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Barton Health has new MRI system, SPECT/CT tech

February 25, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Barton Health is continuing to expand its medical imaging technology by investing in the latest service enhancing equipment. Barton has acquired a Magnetic Resonance Imaging system that will allow them...



Healthy Tahoe: Keep kids safe in winter conditions

February 10, 2020

Winter and spring in the Sierra Nevada can bring chilly temperatures and safety concerns. Barton Health recommends these tips for keeping how to kids safe during the colder months. Several thin layers will keep kids...


Local health officials monitoring coronavirus

February 6, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — People around the world are worried about the coronavirus and while it hasn’t appeared at Lake Tahoe, local health officials are prepared if it does. Coronavirus is a respiratory illness...


Barton hospital receives top rating from national agency

February 4, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Barton Memorial Hospital recently received a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest rating issued by the federal oversight agency. Barton, according to a press...


Healthy Tahoe: Four steps to prevent kidney stones

February 2, 2020

Kidney stones form when the urine becomes too concentrated — either from too much “bad stuff” in your diet or not enough water — and small crystals form. The crystals slowly grow into large stones...


Healthy Tahoe: Coping with loss

January 31, 2020

When you have lost someone you love, the grief can seem unbearable. Learning new ways to cope can feel too difficult, finding the time and energy for self-care too impossible and reaching out too painful....


Registration open for 2nd annual Pink Heavenly event

January 29, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The Barton Foundation is inviting community members and visitors to register now and start fundraising for the 2nd annual Pink Heavenly. All proceeds from the event will benefit Cancer Support...




Healthy Tahoe: Improving the lives of people with cancer

January 13, 2020

A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming to patients and their families. While cancer is a life-changing diagnosis, wellness and support services can help patients cope with their diagnosis and symptoms. Studies show that cancer patients...



Advanced robot-assisted surgery now available at Barton Health

November 22, 2019

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Barton Health’s surgery department offers state-of-the-art technology with the recent acquisition of a $2.1 million da Vinci Xi Surgical System.  The da Vinci Xi System features the latest in robotic-assisted surgery...


Keep your cool: How to avoid heat-related illnesses

August 26, 2019

It’s that time of year where heat-related illnesses are on the rise for locals and visitors alike. Heat illnesses include dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It is important to understand the differences, especially when...


Back-to-school season: Focus on healthy backs

August 19, 2019

With the new school year here, parents might think about measures to protect their children’s spinal health. Heavy backpacks, pressure on the spine from looking down at electronics, and school sports can all have an...


Tips for parents to address bullying and cyberbullying

August 12, 2019

As children get ready to go back to school, I understand bullying is one of the last things parents want to worry about. However, bullying is a salient and, unfortunately, common occurrence. It can take...


Managing cholesterol starts with what you eat

August 10, 2019

High cholesterol, particularly high levels of “bad” cholesterol, is a risk for heart disease. The Mayo Clinic says that high cholesterol also can increase risk for heart attack. Understanding cholesterol and how to control it...


Put the flu shot on your back-to-school checklist

August 2, 2019

Backpacks might be stocked with supplies, and new shoes may be ready to hit the school yard, however, there’s an important back-to-school item that many students miss: their flu shot. Getting a flu shot as...


How to avoid heat stroke on hot days

July 26, 2019

Summer weather draws many people outside. Warm air and sunshine can be hard to resist, even when temperatures rise to potentially dangerous levels. Sunburn may be the first thing that comes to mind when people...


Healthy menu tips for dining out

July 22, 2019

Today’s American families spend as much as half their food budget on meals away from home. Meals at restaurants can be costly on the wallet, but are also costly for a family’s health. While it...