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Spice Up Your Salads

When considering eating healthy, many people immediately think of iceberg lettuce and light dressing. But salads don’t have to be boring! What makes salads a fun (and delicious) way to eat healthy is trying different food combinations when the same old toppings get tiresome. Salads are a great way to get your daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. Adding protein like beans, eggs, or meat can upgrade your salad from starter to a full meal. When you think salad greens, don’t just stick with basic iceberg lettuce. There are many different leafy green foundations for your salad bowl, such as romaine, cabbage, kale, and baby spinach. Many supermarkets sell bagged combinations, including spring mix, superfoods, or other bagged salad …


Taking Excellence to Heart

Enhancing cardiac care for Northern Nevadans, accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) places Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center among the top heart attack care centers in the country. If you or a loved one has signs of a heart attack—chest pain, sweating, fatigue, lightheadedness, or shortness of breath, timely treatment is critical. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a minimally invasive procedure to treat heart attacks. Using cardiac catheterization, the surgeon reopens a blocked or narrowed heart artery by inflating a small balloon in the blood vessel and, in some cases, placing a tube called a stent to keep the artery open. In December 2021, the ACC awarded Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center accreditation as a Chest Pain Center …


Help Spread Some Good Karma!

Doesn’t it seem like we’re always asked for donations at THE worst possible time?  You know, like during the holidays when our budgets thin, and we’re just trying to provide for our own families? The holidays are magic and who wouldn’t want to bring a little magic to someone in need?  While we all want to do what we can, we empathize that sometimes that can be tough. So, we thought, why not take a collection year round? Ask when finances aren’t stretched so thin? So, The Center for Health Promotion will be taking collection of various items that can fill our Karma Boxes and lend a hand to those that are in need – year round.  We’ve curated a list to …


Pets Can Make A Paws-itive Difference

Opening your home to a pet, especially those from shelters, can do more than just give you a loyal companion who is always happy to see you. Taking care of a pet is not only good for the animal’s health, but the human family members’ health, as well. Studies have shown that being a pet parent is linked to many health benefits, including: Decreased blood pressure Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels Less anxiety and feelings of loneliness Reduced symptoms of PTSD Better brain function in older adults Having a furry family member can also open up more opportunities for exercising and socializing, which in turn is good for your physical and mental health. Your pet has many of the same …


Supporting Children’s Health

Wealth disparities contribute to health disparities for children born in families on the lower end of the income spectrum. Carson Tahoe Health is working to bridge those divides.  One in five children in Nevada lives in poverty, according to a 2019 report by the Guinn Center and Brookings Mountain West, two Nevada-based policy organizations. But this is not a new problem. After the 2007–09 Great Recession, there was growing income inequality between the top 10 percent of earners and the remaining 90 percent, according to the same report. These facts can have long-lasting consequences for children’s health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, poverty can affect children by: Affecting the way children perform in school, which can impact job …