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  • Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

    Ingredients: 1 can (15 oz) organic pumpkin 1 package extra firm tofu 1/3 cup light agave 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ¼ tsp salt • cinnamon Grated dark chocolate (optional) Directions...

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  • Fall in Love With Your Bike Fit

    Enjoying the fall foliage from the seat of your bicycle is a fun and healthy way to breathe some crisp autumn air while listening to the rustling of leaves beneath your tires. Even though your beach d...

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  • Preparing Your Body for Winter Sports

    Winter is fast approaching, leading many of us to think about getting back to skiing and snowboarding in the season ahead. As we dust off our gear, now is the time to do some basic physical maintenanc...

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  • Acupuncture and Chronic Pain

    Addictive opioid painkillers are often prescribed for pain, but researchers state opioids only offer modest effects for chronic, non-cancer pain. Meanwhile, acupuncture is a safe and effective method ...

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  • Edamame Greek Salad

    Ingredients: 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 16 oz. shelled edamame 1/4 tsp salt and pepper 2 chopped romaine hearts 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1 cucumber, sliced 1/2 cup crumbled fe...

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  • Prepare Children for Sleep

    Young children need plenty of quality sleep each night but meeting that goal can be a struggle for parents. In preparation for school, adjust your bedtime a few weeks before the first day. Tips to mak...

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  • A Great School Lunch is in the Bag

    Trying to save money? Improve your children’s health? Or maybe a little of both? Packing school lunches is a great way to help your wallet—as well as your kids’ health. As you’re filling their lunch s...

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  • Chickpea Ranch Salad

    Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1/3 cup lite ranch dressing 2 Tbsp chopped pickled jalapeno 1 Tbsp white-wine vinegar 1/4 Tsp ground salt and pepper 3 cups rinsed chickpeas 1/2 cup diced celery 1/4 diced ...

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  • Four Tips to Avoid Summer Sports Injuries

    By: Caroline Barichievich, PT, MSPT, CSCS, and Alan Barichievich, MS, PT Summer sports are a great way to stay active and maintain physical distance while enjoying some fun in the sun. Don’t let commo...

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  • Avocado Toast

    Ingredients: 2 slices of whole grain bread 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cored 2 eggs (optional) Pepper Directions: Toast bread. Mash avocado and spread on toast. Cook eggs over medium heat in pan. Top t...

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  • Sports Injury Prevention Tips

    People who take part in regular activities can develop overuse injuries when they push their bodies past the limit. Make sure to get the most out of your summer activities by taking care of your body....

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  • Work from Home Wellness During COVID-19

    Many people are working from home to help limit the spread of COVID-19. This adjustment can be difficult, and lead to feelings of isolation, frustration or anxiety that can impact your mental health. ...

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  • Safer Grocery Shopping with COVID-19 Concerns

    While getting groceries to make food at home is essential, grocery shopping can be a high-contact situation these days. Passing by people in the aisles, touching food items that have possibly been tou...

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  • Keep Healthy with Good Hygiene

    With the domestic spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is advising the public that the best way to protect yourself and others is to avoid the risk of...

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  • Keep in Shape to Keep Hitting the Slopes

    While warmer temps are on the horizon, the mountains are still receiving snow—which means spring skiing. After a great day on the slopes, we’ve all had those body aches that make you wonder: Why am I ...

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  • Grilled Veggie Kebabs

    Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil or aqua faba 1/4 cub balsamic vinegar 2 cloves minced garlic 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 16 cherry tomatoes 12 mushrooms 1/2 red onion, cut into chunks 1 zucchi...

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  • Barton Performance: Restore Well

    Welcome to heart health month! A huge piece of having a healthy heart is managing stress. Take a minute to notice how your stress levels are. Begin With Self Awareness Why is this important? “I teach ...

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  • Eating for Heart Health

    The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology emphasize a healthy, nutritious diet to play a tremendous role in lowering risk for heart attack and stroke. Plant-based and Mediterra...

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  • Easy Burrito Bowl

    Ingredients 1 cup uncooked brown rice 1 cup salsa 3 cups lettuce, chopped Juice of 1 lime 1 (15 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 1 avocad...

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  • Be You, Only Better

    It's important to take care of body, mind and spirit to get the most out of the Tahoe lifestyle. Injuries can derail plans to enjoy the great outdoors or our favorite indoor activities. But, an injury...

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  • Baked Buttercup Squash

    Similar to acorn squash, buttercup squash is a winter squash that can be roasted, baked, or mashed. Try this simple recipe for a tasty, fiber-filled treat! Recipe Summary: Preparation Time: 50 minutes...

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  • Beat The Winter Blues

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a category of depression that emerges in different seasons of the year. Typically, people may experience symptoms in the fall that increase in the winter months du...

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  • Artichoke-Cranberry Stuffing

    Add flavor and fiber to this year's Thanksgiving feast with a new stuffing recipe! Recipe Summary: Preparation Time: 1 hour Number of Servings: 10 Ingredients: 8 artichokes (medium size), prepared and...

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  • Recipe: Fall Harvest Salad with Blue Cheese

    We’ve all heard the old saying “ an apple a day keeps the doctor away”….while this advice shouldn’t be taken literally, apples offer dozens of health benefits and happen to be at peak flavor and fresh...

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  • Find Breast Cancer Early

    Changes in your breasts - whether you're a man or woman - can be an indicator of breast cancer or other medical issues. It's important to be self-aware of what is normal for your breasts, so you can s...

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  • Manage Your Post-Op Pain

    Chronic pain, if not controlled, can perpetuate and contribute to other physical and mental ailments. Additionally, any sleeplessness/ sadness stemming from chronic pain can also lead to a dependence ...

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  • Spot Signs of Concussion

    As children get back into fall sports, be aware of signs and symptoms of mTBI (mild Traumatic Brain Injury). A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow or jolt to th...

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  • Get Outside!

    The average American spends 93% of their time indoors (including commuting) and an average of 10 hours a day in front of a screen. A recent study shows the benefits of outdoor "green" exercise: Reduce...

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  • Restore Your Body

    Take care of your body to keep active - learn how to restore muscles properly, get a massage, use a hot/cold pool, or try acupuncture. Be aware of how your body is feeling and how it is moving with a ...

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  • Here Comes The Sun

    Summertime means sunshine and warm temperatures, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad for you. Overdo the sun exposure, and you may wind up with a painful sunburn - and long-term skin dam...

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  • Make An Indoor Herb Garden

    Try making an herb garden to grow in your kitchen - herbs are a great way to add flavor to your cooking without adding sodium or fat! Supplies Wide-mouth mason jars Rocks, gravel, pebbles, or marbles ...

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  • Date, Cashew & Sesame Balls

    Nuts are antioxidant powerhouses. Eating nuts may help reduce the risk of coronary artery disease, lower cholesterol and triglycerides, and reduce inflammation and promote healthy aging. Take these Da...

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is very common and a nagging problem for many. Two million people a year suffer from plantar fasciitis. By definition, it is inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick band of fibr...

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  • Spring Vegetable Pasta or Rice

    Ingredients 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 large shallot, minced (about 1 cup) 1 lb. fresh asparagus, woody ends discarded and cut into half-inch pieces (about 4 cups) 2 cups fresh or frozen peas 2 t...

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  • The Disease-Fighting Power of Plants

    Evidence shows the benefits of a plant-based include preventing, arresting and sometimes reversing chronic diseases. March is National Nutrition Month, so it's the perfect time to learn about the bene...

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  • Lentil and Rice Stir Fry

    Legumes like lentils, peas and beans are a great plant-based source of protein, iron and fiber! Try this Lentil and Rice Stir-Fry for a healthy, plant-based meal today! Makes 6 1/2 cup servings Lentil...

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  • Eat Your Way to Heart Health

    Support your heart with these nutrient-dense foods. Eating foods known as phytosterols can lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol.  These include Brussels sprouts, peanuts, almonds and wheat germ. Foods h...

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  • Golden Apple Oatmeal

    Warm up and get going in the morning with this cozy, heart-healthy Golden Apple Oatmeal. Ingredients: 1 golden delicious apple, diced 1/3 cup apple juice 1/3 cup water Dash of cinnamon Dash of nutmeg ...

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  • Avoiding Injury During Winter Sports

    Common winter sport injuries from skiing and snowboarding include sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures. Often, these injuries occur at the end of the day, as people try to get in one more ski...

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  • Setting A New Year's Resolution?

    Follow a Health Coach's tips on setting a goal and action items for success: Define your long-term health goals.  Keeping in mind the good you are doing for your health and body will help you sta...

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  • How to Achieve the Optimal Health You Want

    By, Adriana Covell,CN,HHP and Nancy Laurenson, MSc. NBC-HWC Are you ready to make some new choices for your health? Do you struggle with how to make a change or are unsure how to do it for the long te...

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  • Planting The Seed

    Planting The Seed: Change up your healthy eating habits by employing a plant-based diet by Kaleb M. Roedel You are what you eat. It’s an old adage we’ve heard throughout our childhood and adult l...

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  • When Physical Therapy Ends

    There's no need to become a couch potato just because your doctor's prescription for physical therapy has run out. The American Council on Exercise has suggestions on how to transition from physical t...

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  • Broccoli and Walnut Salad

    Nuts provide a host of health benefits, including lowering cholesterol levels, reducing risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, and lower insulin needs for people with diabetes. This...

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  • Living With Chronic Pain

    Almost one-fifth of Americans battle crippling, chronic pain. The United States consumes about 80% of the world's opioid supply and 99% of the hydrocodone supply. These medications are effective in th...

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  • Get Some Vitamin D with Your Workout

    Warm weather is beckoning you to take your workouts outside. But, keep in mind that exercising outdoors is different from breaking a sweat in the gym. Take the following precautions  when moving ...

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  • You Only Get One Body

    June is Men's Health Month and taking care of your body throughout your life is more than just hitting the gym. Preventative health screenings from your physician can catch abnormalities before they t...

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  • Asparagus Cashew Pilaf

    A favorite recipe of the Barton Dietary Services team, this recipe incorporates spring's seasonal asparagus into an easy-pleasing pilaf and features cashews for a textural crunch! Asparagus Cashew Pil...

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  • Big Meadows Hike

    There are several lakes accessible from the Big Meadows Trailhead off Hwy 89 in South Lake Tahoe. Grab your hiking boots, water, some sunscreen (maybe bug spray too) + a buddy to hit the trails! 1. Bi...

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  • Confused about Healthy Eating

    With so many diets and eating plans to chose from, deciding which plan is best for you can be challenging. Follow a diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains, and also incorporates low-...

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  • Be Thankful, Be Happy!

    Thanksgiving reminds us to be thankful, but wouldn't it be amazing if we could adapt the same positive internal psychology every day? Research has proven that people who are more grateful take better ...

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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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