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Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Prevent Stroke

Small changes can make a big difference in stroke prevention. 1. Eat smart. A healthy diet helps you manage your blood pressure and maintain a healthy weight, both of which can help prevent stroke. Specialists with Carson Tahoe Health Nutrition Therapies provide nutrition education and support that can help you create healthy eating habits for the long term. Try making these small, healthy changes to your diet: Add one serving of fruits or vegetables to your snacks and meals. Choose lean protein, such as chicken, turkey or fish. Include non-meat protein sources—such as tofu, nuts, or beans—for a few meals a week. Trade white breads and pastas for whole-grain options, and opt for brown rice instead of white. Season dishes with spices, herbs, …


How to Prevent Food Waste

While few of us would throw our hard-earned money away, many households are doing just that by wasting food. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, approximately 30 percent of America’s food supply goes to waste. The average person throws away nearly $370 every year in unused food, and a family of four tosses out almost $1,500 worth of food annually. Beyond the financial impact, food waste also has environmental consequences: Unused food clogs landfills, and decomposing food and the production of food that goes unused produces unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions. Understanding Food Date Labels Contrary to popular belief, the dates you see printed on most foods are not indicators of spoilage. Some of the most common date labels …


Substance Use During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Stress and addiction often go hand-in-hand … but they don’t have to. It’s easy to assume during the last few months, where COVID-19 has dominated our news, conversations, and really –  our lives, that you’ve experienced anxiety and additional stress. Whether that stress roots from work, home-schooling your children, general anxiety around the virus, or something else, it’s real, and it’s valid. These have been tough times. Stress causes your body to release powerful neurochemicals and hormones, helping you respond to whatever is stressing you out. As a result, your blood sugar & blood pressure can rise, your heart may beat faster, or your muscles may tense. We all have different ways of coping through these unfortunate “symptoms” of stress. …


Four Tips for Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

Ever been at work and your personal life keeps interfering or go home after the day’s done and work goes with you? While most of us try our best to maintain a work-life balance it’s not always easy. Well, it’s even harder now with the COVID-19 direction to work from home and to top it off, there are no school-leaving kids home too. What to do? At this point is a work-life balance even possible? For parents, it could be even more challenging because now they wear multiple hats – performing their work duties, teaching their kids, and keeping food on the table. How do you create a clear separation? Here are four tips to help you find a work-life …


Karma Box Donations Provide Community Members With Everyday Essentials

Karma Boxes, supplied by donations, provide free necessities to those in need. If you visit Reno (or perhaps other large cities), you may see a wooden cabinet with glass windows housing toiletries, first-aid items, and nonperishable foods. This is a Karma Box, a project started by Reno local Grant Denton as an accessible way for people to provide for others in need. The project was started because Michelle Joy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Carson Tahoe Health, saw the community need and the opportunity for Carson Tahoe to help. Carson Tahoe is just one of several organizations embracing Karma Boxes in Northern Nevada. “The Karma Boxes let people know Carson Tahoe is here to help,” says Alan Garrett, …