Lake Tahoe Articles

Avoid Foot and Ankle Injuries During Winter Sports

By Paul Ryan, MD
The joy of winter is upon us, along with the sports and outdoor activities that come with it. Winter sports are a great way to get some fresh air and have fun during these cold months. However, they can also involve high-speed and high-impact activities, which contribute to many injuries of the foot and ankle. ... Read More

Overcoming Ankle Instability

By Paul Ryan, MD
Winter sports are here, and whether it’s on the basketball court, the slopes or the ice rink, ankle sprains may happen. An ankle sprain is the most common sports-related injury, accounting for 40% of all sport injuries. The good news is that most recoveries can get you back in the game in six to eight weeks. We put... Read More

Eating Right with Diabetes

By Lynn Norton, MS RDN
November is National Diabetes Month, a great time to explore the role that nutrition and lifestyle choices play in our lives. Although eating habits can be difficult to change, simple adjustments can be beneficial to manage diabetes and promote better health. Following a healthy meal plan and being active can help... Read More

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Breast Cancer Screening

By Amanda Weavil, MD
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women after skin cancer. Each person’s cancer risk is different, a combination of our genetics, lifestyle and the environment around us. While a cancer risk like smoking can be avoided, inheriting certain genes that... Read More

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery: Catching the Spirit of the High Sierra in a Bottle

By R. Keith Rugg
Just as the depths of the Lake of the Sky itself hold countless surprises, the Lake Tahoe area also has so much more to offer than initially meets the eye. One example is the Bently Heritage Estate Distillery.  Located in Minden, Nevada, just east of Lake Tahoe, it’s a quick drive over Spooner Summit. Savvy visitors... Read More