowing patient visitors, with the exception of labor & delivery, a necessary caregiver, or immediate family for the critically ill. Please read the latest visitor policy for Carson Tahoe Health beginning Wednesday, March 18. Thank you for your patience and understanding to help us keep our community safe! Elective/Non-Urgent Procedures In accordance with recommendations from the …


March into Mindful Eating

March is National Nutrition Month Be it for the sake of weight loss, better habits, or a desire to find more pleasure surrounding food, we can all relate to wanting to refine our eating habits. With March, being National Nutrition Month there is no better time than now to start thinking about your own eating habits. What is Mindful Eating? It is not much different than it sounds, mindful eating is an approach to eating that focuses on awareness. It has little to do with calories, protein, carbohydrates, or fat, but instead teaches us to acknowledge our physical and emotional hunger cues and responses to food. It guides you to listen to your body as mind-less eating may lead to …


Coronavirus Protection & Prevention

With coronavirus top of mind for most of the country, and as cases are being reported around the world, its normal to feel worried, but best to stay informed. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to believe that the risk of acquiring this virus in the United States is low. For information on treating respiratory symptoms and when to seek care, please call the COVID-19 Carson City Health & Human Services Hot Line at (775) 283-4789. Carson Tahoe Health Chief Medical Officer Allen Fink, DO, MHA, FACEP has put together some tips to protect yourself and stay healthy. Protection & Prevention Protection against novel coronavirus (CoVid19) is much like preventing transmission of the flu. There are everyday preventive actions …


Using a Smartwatch to Track Heart Health

For a vast majority of individuals, there’s not a day that goes by without them connecting to their technological devices, especially smartwatches. One reason people buy and use a smartwatch is to keep better track of their health. There are countless smartwatch apps that help individuals keep/set health-related goals and track their progress. Smartwatches can track steps, track foods/meals, monitor sleep, and much more. These apps can be life-changing because they encourage people to take control of their own health in a fast-paced society. One app, which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has made possible for people to track their own heart health. The electrocardiogram (ECG) app. This app can detect low heart rate and irregular …