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Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, which serves to recognize the importance of communities working together to help prevent child maltreatment, and help them thrive. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 1 in 7 children in the US has experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year, which can leave lasting trauma. Neglect is the most common form of child abuse … think leaving a young child at home alone for the day without the proper care or even food … think ignoring a child’s unique needs. Other types of child maltreatment include sexual, physical, and emotional or mental abuse. Many identify with the heartbreak that’s associated with young children growing up …

Carson Tahoe Diabetes Prevention Program “Small Steps. Big Rewards.” Achieves CDC Full Recognition

An estimated 84.1 million adults ages 18 years or older (33.9 percent of U.S. adults) have pre-diabetes and an even greater estimated 30.3 million people have diabetes. Carson Tahoe Health works to do its part in helping fight this epidemic by offering several diabetes education and prevention programs. Its Small Steps. Big Rewards. diabetes prevention program recently earned the prestigious Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Full Recognition.” This designation is reserved for programs that have proven to be effective in consistently delivering a quality, evidence-based program, which meets all the standards dictated by the CDC. Small Steps. Big Rewards. is structured over one year and seeks to help participants make real lifestyle changes. These changes include eating healthier, …

What You can do to Prevent Colon Cancer

Did you know that 40% of colorectal cancers are preventable? People most at risk for colorectal cancers do not get colonoscopies. In fact, up to 70% of people in the high-risk category — those age 50 to 75 — don’t seek testing. That’s unfortunate, because colon cancers are more preventable than many other cancers. All colon cancers begin with a precancerous polyp, which can be removed. We can’t emphasize enough just how preventable colon cancers are. You can’t prevent breast cancer, lung cancer or brain cancer in the same way – in other words, you can’t take precancerous polyps off any of those organs. Colonoscopy must be done – it can really save people’s lives. Recent research Colon cancer could …

Don’t put your Heart Health on the Sidelines – a Lesson Learned from the NFL

Learn about the heart health scares faced by 2 NFL coaches & how you can keep your heart healthy.

The Ins and Outs of High Blood Pressure

High, low, or somewhere in between, blood pressure is vital for life.