It is often said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In South Lake Tahoe, the same could be said about keeping kids healthy. October is National Farm to School Month, and in South Lake Tahoe, the UC Cooperative Extension CalFresh nutrition education program has partnered with Barton Health and Lake Tahoe Unified School District to implement Harvest of the Month, a statewide initiative that motivates students to make healthier choices and brings fresh, in season produce to all South Lake Tahoe elementary schools. (SouthTahoeNOW.com)
Barton Health was recently awarded five “Best Performance” awards for nursing care by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC). They recognized Barton’s excellence in providing safe, high quality health care with zero instances of hospital-acquired pressure injuries and infections patients can develop while hospitalized. (SouthTahoeNOW.com)
Construction is underway on Barton Health’s new health and sports performance center after a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
“We are changing the face of healthcare in our community,” said Chris Proctor, administrative director of Barton Health’s Tahoe Center of Orthopedics. “We are moving from a traditional, reactive healthcare model focused on treating illness to providing guidance and support on the front end with wellness and prevention services.” (Tahoe Daily Tribune)
One of the biggest issues in the United States when it comes to medication is patients refusing to take their pills or forgetting the correct dose, but new smart pills that track and alert patients may improve the percentage of people sticking to their plans.
That’s what Proteus Digital Health is hoping will happen with their new ingestible smart pills, capable of sitting in the stomach for weeks and alerting patients when they need to take their medication. (readwrite)
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