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Gut Check: Probiotics and Prebiotics

Incorporating probiotics and prebiotics in your diet could be the key to better health. Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from symptoms of poor digestive health? It’s estimated that 60 to 70 million Americans experience gastrointestinal issues, according to the National Institutes of Health.  These problems range from bloating and gas to more serious conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and ulcerative colitis. But whether you experience occasional or chronic issues, there are things you can do to alleviate symptoms and make your gut healthier. Bacteria: Good vs. Bad Your gut is home to about 50 trillion bacteria made up of around 1,000 different species. While you might think of bacteria …


Scholarship program for Carson City AYSO Region 140 fully funded through 2022

AYSO Carson City, which has served more than 25,000 children since 1976, is able to cover the cost of partial and full scholarships thanks to a grant provided by Carson Tahoe Health’s (CTH) Community Partnership Fund and the determination of one CTH employee. AYSO, a non-profit organization, will use the funds to cover registration fees for families who demonstrate need to the organization. For more information on AYSO Carson City, visit www.aysocarsoncity.org.    “As an all-volunteer organization, we work diligently to deliver a great soccer learning experience for every child we work with,” said Jon Hager, Commissioner for Carson City AYSO Region 140. “Thanks to the support of the CTH Community Partnership Fund, we are able to greatly reduce registration …


Vehicle donated by Robert Z. Hawkins Foundations supports behavioral health outreach in Quad Counties

The Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, which has served northern Nevada as a non-profit since 1980, has donated a vehicle to Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) for its behavioral health outreach programs. The vehicle will be used to assist CTH professionals and increase access to care through programs such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), First Episode Psychosis (FEP), school suicide risk assessments and community education around mental health awareness and suicide. To learn more about Carson Tahoe health, visit www.carsontahoe.com. “Our primary goal for these programs is to improve access to mental and behavioral healthcare for individuals in our community who struggle to find resources,” said Christina Sapien, LCSW, Director of Behavioral Health Services for Carson Tahoe Health. “Thanks to this donation, …


Carson Tahoe Health Announcing Affiliation with Dr. Sina Rajamand, Neurosurgeon

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Sina Rajamand, DO Neurosurgeon from Battle Born Brain & Spine (BBBS). One of Carson Tahoe’s major goals is to provide wide-ranging specialty services for the community, bringing better healthcare home. With this affiliation, Dr. Rajamand will be able to work more closely with the organization to provide advanced neurosurgery at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center. “Neurosurgery is a service we have been looking at expanding for years,” says Dr. Allen Fink, Carson Tahoe VP and Chief Medical Officer. “Our new affiliation with Dr. Rajamand allows us to provide more complex brain and spine surgeries at our hospital, so we don’t have to transfer patients far away from home.” …


Carson Tahoe Health Achieves Pathway To Excellence® Designation For Safeguarding The Well-being Of Its Caregivers

Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) joins the three percent of hospitals in the nation to have received Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights an organization’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued. CTH nurses – from the urgent cares and medical group clinics to the Regional Medical Center and surgery rooms – are an integral part of the healthcare team. And at Carson Tahoe, they have a voice in the policy and practice decisions that influence their work. “Pathway nurses are engaged, resulting in higher job satisfaction, reduced turnover, improved safety, and better patient outcomes,” says Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, …