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  • Understanding the Flu and Flu Vaccine

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014


    Dr. Lance Orr, MD Flu season is underway. Misconceptions about the flu prevent people from taking the proper precautions. For example, being out the in cold does not cause the flu. Here are a few more...


  • Barton Hospital Seeks Community Input

    Monday, December 1, 2014


    South Lake Tahoe, CA – Barton Memorial Hospital is seeking community volunteers to serve on the Patient and Family Advisory Council. Formed this year, the council is comprised of patient and family ad...


  • Patty Olson Receives Spirit of Philanthropy Award

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014


    Patty Olson South Lake Tahoe, CA – Every year, the Barton Foundation recognizes a philanthropist that stands out above the rest. This year, the Foundation has selected Patty Olson as the beneficiary o...


  • ‘Tis the Season to Give and Celebrate

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014


    Stateline, NV – The sixth annual Barton Health Festival of Trees and Lights will take place December 3 through 7 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. Locals and visitors alike are invited to a...


  • Understanding Emergency Medicine

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014


    It’s the rush to solve an important mystery: What does the patient seek medical care for? What steps are needed for a diagnosis? It’s the urgency to help someone in need: How can I best help this pati...


  • Prop 46 is Manipulative to Voters

    Thursday, October 23, 2014


    California Proposition 46 is costly and deceiving to voters. It would increase costs for patients, deter doctors from practicing in California, and threaten patient privacy. The consequences are also ...


  • Girl Scout Gives Back to Patients in Need

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014


    Sarah Novak Girl Scout Troop 607 My Girl Scout Gold Award project is called "Easy Access Books," mini-library program. The project began after realizing the difficulty for community members without pe...


  • Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014


    Kyle Swanson, MD Ski season is around the corner. As an orthopedic surgeon, I see many skiing and snowboarding related injuries. Consider the following tips to avoid preventable injuries and actively ...


  • Cocktail Contest Draws a Thirsty Crowd

    Thursday, September 25, 2014


    --> South Lake Tahoe, CA – Last night, September 24, was a festive and lively evening at the 5th annual Barton Foundation Signature Cocktail Contest. More than 200 people came down to Riva Grill to sa...


  • Advance Directives – Should You Have One?

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014


    There may come a time in your life when you become injured unexpectedly or are too sick to make health care decisions for yourself. Who do you want to make medical decisions for you? What type of life...


  • Should Your Child Take a Sick Day?

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014


    Knowing when to send your student to school or daycare and when to keep him or her home can be a tough judgment call—especially in the rush of a weekday morning. When you’re wondering how sick is too ...


  • Patient Brings Cancer Care to Our Community

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014


    Since 2008, South Lake Tahoe resident, Rick Robinson has been fighting his battle with cancer. Throughout his care, he traveled to Truckee, CA for radiation and chemotherapy, as well as participate in...


  • Concussion Awareness: It’s Not Just a Headache

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014


    With fall and winter sport seasons upon us, concussion awareness is a timely topic. But concussions are not only a sports-related injury! A concussion can occur from a fall on the head, whiplash in a ...


  • Proposition 46: A Harmful Direction for Patients

    Friday, September 12, 2014


    Clint Purvance, MD, Chief Medical Officer Backers of California Proposition 46 claim it will protect the patient and reduce patient harm. While the initiative argues patient safeguards and seems well-...