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E.R. or Not? How to be a Savvy Healthcare Consumer

When it’s 7 p.m. on a Friday evening and you don’t think you can wait through the weekend to see your doctor, where should you go for treatment? If you guessed the emergency department, think again. The emergency department is one of the most expensive places to seek non-emergent healthcare. Ideally, patients should try to be seen by their primary care physician first, but illnesses don’t always strike during normal office hours. Learn about the differences between medical clinics, urgent care centers, and emergency departments before you need care, so you know where to go when you need it. Your physical and financial health will benefit. In addition to your primary care office, you have four basic options for care: …

Making Smoothies that are Flavorful AND Nutritious

Nancy Horn, owner of Dish Cafe and Catering and writer for the RGJ’s “Dish it Up” series, asked Carson Tahoe Health’s Registered Dietician, Kim Mason, for a nutritional analysis of one of her favorite smoothie recipes. Some of Nancy’s favorite smoothie ingredients include a bit of milk (especially almond milk), summer berries and fresh mint. Protein powder also is essential. These days, many folks are taking some of their meals in liquid form and in a rainbow of colors. These drinks are everywhere, displayed across the glossy pages of magazines, discussed in health food forums online, riding shotgun in cup holders, seen in the hurried hands of people scurrying to work, or pulled out at lunchtime to be sipped while …

Sleep on it: How Sleep Affects Every Area of Your Life

Difficulty sleeping can put your health at risk, reduce your workplace performance, and increase your chances of motor vehicle accidents.

No Meningitis Outbreak in Northern Nevada

Local epidemiologist explains why Carson Tahoe Health is not at risk from the meningitis outbreak.

Honoring Loved Ones Touched by Cancer

We have all been touched by cancer in one way or another, yet it’s not often we get the chance to come together as a community to honor and support our loved ones through their cancer journey. HopeFest gives us this chance…