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Local Cancer Patient Celebrates Recovery During COVID & Last Treatment

A message of hope worth spreading! After 3.5 years of cancer treatments at our Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, Trent Almeida is finally done! He finished his treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Monday, Sept. 14. Because the cancer center is limiting visitation at this time, Jen Almeida, Trent’s mother, coordinated with one of his nurses and the Carson Tahoe Ambulatory Infusion Center to throw a socially-distanced celebration in the parking lot of the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. His friends and family came from near and far to share his big day that was full of smiles, tears, and laughs! We wish you the best, Trent! You’re not only #TrentStrong, but you are also #CarsonTahoeStrong! Also, special shout out to the wonderful …


Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

A common misconception is that Cinco de Mayo (the 5th of May) is Mexico’s Independence Day. However, Sept. 16th actually marks the day when Mexico declared their fight for independence against Spanish rule. This coincides with the start of National Hispanic Heritage month, celebrated Sept. 15th to October 15th. To commemorate, we are sharing a healthy (and low carb) nacho recipe, courtesy of CTH’s Registered Dietitian, Bridget Henderson! Ingredients 1 package mini sweet peppers, halved and seeds removed 1 lb ground turkey or lean ground beef Less sodium Taco Seasoning (or homemade) Nonfat Greek Yogurt (for topping) Jalapenos Low Sodium Black Beans Salsa (for topping) Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese Corn Salsa (optional, for topping) Cilantro (for garnish)  (This recipe uses mini …


Navigating COVID with a Disability

It has been nearly six months since the country first started to shelter in place to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19. While many companies race to find a vaccine, we continue to adapt to our new normal. Obviously there is nothing normal about wearing masks and keeping a strict six-foot distance from one another, but we do our best to stay positive, productive, and keep our health in check. Staying healthy might be more challenging for those with small school-aged children, those with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Having an impairment doesn’t necessarily put you at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, however, there are certain disabilities that can make illness more complicated. For example: people …


It’s COVID-19 AND Flu Season?

It’s COVID season. It’s rabbit season. It’s duck season. And, soon it will be flu season. According to the CDC, approximately 8 percent of the U.S. population, or approximately 26,176,000 people, get sick with the flu annually. The idea of flu season creeping in as we are still responding to the immense struggles and changes COVID-19 has laid out for us may be overwhelming. In certain parts of the country (and the world) hospitals are adjusting to a limited stockpile of personal protective equipment and facing the challenges of creating new respiratory clinics to better serve their patients. Additionally, many people’s immune systems may have been weakened from staying indoors for months on end with little to no physical contact, …


Reached Your Max? 4 Ways to Cope With Parental Burnout

It may be hard to believe, but it’s now September, which means- schools are kicking off another school year. But 2020 is anything but “normal” and the school year may be as unprecedented as the times we are currently living in. Each school district has released information on their plan to re-open, and what the “new normal” school year will look like. To some, this may look like online learning, while to others, it may look like a hybrid-learning module between in-person and online learning. Regardless of how this school year will look for your little one, both options have the possibility of the same outcome: stressed parents just wanting their kids to succeed. – The Pew Research Center found …