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Healing the heel: Top solutions for mitigating foot pain


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The plantar fascia can become inflamed, stressed or damaged when the soft tissues of the foot are overused, causing heel pain.

We live in a fast-paced and busy world. Taking time off for an illness or injury can be stressful or even panic-inducing. When people wake up and discover sudden heel pain disrupting their ability to walk comfortably, they often think, “How fast can I get pain relief and walk freely again?”


Mental health problems rampant among 'friends'

 

The average Facebook user has 338 Facebook friends. Generally speaking, these are 338 people with whom a user is at least passingly acquainted.

Restoring pelvic health after having a baby

If childbirth is one of the proudest life achievements for many women, it doesn’t come easy. Nearly half of all women endure urination leaks a year after childbirth, according to a 2015 study. Others suffer injuries or scars that interfere with sexual enjoyment or cause lingering pelvic and back pain.

Tips for maintaining a healthy living environment

With warnings about environmental hazards and harmful chemicals in the daily news, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by potential health threats. Below are some simple steps you can take to create a safer and healthier environment for your family.

LAHS student launches international website on mental health


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Months after founding the website TeenzTalk, Ghaffari, second from left, spoke with international teens at the Yale program about methods to overcome stress.

When Nadia Ghaffari went to Yale University this summer for a global program for high school students, she made friends from countries such as Pakistan and Ghana. They discussed more than TV shows and Snapchat, though – they also shared their experiences with mental health.

“We talked about issues of stress and pressure,” said Ghaffari, a junior at Los Altos High School. “I realized it’s not just here, it’s a worldwide issue.”


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