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The Kidney Stone Prevention Diet

These five diet tips can help prevent you from developing this common kidney condition. Kidney stones can be incredibly painful. In fact, they’re painful enough to send more than half a million Americans to the emergency room every year seeking relief. They’re also more common than you might think. Roughly one in 10 people get a kidney stone at some point in their lives. In Carson Tahoe Health’s most recent Community Health Needs Assessment, kidney issues was identified as one of the top health concerns in the greater Carson City community. You can protect yourself from developing kidney stones by incorporating more water and healthy foods into your diet. According to the National Kidney Foundation, you should: Drink more fluid …


The Art of Having A Healthy Heart

When it comes to our cars, we make sure it has gas before we hit the road (… for the most part. It may be safe to say we have all, at one point in time, held our breathe making it to the gas station). We also make sure to schedule regular oil changes and get our tires rotated. That type of care and attention should also be directed to another important engine: your heart. When it comes to heart disease, one of the biggest killers in the U.S., as cardiologist Nathan Ho, DO with Carson Tahoe Health explains, much like that dreaded ‘check engine’ light going off on your dashboard, there are also signs and symptoms of heart disease …


Care About Your Self-Care

Incorporating acts of self-care into your routine can help alleviate stress. The stress response is part of a healthy brain. When you’re stressed, your body releases hormones that cause your brain to become more alert. When your body is exposed to these hormones in short bursts, it can be helpful to complete tasks, such as meeting deadlines or problem- solving. But when no immediate danger is present and your body stays alert, it can damage your health in the long run. By practicing self-care, you are training your body and mind how to respond to stress. You are working to avoid the long-term health complications chronic stress can cause, and you are building resilience for difficult situations you may face …


Understanding & Coping With Loss

Grief. A five-letter word all of us have experienced but may not fully understand. It manifests in different ways for numerous reasons. Whether you get a pit in your stomach, feel the urge to cry at any moment, or even feel numb to all emotion, this is a way your body & mind are adjusting to a tragic event or death of someone you know. While loss is a normal part of life, it only happens occasionally, making it feel especially uncomfortable and even maybe abnormal. “It is helpful to understand that losses and stressors are not a sign that life is not working but rather is how life works,” says Grant Clowers, LCSW, Clinical Services Supervisor with Carson Tahoe …


Don’t Skip A Beat With Your Heart Health

All February long, we are putting our attention to the little engine that could … Our heart. This month, while we enjoy sweethearts, roses, and Valentine’s Day cards … it’s also the time to focus on the health of our anatomical heart. Did you know that heart disease and stroke are both considered types of cardiovascular disease? To dive deeper into more heart health facts, who better to speak with than a cardiologist? Fortunately, Carson Tahoe Health has several awesome ones on staff, including Dr. David Baker, MD who breaks down simple ways to make sure your internal engine is running in tip-top shape. David Baker, MD CTH: What is one thing that anyone can do to protect their heart? …