5 Different Types of Salt and How They Affect Health

  To salt or not to salt … that is the question! For years, doctors and government regulators alike have been telling us to reduce our salt intake for health reasons. They say a high-salt diet could lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and even death. But is this true? Is salt really the enemy? While there is still a debate on this topic, research shows the white stuff we use to flavor our food isn’t quite the evil it’s made out to be. Well, if you’re consuming the right type that is! What is Salt? For decades, researchers have been studying salt and its impact on the human body. Before we go any farther, it’s important to …


5-Minute DIY Lip Balm

  With just 3 ingredients and a microwave, you can whip up this easy, indulgent 5-Minute DIY Lip Balm. It’s an affordable, all-natural way to pamper yourself or your loved ones! Ingredients 5 tablespoons coconut oil 3 tablespoons beeswax (available on Amazon) 12 drops peppermint essential oil (available on Amazon) Instructions Melt coconut oil and beeswax in a pourable glass measuring cup in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Add essential oil and pour into empty lip balm tubes or pots. Sources: Adapted via


Sunday Night Is Your Fattest Time of the Week – and That’s Okay

Friday cocktailers, Saturday dinner partiers, and Sunday brunchers, rejoice! A new study reveals that “cheating” on the weekends is an effective long-term habit for weight loss. “Regardless of who you are, there’s a rhythm to the weight you lose,” Brian Wansink, one of the authors of a recent study published in Obesity Facts: “You’re going to weigh the most on Sunday night and the least on Friday morning,” he said. Sound about right? Most of us can identify with the never-ending cycle of being “good” all week, only to give in to indulgences on the weekend that send us back into a “detox” mentality come Monday morning. But the recent study shines a different light on a habit that many …


How to Work Out in Your Car

5 moves to get fit while sitting behind the wheel Being stuck in traffic is a bummer. But your commute (or school pickup queue) can be used for a completely legit workout, too. You’ll alleviate the boredom and take out some serious frustration, to boot. Just remember: These isometric exercises are meant for when the car is at a complete stop. Safety first! Work Those Glutes Sit up straight, squeeze your buttocks together and pulse…50 times. Rest for five seconds and repeat. This can improve circulation and balance out part of that afternoon vending-machine meltdown. Tighten Those Abs Place your hands on the roof of your car, sit up straight and pull your belly button in toward your spine. Contract abs …


What is 3D Mammography?

Carson Tahoe is thrilled to announce that patients in Douglas County will now have access to leading-edge 3D Mammography (also known as tomosynthesis) technology, exclusively at the Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center. We’ve all heard time and time again that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection. Annual screening mammography provides patients with the best chance for detecting cancer in the earliest possible stages. Furthermore, research has shown that 3D Mammography specifically, is one of the most advanced forms of diagnostic tests available for the screening of breast cancer, especially for women with dense breast tissue (which is estimated at 40% of women nationwide). Interested in learning how this new, cutting-edge technology works? Simply put, digital mammography with …