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Exploring birthing options

March 18, 2019 — No matter how much you plan or research ahead of time, child birth may not go as expected. There are important choices to make and even when you have given birth before, a lot can happen in the moment. If you previously had a baby

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How to sanitize a mobile phone

March 14, 2019 — The most germ-addled item in your home may not be the toilet or the kitchen sponge. Mobile phones pick up bacteria wherever they go. In addition, users touch their phones an average of 47 times a day, according to the national average determined by a

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Bringing awareness to patient safety

March 12, 2019 — Patient Safety Awareness Week is an annual recognition event intended to encourage everyone to learn more about healthcare safety. It's an opportunity for hospitals and health systems to share their work and resources on patient safety, safety culture and patient engagement. Barton Health is proud

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Nutrition and menopause

March 11, 2019 — What does menopause have to do with nutrition? Possibly, quite a bit. New research suggests what women eat may determine when they enter menopause. A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health found that after tracking more than 35,000 women for four

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Top 5 exercises to train your abs and core

March 8, 2019 — Even though there is a 6-foot high snow bank outside of your window, summer will be here before you know it. You've been covered up in layers of clothing all winter, but soon you'll be back on the beach — usually before you're ready. One

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Canned food myths debunked

March 5, 2019 — The affordability of canned foods entices many people to stock up on the essentials. However, there are some people who still harbor concerns about the safety of canned foods. Getting to the truth about canned foods can assuage some of those concerns and help those

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Understanding the jargon of health insurance

March 1, 2019 — The world of healthcare can be confusing to navigate. Before the prevalence of health maintenance organizations and various other health and wellness insurance groups, obtaining medical assistance involved going to the doctor and then paying the bill. But today people must navigate copayments, coinsurance, deductibles,

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Expanding care to address the local opioid crisis in South Lake Tahoe

February 25, 2019 — A recent study by Barton Health identified substance abuse as a leading health concern in our community. To address the local opioid crisis and help those struggling with substance abuse, a new Medication-assisted Treatment (MAT) Program is now available to patients and their families. This

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Is your exercise routine causing your back pain?

February 22, 2019 — You may have heard this over and over again: "Exercise will eliminate your back pain." You go to the chiropractor or doctor for back pain solutions and they tell you to start exercising. You begin an exercise program and now your condition is worsened. And

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Stay mentally fresh during the workday

February 20, 2019 — Energy levels tend to ebb and flow throughout a typical workday. A cup of coffee may provide some caffeine-infused spark in the morning, but a big lunch can squash energy later in the afternoon. Waning mental sharpness as the workday progresses can compromise productivity, making

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Improve life expectancy with some healthy habits

February 19, 2019 — "Who Wants to Live Forever" is a song that appeared on the 1986 album "A Kind of Magic" by the rock band Queen. The song often sparks conversation about the potential benefits of immortality. Immortality may not be possible, but many people aspire to improve

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Nutrition for a healthy heart

February 15, 2019 — Besides being known for bringing candy hearts and lots of snow, February is National Heart Health Month. Heart disease is identified as the leading cause of death in both men and women by the Centers for Disease Control. In addition to screenings that can be

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Topics to discuss before going under the knife

February 14, 2019 — Many people will find themselves on a surgeon's table at one point or another. Professional athletes who get injured frequently and, of course, surgeons may be accustomed to the surgical wings of hospitals, but the general public has no such familiarity. Perhaps due to that

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Nighttime snacking best bets

February 11, 2019 — Calorie-conscious individuals may wonder if eating at night or after a certain time can derail their diets and fitness regimens. The jury is still out on whether eating at night can pack on the pounds or not, with various health recommendations contradicting one another. However,

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Team up with the Barton Foundation and Heavenly Mountain Resort to give cancer the boot at Pink Heavenly

February 8, 2019 — The Barton Foundation's inaugural Pink Heavenly event is making tracks to help patients in the South Lake Tahoe area who are fighting cancer. The slopeside fundraising event at Heavenly Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 23, will benefit cancer support services available through Barton Health. Studies

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3 tips to overcome everyday aches and pains

February 4, 2019 — Pain is a significant concern for many people. Estimates from the International Association for the Study of Pain suggest that one in five adults across the globe suffer from pain. Pain can affect anyone, even people who have not been in an accident or suffered

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Train smarter: The best lower body exercises

February 1, 2019 — When you first walk into the gym on "LEG DAY" it can be a bit overwhelming. Just the term "LEG DAY" by itself is intimidating. "Where do I begin? Glutes? Quadriceps? Hamstrings? Should I train my abs and core first? How many sets? How many

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Assessment: Mental health, substance abuse top health-related issues in South Lake Tahoe

January 31, 2019 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Mental health and substance abuse are among the top health-related issues in the South Shore community, according to Barton Health's 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment. The findings are not necessarily a surprise, as those issues have ranked toward the top

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Make your favorite foods healthier

January 30, 2019 — After the whirlwind of the holiday season, the season of resolutions takes over. Many people to resolve to live healthier, and they may not have to give up their favorite foods to do so. Research from the National Institutes of Health suggests American adults between

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Strategies for managing stress

January 28, 2019 — Stress is an issue that knows no geographical boundaries. The Regus Group reports that stress levels in the workplace are rising, with six in 10 workers in major global economies experiencing increased workplace stress. Workers forced to take on too much work or those tasked

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