North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements
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Tahoe City Sports Park open
The Tahoe City Sports Park is open for the season with 3 kilometers of groomed trails for skating and striding. Season passes are on sale for $49. The complimentary walking loop is also packed for snowshoers and walkers. The Sports Park is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with night skiing, sledding, bar and restaurant every Saturday, 5-8 p.m. throughout the winter. The Sports Park as well as the Bar and Restaurant will be open every day Dec. 20- Jan. 5. The Winter Sports Park offers equipment rental and daily trail passes, with local’s discounts. Visit http://www.tahoexc.org/tcsportspark.
Get the Girls Out at Sugar Bowl
SheJumps invites outdoor loving females to join them at Sugar Bowl Resort for an inaugural International Women’s Ski Day. Take your skis/board/monoski/skiblades, your favorite ski costume, and stoke to Sugar Bowl Resort on Dec. 14 at 8:30 a.m. Lift tickets and rentals provided at discount by Sugar Bowl Resort so don’t worry if you’re missing any of the essentials. Sugar Bowl Resort is located at 629 Sugar Bowl Road, Norden. Cost: $20-$55 lift tickets. Contact: Erinna McCarthy at Erinna@shejumps.org.
Protect yourself from cold and flu
Intravenous Vitamin C, or “Myers Cocktail” can knock illness back and keep you going. Either a push or a drip, 5-10 grams of Vitamin C with B-vitamins and minerals is known to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Followed with homeopathic echinacea and /or Engystol to boost the non-specific immune defense system. Catch the illness early and the IV works even as fast as over night. Dr. Ann Sura has used IV Vitamin C for 15 years to treat flu and illness, such as chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Get your Happy Hour B12 shot, cost is $20. Try an add-on for $5 (B-complex and folic acid). Happy Hour, 4-5:30 p.m., Dec. 17. Naturamed, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, call 530-546-0400 or visit http://www.naturamedtahoe.com.
Clearwater Day Spa open house, benefit
Clearwater Day Spa in Tahoe City is throwing a Client Appreciation Party on Dec. 18, 5-8 p.m. The spa will also be a hub for donations to Tahoe SAFE Alliance on that day and throughout the month. Celebrate the season with drinks, appetizers, and raffle prizes. Keeping with the holiday spirit, donations for Tahoe SAFE Alliance include everyday household items or find a wish list on Clearwater’s Facebook page or http://www.Clearwatertahoe.com. There will be drinks, appetizers, massages, a raffle, and 20 percent off all products. Clearwater Day Spa is located at 690 North Lake Blvd., Ste.1-2, Tahoe City. Call 530-583-3141 for information.
Join the American Red Cross
Are you looking for a way to meet new people and give back to your local community? Become a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Join the monthly meeting and find out how you can become part of the Red Cross team. The next meeting will be held at the Truckee Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Emergency Services Coordinator Tami Martin at 916-709-3416 or Tami.Martin@redcross.org for information.
Radon: What you don’t know could hurt you
The 2014 monthly lecture series from UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center begins Jan. 28 with a presentation on the dangers of radon. Eric Matus of the Nevada Radiation Control Program will lead a public lecture titled “Radon: What you don’t know could hurt you” beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that naturally emanates from rocks, soil and water. Unfortunately, radon can accumulate in a home and can cause serious health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 21,000 people in the United States die from radon-induced lung cancer each year — more than those who die from drunk driving, falls in the home, or secondhand smoke.
Matus will present an overview of radon, where radon originates, where it’s found, what it can do to you, how to test for it and what to do if your home has a radon problem. Free test kits will be offered to Nevada residents.
Eric Matus is a health physicist with the State of Nevada Radiation Control Program, within the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. He assesses and controls unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. He holds a B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Science from UNR, and studied health physics at Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.
For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
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