Carson Tahoe Health Collaborates with Carson and Douglas High Schools to Commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In support of breast cancer awareness this October, Carson Tahoe Health has donated pink athletic socks for Carson and Douglas High School’s football players to dawn for their big rivalry game October 25. Pink was chosen as it is the signature color for breast cancer, representing hope & healing for so many. Research has shown one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. “Encouraging our local high schools to be part of a worldwide health campaign like breast cancer awareness is just one way to get students involved,” says Michelle Joy, Chief Operating Officer at Carson Tahoe Health. “It’s also an excellent way to educate the community regarding breast cancer.” It’s true …


Carson Tahoe Breast Center Chosen as Only Provider in Nevada to Participate in International Clinical Trial

Carson Tahoe Breast Center was selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program will offer new advancements, opportunities, and expertise in the early detection of breast cancer. Since opening the comprehensive Breast Center in August 2016, many women have accessed the facility for preventive & diagnostic care. “Carson Tahoe is honored to have been chosen as the only provider in Nevada to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial,” said Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe. “This progressive clinical trial reflects our dedication to empowering women …


The Problem With Self-Diagnosis

Although the Internet Has Answers, They May Not Be the Right Ones Have you ever “Googled” your symptoms? What about trying to self-identify a cough your loved one hasn’t been able to kick? You’re certainly not alone. Findings from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project indicate more than one-third of U.S. adults use the Internet to self-diagnose a medical condition. It is crucial to consult an expert in the field, whether it be your primary care physician, an urgent care doctor, or perhaps a specialist. Here’s why: The Internet is a place of misleading information. Yes, you can find out the common symptoms for a sinus infection. But what if those same symptoms identify a much larger medical …


Carson Tahoe Health Celebrates 100 Robotic-Assisted Surgeries

Since debuting the da Vinci Xi Surgical System in November 2017, Carson Tahoe’s expert surgeons have performed over 100 robotic-assisted surgeries. Building upon the significant success in the implementation of this new technology for gynecological procedures, Carson Tahoe has expanded to offer general robotic surgeries and urological procedures. “By incorporating robotic-assisted surgeries into our offerings, we’ve been able to provide exceptional, minimally-invasive care for qualifying patients,” says Michelle Joy, Chief Operating Officer at Carson Tahoe. “The robot is proving a great tool for our surgical team, and it’s helping them produce outstanding results for patients.” The da Vinci Xi has proven to be easier on the patient than traditional open surgeries, requiring smaller incisions and reducing blood loss. From the …


Carson Tahoe Diabetes Prevention Program “Small Steps. Big Rewards.” Achieves CDC Full Recognition

An estimated 84.1 million adults ages 18 years or older (33.9 percent of U.S. adults) have pre-diabetes and an even greater estimated 30.3 million people have diabetes. Carson Tahoe Health works to do its part in helping fight this epidemic by offering several diabetes education and prevention programs. Its Small Steps. Big Rewards. diabetes prevention program recently earned the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Full Recognition.” This designation is reserved for programs that have proven to be effective in consistently delivering a quality, evidence-based program, which meets all the standards dictated by the CDC. Small Steps. Big Rewards. is structured over one year and seeks to help participants make real lifestyle changes. These changes include eating healthier, …