Barton Health Adds Urology Services to the North Shore

Barton Health Adds Urology Services to the North Shore

Incline Village, NV –Barton Urology services are now available in Incline Village.  Dr. Bradley Anderson, a board-certified urologist, will see men, women, teens, and children for a wide range of urologic conditions. He is trained in the da Vinci® Surgical System and can perform minimally invasive surgical procedures for prostate cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder […]

Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It

Want To Remember New Names? Sleep On It

Boston, MA…A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers an additional reason to get a good night’s sleep. In a closely controlled study of fourteen participants, researchers found that they were significantly better at remembering faces and names if they were given an opportunity to sleep for up to eight hours […]

Utah Resident Dies from Plague

Utah Resident Dies from Plague

Salt Lake City, UT…Utah public health officials have confirmed that an elderly resident died from plague earlier this month. This is the first Utah resident to be diagnosed with plague since 2009.  Plague is a rare, life-threatening, flea-borne illness that is maintained in a rodent-flea transmission cycle. Species such as prairie dogs, black footed-ferrets, squirrels, […]

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

California Department of Public Health Investigates Second Case of Human Plague

Sacramento, CA…California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith announced that the department has been notified of a presumptive positive case of plague contracted by a recent visitor to California from Georgia. Confirmatory testing is being conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prior to becoming […]

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Former President Carter’s Cancer Battle Moves To Brain ~By John Hamilton

Atlanta, GA..Former President Jimmy Carter held a press conference this morning to deliver the news that his cancer has spread to his brain. He has four small melanoma lesions on his brain and begins his first radiation treatment this afternoon. He was upbeat, positive, honest and at times humorous 39th President of the United States […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

President Obama’s Weekly Address: What You Need To Know About Ebola

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody, hello! (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Welcome to the White House. The executive order I’ll sign in a few minutes is one that’s good for workers, it’s good for responsible employers, and it’s good for the middle class. That explains the folks who are standing […]

CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway

CDC and Frontier Airlines Announce Passenger Notification Underway

Dallas, TX…On the morning of Oct. 14, the second healthcare worker reported to the hospital with a low-grade fever and was isolated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms. Because of […]

Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in a Health Care Worker

Texas Reports Positive Test for Ebola in a Health Care Worker

Dallas, TX…A healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ laboratory. The patient was isolated after the initial report of a fever and remains so now. Confirmation testing at the Centers for Disease […]

Tahoe Crawfish Feast Meets Muscle Fest at Montbleu, August 23

Tahoe Crawfish Feast Meets Muscle Fest at Montbleu, August 23

Stateline, Nev. — A outdoor feast with the main course arriving straight out of Lake Tahoe and an indoor muscle and fitness protein fest will be the ultimate flex and fry events of the summer, Aug. 23 at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. (http://www.montbleuresort.com) The second annual Boil ‘n Fry Day Festival is Lake Tahoe’s version of an […]

Hospital Rewarded by Medicare for High Quality Patient Outcomes

Hospital Rewarded by Medicare for High Quality Patient Outcomes

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Barton Memorial Hospital has received notification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that it will receive an additional .5 percent in Medicare reimbursement for its high performance scores in patient care.  Barton Hospital was compared to other hospitals nationally for its work in quality outcomes, patient safety and […]