Mon10202014

Your Health

If the right shoe fits, wear it


PhotoS BY ELLIE VAN HOUTTE/Town Crier
Before selecting a shoe with the proper structure, support and shape for a client, Adam Kemist examines foot flexibility, takes measurements, r and discusses the fit.

We really don’t appreciate our feet enough. They get us to work, to school, to the gym and everywhere in between without asking for a single thank you.

The perfect shoe is one of the many ways you can give back to your feet and make a difference in your life. Many people don’t realize how much a particular pair of shoes can affect how they walk, stand and feel throughout the day.

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New procedure offers noninvasive option for fat reduction


Courtesy of Dr. Patricia Wong
A patient relaxes while receiving a CoolSculpting treatment that freezes subcutaneous fat.

You may have looked in the mirror and noticed that if you could get rid of a few bulges here and there, your former body from college could emerge.

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Recognizing the telltale signs of osteoporosis


Courtesy of Kim Gladfelter
Resistance exercises like weightlifting can help people with osteoperosis reduce their bone loss.

You may be unaware just how much osteoporosis can affect your quality of life until you sustain a fracture. In fact, a fracture resulting from an impact that normally would not be enough to cause an injury may be your first sign of a problem.

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Depression is not a normal part of aging and should be taken seriously

Depression is not a normal consequence of aging.

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Practicing sun sense


It is easy to enjoy the beautiful summer weather we have here in the Bay Area. Soaking up the sunshine makes us feel good and, in the right amounts, is good for us. Too much sun, however, poses a danger to our skin.

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El Camino Hospital offers new transcatheter heart valve therapy

El Camino Hospital has become one of the first facilities in the state to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered high risk for surgery.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Medtronic CoreValve System to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis at high risk for surgery.

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Getting right by eating right: PAMF doctor's book addresses South Asian health risks


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Dr. Ronesh Sinha, a physician at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, promotes healthful living among the South Asian population. His new book, “The South Asian Health Solution,” includes nutritious recipes.

When you think of the South Asian or Asian Indian culture, you may think of nutritious vegetarian diets and stress-reduction techniques such as yoga and meditation. But as this population’s lifestyle deviates from its ancient health wisdom and practices, chronic health issues are on the rise.

Dr. Ronesh Sinha, a Palo Alto Medical Foundation internal medicine physician and Los Altos resident, is author of the book “The South Asian Health Solution: A Culturally Tailored Guide to Lose Fat, Increase Energy and Avoid Disease” (Primal Nutrition Inc., 2014). The book provides a wellness plan for people of South Asian ancestry living in the United States, India and around the world.

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