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Callie’s Cabin: Chocolate love for winter blues (Recipe)

February 23, 2020

Hot chocolate is thought of as a longtime, popular drink for pleasure for all ages. Medical researchers are discovering that hot chocolate boosts good health and well-being, thanks to the disease-fighting antioxidants in the cocoa....



Callie’s Cabin: A bit of honey for wintry woes (Recipe)

February 16, 2020

Hello to honey cures. These are tried-and-true folk remedies based on scientific studies, real-life stories, medical doctors, researchers, and beekeepers. About a week ago, I had a killer sore throat. It was R&R time. I...



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...


Barton Health expands acupuncture services

January 29, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Barton Health’s Center for Orthopedics & Wellness has expanded it acupuncture services. Community acupuncture services now take place in a group environment and are at a lower cost per treatment....



New audiologist at Barton can dispense hearing aids

January 23, 2020

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Barton Health is expanding its audiology care with the addition of audiologist Marina Mulvey, Au. D. to its Ear Nose & Throat Department. Mulvey has more than 25 years of...



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...



Healthy Tahoe: Ways to avoid the holiday blues

December 29, 2019

The holiday season can be a happy and joyous time, bringing family and friends together. But for some, it can be stressful and lonely, leading to symptoms of depression. When stress is at its peak,...




Reducing stigma around suicide

September 2, 2019

Whether we get our news from TV, radio or online, there is no denying that the onslaught of depressing topics can leave us with feelings of despair. It can seem like bad things are happening...


Relaxation techniques to embrace during summer

July 30, 2019

Summer is a time of year that’s synonymous with relaxation. The warm air and glowing sun helps people relax and take some time away from work to smell the roses. Or so it may seem....


Effects of stress on your body

July 17, 2019

Stress affects people of all ages from all walks of life. Though work is a primary source of stress for many people, a recent survey from the American Psychological Association found that stress is more...



Correlation between migraines, depression and anxiety

June 14, 2019

Migraines are extremely widespread in the United States, and much more debilitating than people realize. There are about 39 million people who struggle daily with this neurological disease, which makes it the third most prevalent...


Manage stress with mindfulness

May 27, 2019

“I’m so stressed out!” Likely, someone has said this to you — or you’ve said it yourself. These days the word “stress” has a negative connotation. But what if it isn’t the actual stress that’s...