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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 …


Heart Attack Symptoms may be More Atypical in Women

Dr. Stephen Tann, interventional cardiologist at Carson Tahoe Health, spoke with Reno Gazette-Journal writer, Maggie O’Neil, about the various symptoms women may have during a heart attack. Read the full story below… Women and men can experience different symptoms when it comes to heart attacks, but any chest pain lasting longer than 30 minutes should be taken seriously by both sexes, said Dr. Stephen Tann, an interventional cardiologist at Carson Tahoe Cardiology. However, there are some studies that suggest subtle differences in heart attack symptoms exist between the sexes, with those experienced by women sometimes described as “atypical” particularly when compared with the symptoms experienced by men. “Women are less likely to have the classic heart attack symptoms of crushing …


Local Rock Climbing Lessons & Guided Tours to Try this Summer

Ever wanted to try rock climbing? This exciting sport offers the perfect opportunity to connect with your kids, family and friends in the summertime. The beautiful settings of the local climbing sites provide a picturesque venue to learn the ins and outs of this exciting sport. Check out these local rock climbing tours and lessons, and get ready for an exciting adventure! Tours & Lessons 1. NASTC in Truckee  (530) 582-4772, email: ski@skiNASTC.com) – NASTC offers rock climbing lessons for the beginner/novice climber as well as intermediate and advanced climbers. NASTC has been guiding Tahoe – Truckee area for almost 20 years. Donner Summit has some of the best climbing granite in the world with a variety of pitches. It’s …


Don’t Just Dine Out… Dine Outdoors!

It’s an outdoor dining season in Northern Nevada! With the beautiful surroundings, our area offers, it’s no wonder that so many restaurants have made outdoor seating a focus. As the warm weather sets in, here is a list of family-friendly stops as suitable for quick brunch as a late-night bash. So, don’t just dine out – dine outdoors! Reno/Sparks 1. The Stone House Cafe (1907 S. Arlington Ave., Reno) Enjoy one of the most pleasant breakfast experiences around on a large L-shaped patio flanked by trees and scattered with flowerbeds. The basic structure is nearly 80 years old, and the overall effect is that of eating on the grounds of a country estate. Favorites include steak eggs benedict, homemade hash …


Be a Happy (last minute) Camper! Top 4 Local Places to Camp without Reservations

Not everyone is a planner. Because, let’s face it – not everyone, while bundled in January fleece and dodging rain puddles, can envision the balmy summer months ahead and imagine pitching tents under the stars and building bonfires for s’ mores. So camping in our region can be a little unforgiving for those of us who like to fly, if just a little, by the seat of our pants. We get inspired mid-week on a sunny day and want to go camping NOW. Luckily, if you forgot to reserve a campsite last winter, you can still find great camping – last minute – anytime this summer. Check out this list of campsites that don’t take reservations, and are offered on …