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Fun In the Summer Sun – Safely!

COVID-19 had many of us cooped up – for pretty much all of 2020 – causing us to avoid many of our normal, fun, social outdoor activities. But, 2021 is not 2020. With more and more people now fully vaccinated, we are packing our bags, hitting the road, and finding fun in the summer sun! Before you head out the door for your weekend adventure … don’t forget to grab the sunscreen … and an extra big hat! Right now, Carson Tahoe’s Health & Wellness Institute is offering no-cost skin cancer screenings during the month of June. With both the screenings and summer on the horizon, we thought now would be a good time to discuss skin cancer and everything …


Breaking Bad Habits

If you’ve leaned on vices during the pandemic, it’s not too late to change. Maybe your occasional glass of wine has turned into a nightly routine. Maybe stress inspired you to start sneaking cigarettes outside. Maybe you ate a whole pan of cookies after the kids went to bed—more than once. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, it’s understandable to have embraced a few bad habits to cope with stress, job loss, and separation from family and friends. This is a natural reaction to stress, so know you’re not alone. However, if your coping mechanisms are bad for your health, it’s time to try something new. Here’s how to start making changes in the right direction. Identify your triggers. Are …


What do I need to know about Colorectal Cancer screenings?

You’ve got the *poower!* to take charge of your health! We know when it comes to the topic of Colorectal Cancer Screening, your face may *flush* and you may want to run the other way! Fortunately, in today’s world, screening can be done in the comfort of your own home. And the great news is, Carson Tahoe’s Health and Wellness Institute is here, ready to help you stay on top of your health screenings. Did you know, according to the American Cancer Society, aside from skin cancers, “colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S.” While that statistic may be alarming, it is just another reminder of how important screenings and …


Busting Myths for Organ Donor Month

Did you know: More than 100,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant, according to Donate Life America? With spring in full bloom, it brings with it a renewed sense of hope, making it the perfect time to register to be an organ donor. As April is National Donate Life Month, you can offer the gift of life, and even encourage others to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, while also taking this time to honor those that have saved lives through their gift of donation. We know the topic of organ donation can be a difficult one (both emotionally and spiritually). To make it even harder, there are many misconceptions out there about becoming an organ donor. …


Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which serves to recognize the importance of communities working together to help prevent child maltreatment, and help them thrive. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 1 in 7 children in the US has experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, which can leave lasting trauma. Neglect is the most common form of child abuse … think leaving a young child at home alone for the day without the proper care or even food … think ignoring a child’s unique needs. Other types of child maltreatment include sexual, physical, and emotional or mental abuse. Many identify with the heartbreak that’s associated with young children growing up …