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Importance of knowing your family medical history
Importance of knowing your family medical history

May 16, 2019

When visiting a physician for the first time, patients may notice an extensive section on family history on one of the requisite forms they fill out before meeting the doctor. Though it can be hard...


Compassion is at the heart of nursing
Compassion is at the heart of nursing

May 4, 2019

There are over 4 million nurses in the United States. Nurses work in every community large and small providing care in hospital and clinic settings alike. When we seek medical care, we’re often not at...


History of hearing aids
History of hearing aids

April 24, 2019

Today’s hearing aids are remarkable devices that help people who are hard of hearing in myriad ways. These devices are part of a rich history of hearing assistance items that dates back several centuries. According...


5 tips for happier, healthier holiday season
5 tips for happier, healthier holiday season

December 13, 2017

The Holiday Season is an especially wonderful time of year. We look forward to holiday get togethers, to holiday meals, to good cheer and yes, treats. But we don’t look forward to holiday pounds. Many...


Keeping kids healthy during seasonal changes
Keeping kids healthy during seasonal changes

September 28, 2017

It’s that time of year again! The season is changing, the temperatures are dropping and the kids have gone back to school. In Chinese medicine autumn is the season associated with the Metal element and...


5 facts you might not know about skin cancer
5 facts you might not know about skin cancer

June 21, 2017

Your skin has many important jobs, such as protecting your body, helping to maintain your temperature, and generating vitamin D. Yet sometimes your skin doesn’t get the care and protection it needs. While some sun...


Caring for a loved one? Care for yourself, too

June 19, 2017

Michael Sloss’ mother was diagnosed with dementia about five years ago, and his father a year after that. Now Sloss and his brother care for both parents, ages 83 and 85, whose personalities have been...


Simple tricks to satisfy picky eaters
Simple tricks to satisfy picky eaters

June 14, 2017

Family mealtime can be challenging for a variety of reasons, including the varying taste buds of moms, dads and their kids. Although there is no consistent definition of picky eating, according to a report published...



Healthy Tahoe: Talking to your teen about stress
Healthy Tahoe: Talking to your teen about stress

May 24, 2017

Any parent will tell you raising teenagers is a stressful time! Are you in that stage? Talk to your teenager about it. Your stress may be similar stress for your teen. An American Psychological Association...


Heart health tips for women
Heart health tips for women

May 8, 2017

Heart disease may be something most commonly associated with men, but it can be deadly for women as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is to blame for one...



Healthy Tahoe: Quick workouts carry surprising benefits
Healthy Tahoe: Quick workouts carry surprising benefits

April 25, 2017

Don’t have time to exercise? According to recent research, a four-minute workout might be better than 30 minutes on the treadmill. Sounds almost too good to be true, but according to fitness researchers, it’s not....


Common asthma triggers and causes
Common asthma triggers and causes

April 12, 2017

Asthma, a chronic lung disease that results in inflamed and narrowed air passages, affects millions of people around the world. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute notes that more than 25 million people in...



Healthy Tahoe: Debunking 10 common myths about aging
Healthy Tahoe: Debunking 10 common myths about aging

March 29, 2017

Many older Americans lead healthy, interesting and productive lives well into their later years. Instead of hearing about it, the emphasis is often on the limitations people experience from problems as varied as falls, heart...



Healthy Tahoe: The nutritional power of phytonutrients
Healthy Tahoe: The nutritional power of phytonutrients

March 15, 2017

Hippocrates, a physician and philosopher of health, said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Food is often underestimated as an effective medicine. One collection of ingredients gaining attention are phytonutrients. Phytonutrients,...


A winter cold: Not inevitable
A winter cold: Not inevitable

March 8, 2017

Catching the common cold can feel like a common part of winter. Children can get three to eight colds a year; adults can get two to four. A cold is a viral infection affecting the...