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Navigating COVID with a Disability

It has been nearly six months since the country first started to shelter in place to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19. While many companies race to find a vaccine, we continue to adapt to our new normal. Obviously there is nothing normal about wearing masks and keeping a strict six-foot distance from one another, but we do our best to stay positive, productive, and keep our health in check. Staying healthy might be more challenging for those with small school-aged children, those with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Having an impairment doesn’t necessarily put you at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19, however, there are certain disabilities that can make illness more complicated. For example: people …


Hip Pain Causes, Risks & Treatments

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings with Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Medical Clinic specializes in arthroscopy and sports medicine. He took some time to answer questions about common causes of hip pain, diagnosis and treatment options.


The Truth of Colon Cancer: Everybody Is At Risk

Colon cancer (also called colorectal cancer) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States, and the third most common cancer. Everyone’s at risk.


Is it a Heart Attack? Symptoms Differ Between Men and Women

Presently there is a misconception that heart disease and heart attacks primarily affect men — but heart disease doesn’t discriminate. It is also the number one killer of women. Fueling this misconception is the fact that men and women suffer different symptoms and warning signs during a heart attack.


Hearing Loss in Children on the Rise

Hearing loss is on the rise in the United States and the most common reason is noise. It is estimated that ten million people suffer from irreversible noise-induced hearing loss.