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Local Organizations Collaborate to Build Bee Hotel It’s not easy ‘beeing’ green. Or is it? We’ve teamed up with several other Carson City entities to ensure pollinators have an extra cozy place to land this spring. The Carson City Chamber Leadership class has chosen the development (from the planning to the populating) of a bee habitat at our very own Foothill Garden. “Bee populations are declining at an alarming rate,” says Christopher Gray, Carson City Leadership team member. “Since 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat is courtesy of insect pollination, our class decided on a project that would reflect Carson City’s important commitment to the health of bee populations and therefore, the health of our community.” In …


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and the Perfect Time to Get Screened.

Did you know that colorectal cancer or ‘colon cancer’ is the second leading cause of cancer death among both men and women nationally? Though this is a scary statistic, the good news is through screening and early detection, colon cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers. Colorectal cancer is often referred to as a silent killer because there are often no indications of a problem. Usually by the time symptoms appear, the cancer is already at an advanced stage. Because of this, the American Cancer Society recommends that all men and women with no family history begin screenings at the age of 45. If there is family history, or certain symptoms appear such as: a change in …


An Hour for Oneself, An Hour for Healing: No-Cost Massage & Reiki Therapy Expanded at the Cancer Resource Center

Healing, Expertise. Comfort. People come to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center for many reasons. While world-class cancer treatment is at the top of the list, what they receive at the Center is so much more: access to education, support groups, and resources of all kinds, including no-cost complementary therapies, all of which greatly enhance the healing capacity of any treatment plan. Thanks to a grant from the Safeway Foundation, the Cancer Resource Center is expanding their reach, helping more patients than ever before. While expert massage therapists have been donating therapy hours since the opening of the Center in 2006, the funds from the Safeway grant will support over 200 additional hours of massage therapy this year. Additionally, Reiki will …


Is My Teen Suicidal?

Learn four ways to recognize and react to warning signs of potential suicide. Evidence suggests that when a high-profile suicide occurs—think Robin Williams, Kate Spade, or Anthony Bourdain—news of the suicide can trigger suicidal thoughts and actions in others. Exposure to these stories can make teens feel suicide is an effective way to put a stop to their pain. “The most likely signs of suicide are severe isolation and making clear, suicidal statements such as those about life not being worth living,” says Grant Clowers, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor at Carson Tahoe Behavioral Health Services (BHS). “Suicidal thoughts should always be taken seriously—they’re not just adolescent angst.” Other warning signs include teens withdrawing from activities they previously loved, intense fatigue, giving …


3 Ways to Ease Stress

The stresses of everyday life can turn you into a grump, but negative emotions can actually affect your health. Buying birthday gifts, hosting guests, cooking feasts, attending work parties, and being bombarded by friends can put you in a sour mood. A pessimistic outlook, however, can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and other negative health effects that can build up over time. Whether you’re stressed or saddled with a serious case of the blues, counteract negative feelings and improve your mood with these tips: Don’t be afraid to say no. While it may seem counterintuitive, saying no to certain events or requests can help you keep a positive outlook as you handle only the tasks you can …