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Taking Sleep Problems to Heart

Struggling to get your z’s? That could be bad news for your heart. After a rough night of sleep, everything is a little off. You struggle to stay alert. Your attention is all over the place. You can’t remember where you left important things, such as your coffee. However, ongoing sleep problems affect more than your energy levels and focus. “There is a growing body of evidence that sleep deprivation and oversleeping both increase the risk for heart attack,” says David M.Baker, MD, Medical Director of Carson Tahoe Medical Group. “Roughly one out of three heart attacks results in death, and many of those occur to people without high cholesterol, diabetes, or other risk factors typically associated with heart disease.” …


Stop, Drop, and Yoga

Head-to-Toe Benefits Are Why You Should Give Yoga a Try Yoga is a full mind-body practice that traces back to ancient India. In recent years, yoga enthusiasts around the world have adapted the activity to fit their personal health goals. Some people enjoy improving their physical strength by holding certain poses, while others appreciate the mental and spiritual aspects of the practice. Before you label yoga as “not really exercise” or “too zen,” learn how the practice could improve your overall well-being. Want to try yoga but don’t know where to start? Begin by incorporating small yoga breaks into your daily routine. All you need is a few minutes of free time and a yoga mat. Make space. Designate a …


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, …


Call For Community Members To Be Involved in Carson Tahoe Health Patient/Caregiver Partnership Council

The COVID-19 pandemic truly shook up our worlds, especially that of the healthcare industry. As a result, and to fully embrace its mission of enhancing the health and well-being of those it serves, Carson Tahoe Health is creating a Patient/Caregiver Partnership Council to garner thoughtful & constructive input from its community. “At Carson Tahoe Health, we believe listening to understand is vital to healing,” says Kitty McKay, Carson Tahoe Health Patient Experience Director. “Bringing in the voices of those we serve will help our teams be more proactive in addressing the community’s needs.” The council meetings will consist of patients, caregivers, and staff members who will meet on a bi-monthly basis. Each meeting will be small enough to be held …


Carson Tahoe Acquires Olympus SOLTIVETM SuperPulsed Laser System, Designed for Treating Kidney Stones

Carson Tahoe Health is among the first in the Northern Nevada region to utilize the Olympus Soltive™ SuperPulsed Laser System in urology procedures. Soltive is an elegant new laser technology that enables physicians to deliver quicker and more efficient kidney stone removal and the treatment of enlarged prostates, which often translates to shorter procedural times and less patient discomfort. “One of our goals is to bring better healthcare home,” says Allen Fink, D.O., Carson Tahoe Health Vice President & Chief Medical Officer. “This improved laser technology will allow our physicians to more effectively treat patients experiencing painful stones and enlarged prostates. And, instead of traveling for advanced care, you can now receive advanced treatment here – right in your backyard.” …