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Help Spread Some Good Karma!

Doesn’t it seem like we’re always asked for donations at THE worst possible time?  You know, like during the holidays when our budgets thin, and we’re just trying to provide for our own families? The holidays are magic and who wouldn’t want to bring a little magic to someone in need?  While we all want to do what we can, we empathize that sometimes that can be tough. So, we thought, why not take a collection year round? Ask when finances aren’t stretched so thin? So, The Center for Health Promotion will be taking collection of various items that can fill our Karma Boxes and lend a hand to those that are in need – year round.  We’ve curated a list to …


Pets Can Make A Paws-itive Difference

Opening your home to a pet, especially those from shelters, can do more than just give you a loyal companion who is always happy to see you. Taking care of a pet is not only good for the animal’s health, but the human family members’ health, as well. Studies have shown that being a pet parent is linked to many health benefits, including: Decreased blood pressure Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels Less anxiety and feelings of loneliness Reduced symptoms of PTSD Better brain function in older adults Having a furry family member can also open up more opportunities for exercising and socializing, which in turn is good for your physical and mental health. Your pet has many of the same …


Supporting Children’s Health

Wealth disparities contribute to health disparities for children born in families on the lower end of the income spectrum. Carson Tahoe Health is working to bridge those divides.  One in five children in Nevada lives in poverty, according to a 2019 report by the Guinn Center and Brookings Mountain West, two Nevada-based policy organizations. But this is not a new problem. After the 2007–09 Great Recession, there was growing income inequality between the top 10 percent of earners and the remaining 90 percent, according to the same report. These facts can have long-lasting consequences for children’s health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, poverty can affect children by: Affecting the way children perform in school, which can impact job …


Meet Mary Sue Zinsmeister

Carson Tahoe’s New Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President In this Q & A, our newest leadership team member, Mary Sue, shares with us what she believes are some exciting new frontiers in the field of nursing and also what makes her so excited to step into this new leadership role. Q: What lead you to choose a career in nursing? A: I was the child that would bring home hurt animals and help them heal. My older sister inspired me to go into nursing. She was a nurse and first worked in a nursing home caring for our community elders. I also volunteered at the local nursing home and at assisted living facilities. I knew this was my life …


Eating and Endometriosis

This painful disorder can cause digestive symptoms, and researchers are exploring whether dietary choices play a role.  Endometriosis causes tissue, resembling the uterine lining, to grow outside of the uterus and often causes a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, especially during menstrual periods. This includes: Bloating Constipation Diarrhea Pain during bowel movements FOOD FOR THOUGHT While certain foods may affect endometriosis, researchers need more evidence to establish a definitive connection. Some links of the emerging research are: In a 2018 study, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other institutions found that women who ate red meat more than twice per day had a 56 percent higher risk of endometriosis than women who had one serving or …