Carson Tahoe Health, Author at Carson Tahoe Health

The Art of Having A Healthy Heart

When it comes to our cars, we make sure it has gas before we hit the road (… for the most part. It may be safe to say we have all, at one point in time, held our breathe making it to the gas station). We also make sure to schedule regular oil changes and get our tires rotated. That type of care and attention should also be directed to another important engine: your heart. When it comes to heart disease, one of the biggest killers in the U.S., as cardiologist Nathan Ho, DO with Carson Tahoe Health explains, much like that dreaded ‘check engine’ light going off on your dashboard, there are also signs and symptoms of heart disease …


Care About Your Self-Care

Incorporating acts of self-care into your routine can help alleviate stress. The stress response is part of a healthy brain. When you’re stressed, your body releases hormones that cause your brain to become more alert. When your body is exposed to these hormones in short bursts, it can be helpful to complete tasks, such as meeting deadlines or problem- solving. But when no immediate danger is present and your body stays alert, it can damage your health in the long run. By practicing self-care, you are training your body and mind how to respond to stress. You are working to avoid the long-term health complications chronic stress can cause, and you are building resilience for difficult situations you may face …


Understanding & Coping With Loss

Grief. A five-letter word all of us have experienced but may not fully understand. It manifests in different ways for numerous reasons. Whether you get a pit in your stomach, feel the urge to cry at any moment, or even feel numb to all emotion, this is a way your body & mind are adjusting to a tragic event or death of someone you know. While loss is a normal part of life, it only happens occasionally, making it feel especially uncomfortable and even maybe abnormal. “It is helpful to understand that losses and stressors are not a sign that life is not working but rather is how life works,” says Grant Clowers, LCSW, Clinical Services Supervisor with Carson Tahoe …


Don’t Skip A Beat With Your Heart Health

All February long, we are putting our attention to the little engine that could … Our heart. This month, while we enjoy sweethearts, roses, and Valentine’s Day cards … it’s also the time to focus on the health of our anatomical heart. Did you know that heart disease and stroke are both considered types of cardiovascular disease? To dive deeper into more heart health facts, who better to speak with than a cardiologist? Fortunately, Carson Tahoe Health has several awesome ones on staff, including Dr. David Baker, MD who breaks down simple ways to make sure your internal engine is running in tip-top shape. David Baker, MD CTH: What is one thing that anyone can do to protect their heart? …


And the Beat Goes ON… Keep your heart pumping and your mind calm

It’s no secret we have collectively experienced unanticipated changes (and challenges) in the last year. Whether you are adjusting to working from home, having to be a parent AND teacher to your children, or unable to gather with family and friends … it’s definitely been a time to adapt and cope. Many of these coping mechanisms may have negatively affected us either emotionally or physically. With that said, it’s more important now, than ever before, to listen to your body. Heart health, whether it’s tied to your mental health or your atomical heart, is crucial to maintaining your well-being. For years, studies have shown a connection between emotions and heart health (a.k.a. the brain-heart relationship). The University of Wisconsin Health …