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 …


Carson Tahoe Health Installs ‘Karma Boxes’ To Support & Engage Community Wellness

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is unveiling several “Karma Boxes” (wooden/Plexiglas donation cabinets) at its various locations to house toiletries, first-aid items, and nonperishable foods for those in need, all available at any time and at no cost. This simple, yet powerful concept is best summed up by its slogan, “If it’s empty, fill it. If you need it, it’s yours.” Collaboration for this project was key, especially with community at its heart. Started by Reno-local, Grant Denton, the Karma Box initiative is a humble & accessible way for community members to provide for others in need. The project was started because Michelle Joy, Carson Tahoe Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, saw the community need and the opportunity for Carson …


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 …