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Strategies to get kids to exercise

June 18, 2018 — Exercise is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. That's not just true for adults, but for children and teenagers as well. Parents concerned about their kids living sedentary lives may have more to worry about than they know. According to a 2017 study published

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Seeking the perfect diet

June 13, 2018 — What is the perfect diet? Keto? Paleo? Vegan? To juice fast or not to juice fast? With so much contradictory information out there, how do you know which diet is truly the ideal diet for you? They all promise miraculous, life changing results like weight

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Sports performance training and the student athlete

June 10, 2018 — The growing popularity of sports performance training young athletes has never been stronger. This is leading to parents and coaches seeking professional training and education for their child. For those that are active there is a danger that this is leading to too much competitive

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Free sports physicals for local student athletes

June 7, 2018 — Even though school is almost out for the summer, if you have children that play sports it's time to start thinking ahead to next year. Staying active promotes our community's mental and physical well-being; that's why Barton doctors and caregivers are donating their time to

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Embracing Early Summer: According to TCM

June 6, 2018 — It is the custom in North America and Europe to break the year into four seasons, but if we truly think about how many changes take place from spring to summer to fall, you could consider the summer months, as much of the Eastern world

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Banish mosquitoes from your yard

June 4, 2018 — Time spent in the backyard on spring and summer afternoons and evenings contributes heavily to the popularity of these times of year. Many homeowners go to great lengths to make their outdoor living spaces as luxurious as possible, only to be bothered by uninvited and

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Advances in dental technology make implants safer than ever

June 1, 2018 — Dental implants have a long, successful history of replacing missing teeth. For decades, dental surgeons have placed implants and achieved good results. New advances in dental technology take those results from good to great! How Dental Implants Work Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry by creating

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Advances in dental technology make implants safer than ever Copy

May 30, 2018 — Dental implants have a long, successful history of replacing missing teeth. For decades, dental surgeons have placed implants and achieved good results. New advances in dental technology take those results from good to great! How Dental Implants Work Dental implants have revolutionized dentistry by creating

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Foods to help fight anxiety

May 30, 2018 — There are lots of obvious foods and drinks that we know to exacerbate anxiety: caffeine, too much sugar, alcohol … but what if we could eat our way to being calm instead of fueling the symptoms? Refined sugar, while giving us that initial high, can

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Understanding factors that can contribute to fatigue

May 27, 2018 — Women serve many roles each day. From mothers to employees to spouses, women must perform a balancing act that can lead to fatigue as a side effect. According to recent research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, women are more likely than

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Are you reaching your full potential?

May 26, 2018 — The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his

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Bird near South Lake Tahoe tests positive for West Nile virus

May 25, 2018 — El Dorado County officials have confirmed the first positive test of West Nile virus in a bird in 2018. The bird, a Steller's jay, was collected on May 7 in the South Lake Tahoe area, according to county health officials. Confirmation of the virus means

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Everyday practices to counteract anxiety: Part 2

May 23, 2018 — In the first part of this series we talked about the prominence of overwhelm in today's society and how more and more people are finding themselves stuck in "fight or flight" mode, leading to an unprecedented amount suffering from chronic illness. In caveman days, this

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Compassion satisfaction

May 18, 2018 — Those of us prone to experiencing compassion satisfaction work in helping professions such as teaching, nursing and social work. Compassion satisfaction, identified as the gratification we experience from helping others, is often achieved when we, as caregivers, develop an emotional and physical balance within our

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Gear up for summer with Barton Health bike fitting

May 16, 2018 — Being ready to enjoy summer on your bike doesn't only mean getting or being fit, it includes having your bike fit. With temperatures warming up, this is the perfect opportunity to get your bicycle ready for the season! Anyone who enjoys riding should have their

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Acknowledging anxiety triggers: Part 1

May 11, 2018 — Do you ever wake up with a tight chest feeling like you can't quite catch your breath? Have you found yourself immobilized in a busy street while the world rushes on around you? Are there days when you notice that you can't seem to calm

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Brain Health Leadership Club at STHS

May 9, 2018 — During Mental Health Awareness Month – and every month! – National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) honors those who address mental health issues in their community. I am proud to see South Tahoe High School students, educators and Lake Tahoe Unified School District staff pilot

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Screening methods that can detect cancer early

May 8, 2018 — Cancer does not discriminate based on race, gender or age, and many people have been or know someone who has been diagnosed with this potentially deadly disease. Cancer is often unpredictable, but many cancers can be found in the early stages before they have had

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Which dental specialists should you see?

May 6, 2018 — We all know that maintaining good dental health is important — it affects our teeth and jaw, our ability to chew, and our smiles. But it also affects our overall health! Therefore, regular visits with dental professionals are important for maintaining physical health throughout our

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Posture and movement for a safer, easier birth

May 3, 2018 — A woman inhabits her body in a new way during pregnancy. A change we might be most familiar with is the foods she desires and emotions she experiences. Her growing belly will also shift the way her body relates to gravity. Hormones will loosen the

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