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Healthy Tahoe: Cycle through the fall colors at Lake Tahoe

October 10, 2019

In October, Lake Tahoe explodes with color. Quaking aspen dominate the display with splashes of gold, orange, and burgundy — though cottonwoods, willows and meadow grasses also offer colorful hues. For an exhilarating glimpse of...



Barton Health welcomes new community pediatrician

October 7, 2019

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Barton Health recently announced Dr. Michael Doyle, F.A.A.P., is practicing at Barton Pediatrics, located in South Lake Tahoe. Doyle has been providing medical care for the past 26 years in...



Working out: How to start exercising at home

September 3, 2019

A healthy diet and an active lifestyle are great ways to achieve a healthy weight and good overall health. Many people no doubt associate exercise with fitness centers and gym memberships. While gyms certainly are...


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...


Chronic migraines: Know the symptoms and treatment options

August 30, 2019

Migraine headaches are moderate to severe headaches lasting anywhere from two to 72 hours. Migraines reoccur in those who suffer, oftentimes starting during childhood with little or no reprieve. These headaches are characterized by pulsating...


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...


Prevent blisters while hiking

August 23, 2019

Hiking is a popular sport that takes people into the great outdoors on a regular basis. Hiking over varied terrain and up inclines and down declines is a great way to push the cardiovascular system...


Foods that promote healthy hair and skin

August 21, 2019

Millions of people across the globe deal with conditions that affect the skin and hair. Acne is a skin and hair ailment that, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, is the most common skin...


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...


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....