How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolution (Past January)

It’s late January, and you’ve made a commitment to improving a certain area of your life. It may be related to your health, your career, your spirituality, or even your relationships. These goals, often called New Year’s Resolutions, routinely drive our behavior, perhaps away from our decadent holiday eating/drinking habits and towards a new skill or hobby. Although you set out for excellence full steam ahead, you may be struggling in maintaining your commitment coming into February. Repeat after me. You are not alone. We’ve seriously all been there. The most difficult part (and the most important) is keeping your resolution, sticking through the initial momentum and into the year to actually form habits so your routines last. Here are …


Behind Our Healing Hands & A Glimpse into Carson Tahoe Health’s Future

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Our logo, our hands, they are worth so much more. You know the ones – the hands that grace every Carson Tahoe Health location, that is on every single employee badge, and a guiding symbol of trust & compassion. These hands are really just a representation of us; our community and our employees. They remind us every single day why we do what we do. You see, these hands of ours, they care, support, treat, and give hope. They believe that embracing a person in empathy while treating them with expertise, elevates ‘advanced medicine’ into a healing art. These hands care for the whole person, not just their …


Ever Gone To Urgent Care And Found Out You Were Sicker Than You Thought? No Problem.

Carson Tahoe Health Passport Program makes your journey to care easier. Carson Tahoe Health’s Passport Program was implemented nearly a year ago to allow patients in need of a higher level of care to bypass duplication of wait times and to streamline the registration process. “If you arrive at one of our Clinics at Walmart or one of our Urgent Care facilities, and it’s determined that you need a higher level of care, our staff will call the Emergency Department (ED) to let that Care Team know that you’re headed their direction,” said Kitty McKay, Carson Tahoe Health Mission Integration Director. “You will be given a ‘passport’ to help identify you and simplify your experience upon arrival.” This unique program …


Don’t Overlook Primary Care (Even When You’re Healthy)

The times of traditional healthcare are over. Younger generations, an increasing use of technology, and a fast-paced lifestyle are just several pieces to the new (and complicated) healthcare puzzle. In a recent survey through the Kaiser Family Foundation, 26 percent of adults said they didn’t have a family care provider. Of those, nearly half (45 percent) were 18 to 29-year-olds. It’s no secret that millennials (dare I say it – everyone has a varying perception) do not access care in the same way their predecessors do. The old way was simple – a family shared one primary care physician (PCP) – this was your family doctor. Now – people establishing care: Want care fast; Have a plethora of research at …


The Real, Scary Facts of Vaping

The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has recently swept across our nation in what the FDA is calling an epidemic, with several deaths and hundreds of possible cases of severe lung injury being attributed to this new fad. And, despite the warnings, these devices have become extremely popular, especially among teens. In the last five years, the use of e-cigarettes has grown dramatically, sparking a national concern. Physicians, parents, and the Trump Administration are just a few of the many groups now sounding the alarm on vaping. What are E-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are devices that operate by heating a liquid solution to a high-enough temperature so that it produces an aerosol, which is then inhaled. Typically, the solution contains nicotine (though …