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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 …


MERS-CoV: What You Need to Know

Carson Tahoe Health Epidemiologist, Doris Dimmitt, shares the facts on one of the hottest health topics in the media right now, MERS-CoV. There is a ton of information in the media right now about MERS.  One important thing to keep in mind is this is a rapidly developing and changing issue so we can expect the stories regarding the what, when, why, and how of MERS will change frequently.  We saw this same phenomenon with the SARS outbreak in 2003.  So much is unknown at this point so stay calm, get the facts and we will move through this together as we always have in the past. Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome or MERS is a viral illness first reported in …


The Flu- When to Stay Home & When to Seek Treatment

Running to your doctor’s office or emergency room is not always the best choice for the flu.


All you Need to Know About Irregular Heart Beats

Learn the signs, symptoms & treatment of Atrial Fibrillation from Cardiologist, Dr. Nathan Ho.