Fri04292016

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MEDS supports healthful lifestyle in South Asian population


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Cesar Molina, M.D., FACC, co-founder and medical director of El Camino Hospital’s South Asian Heart Center, marks a decade of successes in education, assessment and research.

By all appearances, Nickhil Jakatdar was healthy.

The Los Altos Hills resident, 43, didn’t smoke or drink alcohol. He exercised regularly and watched what he ate. When his wife signed him up for a screening at El Camino Hospital’s South Asian Heart Center, he anticipated “stellar” results. Instead, the assessment placed him in the red.

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Book, lecture advise on taming celiac disease and other gut distress

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that afflicts the gut. Those with the disease may suffer the woes of gas, bloating, diarrhea and other digestive problems.

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How to control those acne breakouts


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Esthetician Marjan Kashi recommends light therapies and chemical peels to reduce the risk of acne breakouts.

If you’re tired of over-the-counter products that typically take weeks to cure acne, consider three pain-free treatments that offer better, faster results.

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PAMF doctor provides tips to support weekend warriors

You sit at your desk most of the day. On the weekends, it’s finally time to get outside and let loose – maybe for a long hike, a bike ride or a few hours shooting hoops with friends.

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Think twice before taking a multivitamin

Conventional wisdom says that we don’t always make the best food choices, so we should cover our bases with a multivitamin. After all, it can’t hurt, right?

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ECH named one of nation's 100 top hospitals

Truven Health Analytics named El Camino Hospital one of the 2016 100 Top Hospitals and one of 17 Everest Award winners.

Truven Health evaluated nearly 3,000 hospitals using risk-adjusted methodologies to analyze public information.

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Health briefs

Forum addresses teen mental health

The Children’s Health Council has scheduled the presentation “It Takes a Village: A Community Meeting with Expert Panelists on Teen Anxiety, Depression and Suicide” 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the council’s office, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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