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Endometriosis: A Silent Disease

While many women experience menstrual cramps, there are others who experience more extreme symptoms as a result of endometriosis—a condition that impacts more than 10 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 44. What Is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a painful condition that causes tissue to grow outside of the uterus, can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. This tissue—unlike tissue that exits the body during the menstrual cycle—has nowhere to go and can cause alarming symptoms for women, including: Pain, such as severe menstrual cramps, chronic pain in the lower back or pelvis, or pain during or after sex Bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods Chronic fatigue In addition, some women are unaware of their endometriosis until they …


Do Adults Get Autism?

Although many associate autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with children, more adults have sought an ASD diagnosis as awareness has increased over the years. ASD has a wide variance in symptoms and mostly-child specific diagnostic criteria. Because of this, adults may find receiving a diagnosis challenging. “It’s still rare for an adult to receive an autism diagnosis,” says Gregory P. Giron, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist with Carson Tahoe Health’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services. “It’s a developmental disorder, and we usually find it in toddlers and preschoolers rather than adults.” Dr. Giron treats patients from 3 to 80 years old. While it’s been uncommon in the past to diagnose an adult with autism, he’s seeing more men and women diagnosed. How Is Autism …


3 Steps to Start Geocaching

If you’ve always envied adventurers in movies or books looking for buried treasure, geocaching is your opportunity to join in the fun. What Is Geocaching? Geocaching is a worldwide game where people hide stashes of objects, or caches, and provide clues to help others find them online. And, you can maintain proper social distancing while enjoying the great outdoors. Geocaches include the longitude and latitude of the cache’s hiding place, so you use global positioning system (GPS) devices to find them. Each cache includes a logbook for you to sign and date when you find it. The caches may also include low-cost trinkets, such as booklets or keychains, unique rocks found along the way, or even thoughtful notes. Geocaching is …


Redefining Evolution: A Letter From Our President and CEO

While passing time in the pandemic, shut-in world, I was reacquainted with an early ’90s song. Geoff Moore, artist and songwriter sings, “I believe in evolution. Changing of the heart. Renewing of the mind.” As I look back at the last six months, I find this play on words incredibly relevant to where Carson Tahoe Health is today. At the end of 2019, the Board of Directors adopted a new, long-term strategic plan. The plan urged us to strengthen the core, a phrase we use to describe improving the day-to-day things we do to care for our patients and community. With this objective in mind, we set out to improve how we deliver care: ensuring our locations are safe and …


 Staying In Touch With Our Seniors

The Importance of Mental Health at Any Age A happy mind is a healthy mind and is a key component to our overall well-being and quality of life. A big part of keeping our minds healthy is social interaction, especially for our senior population who may innately feel isolated or alone. But during a world-wide pandemic, where the term “social-distancing” has helped define 2020, keeping regular social interactions can often be anxiety- inducing and challenging. We’ve broken down some helpful tips and tools that one of our most susceptible groups can utilize, helping ensure quality of life is not lost during the COVID-19 era. Stay Connected Now more than ever, it is so important to keep in touch. You can …