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Healthy menu tips for dining out
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...


Types of tissue you can donate
Types of tissue you can donate

July 20, 2019

The decision to become an organ donor is a selfless act that quite often saves lives. Many people sign up to be organ donors, but those same people may not know that they also can...



Effects of stress on your body
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...


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

July 15, 2019

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...




Be aware of cold water immersion
Be aware of cold water immersion

July 2, 2019

Summer is here and after a snow-packed winter, locals and visitors alike are ready to get out and enjoy Lake Tahoe. Whether out on the water, lounging on the beach or hiking to a rock...


Strategies to reduce young athletes’ injury risk
Strategies to reduce young athletes’ injury risk

June 28, 2019

Sports can make a profound impact on the life of a young person. Stanford Children’s Health, a Bay Area-based pediatric and obstetric health care system that offers comprehensive clinical services, notes that children who participate...


Make your food go further
Make your food go further

June 26, 2019

Each year, the typical American family tosses out $2,275 worth of food and beverages. About 15 to 20% of the produce we buy is wasted. But as we all know, eating a diet full of...


Ten doctor-recommended holistic treatments for depression
Ten doctor-recommended holistic treatments for depression

June 25, 2019

About 17.3 million adults in the U.S. will suffer from a major depressive disorder in any given year. That is approximately 7.1% of the entire adult population … and what’s worse is that the majority...


Keep your teens active this summer
Keep your teens active this summer

June 19, 2019

Summer’s here, and the lure of sleeping in and no schoolwork can be hard for teens and tweens to stay mentally and physically active. Here are some ideas to keep them busy throughout the summer...


Facts about breast feeding

June 18, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization recommend that infants be exclusively breastfed for about the first six months of their lives. However, the organizations’ recommendations differ slightly in regard to how...


Correlation between migraines, depression and anxiety
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...


Sports performance training and the student athlete
Sports performance training and the student athlete

June 12, 2019

The growing popularity of sports performance training for 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...


Six health screenings to help men prevent disease
Six health screenings to help men prevent disease

June 7, 2019

June is Men’s Health Month. Don’t let heart disease, stroke and other serious health conditions sneak up on you. Instead, visit your doctor for regular checkups — even if you’re feeling well. During your visit,...


Improving community health
Improving community health

June 5, 2019

This week, June 2-8, is Community Health Improvement Week; a national celebration recognizing the hard work of local care providers to improve their community’s health. Barton is committed to providing quality care and staying focused...


Leading causes of oral cancer
Leading causes of oral cancer

June 3, 2019

Cancer is a difficult disease to comprehend, particularly in regard to what causes it. However, certain risk factors play key roles in the development of cancer cells in the body. With cancers of the oral...


Teens and children: The forgotten mourners
Teens and children: The forgotten mourners

May 31, 2019

In the wake of losing a loved one, our lives are turned upside down. The grief process is amplified with youth, who may not have coping skills to help them process death. Teens and children...