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  • Artichoke-Cranberry Stuffing

    Recipe Summary: Preparation Time: 1 hour Number of Servings: 10 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 0.5 Ingredients: 8 artichokes (medium size), prepared and cooked as directed for whole 2 cup c...

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  • Summer Is Good for the Soul - And the Heart!

    Summertime living is easy - but for your heart, the warmest season of the year can be a challenge. As the thermometer heats up, keep these tips in mind for heart-healthy living this summer. Hydrate wi...

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  • Suggested Health Screenings

    While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and understanding your family's medical history are important factors for determining your health risks, having an annual health care visit is a great opportunity...

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  • February is National Heart Health Month

    As we move through the month of February and are surrounded by signs of love, remember the importance of self-love. Loving yourself through therapeutic methods of wellness presents opportunities to ta...

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  • Mindful New Year's Resolutions

    Mindfulness is a mind-body technique involving awareness of breath, which induces the relaxation response - a physiological response in which blood pressure drops, heart rate slows and stress hormones...

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  • Quick Winter Workouts

    Lift Your Spirits and Burn 200 Calories with Quick Winter Workouts A drop in winter temperature doesn’t mean you have to drop your level of physical activity. Enjoy significant health benefits by stay...

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  • The Gift Of Giving

    As the holiday season approaches, you may already by thinking of the gifts you'll give to your family and friends. Why does giving to others feel so good? According to research, giving to others activ...

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  • To Ice Or To Heat?

    Two simple treatments that have been around for generations - ice and heat - are still the best ways to handle a number of ailments. Doctors today call the treatments thermotherapy. Warmth can relieve...

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  • Is it a common cold or a respiratory virus?

    By Gregory Bergner, M.D.  Colds are contagious viral infections of the nose and throat, causing congestion, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, mild fever, and headache. Cold symptoms te...

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  • Cycle through the Fall Colors

    In October, Lake Tahoe explodes with color. Quaking aspen dominate the display with splashes of gold, orange, and burgundy. Though cottonwoods, oaks, willows, and meadow grasses also offer colorful hu...

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  • Keep Kids Injury-Free During Fall Sports

    Fall sports such as soccer, football, and volleyball are in high gear. As young athletes hit the playing fields, parents and coaches can take steps to prevent player injuries.  In 2013, the Consu...

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  • Limiting Screen Time

    Limiting your children's screen time may be tough - but the effects of too much screen time can be detrimental. Here are some tips to help limit screen time and encourage more physical or creative act...

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  • How to Talk to Your Teen About Drugs and Alcohol

    National statistics say by the time students graduate high school, nearly half will have marijuana or alcohol. The results for South Lake Tahoe are no different – in a survey taken in the 2014-2015 sc...

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  • Plunge into a Water Workout

      The warm summer air and refreshing water of Lake Tahoe beckon you to play. Did you know that you can burn calories faster and tone up quicker in the water than in an air-conditioned gym? Consid...

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  • The Fiery Debate over Electronic Cigarettes

    Some manufacturers promote electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking. But public health experts express concern about their long-term effects, especially on young people. Here are some a...

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  • Play it SUPERHERO safe around water.

    Summertime at Lake Tahoe ramps up the fun! Consider these reminders when kids are looking to make a splash: Watch them like a hawk. Pay close attention when kids are in or near water. Take precautions...

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  • Lake Safety Tips

    It may be hot outside, but Lake Tahoe is cold. The lake’s average surface temperature in July is 63 degrees, but it can drop to 53 degrees just 18 inches below the surface. Here are few tips for a fun...

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  • Lake Tahoe Wildflower Hikes

    Wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin provide a colorful feast for the eyes. You don’t have to be a botanist or an extreme adventurer to enjoy the local flora. Wildflower hunts can be short or long hikes, an...

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  • Winnemucca Lake Hike

    The hike to Winnemucca Lake (4 miles) is great for families, novice backpackers, or those who have little experience hiking in the backcountry. The trail is wide and easy to follow with no steep climb...

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  • Summer: The Season of Experimentation

    Summer is the time of year for teens to stay up late, sleep in, hang out at the lake, and spend time with friends and family. It’s also the time when they're most likely to use drugs, alcohol, and tob...

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  • Benefits of Morning Exercise

    Any time is a great time to exercise though research shows a morning routine has its perks. Reasons to work out first thing: Sleep better. Exercise—especially in the morning—can help regulate your bod...

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  • Men's Health Month

    You pass big and small tests every day - but how often are you testing your health? While maintaining a healthy lifestyle and understanding your family's medical history are important factors for dete...

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  • Dining Out

    Nearly 75% of Americans eat at a restaurant at least once a week. Eating at restaurants too often can take a toll on your health; the trick is to learn how to eat well while dining out: Don't Skip Lun...

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