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Los Altos area aims to head off measles before it starts

Above Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Below Image Courtesy of CDC
A sign at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation warns visitors of measles risks.

Measles is ferociously infectious, and local health-care providers are working to make sure that the disease doesn’t get a foothold in the Los Altos area.

Oh, my aching feet: Combating common conditions

Most people experience foot pain at some point in their lives. This is understandable, because a foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. Plus, we jam our feet into narrow shoes and then run, jump or stand on them all day.

What can you do?

Get educated

• Measles is a serious viral infection that presents with fever, respiratory symptoms and rash.

• The measles virus is highly contagious and can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.

Annual 'Scarlet Night' fundraiser benefits South Asian Heart Center

The South Asian Heart Center at El Camino Hospital has scheduled its seventh annual “Scarlet Night: An Affair of the Heart” fundraiser 6-11 p.m. March 14 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.

Proceeds from the event, which includes dinner, a casino, an auction and dancing, support programs aimed at helping the South Asian population prevent heart attacks and early-onset diabetes.

You are what you eat: Cookbooks offer nutritious recipes

You are what you eat. It turns out that old adage is true. Eating well is important at all stages of our lives, but as we get older, past indulgence can creep up on us in the form of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint pain, cancer and more. Chronic illness made worse by a bad diet not only shortens lives, it also makes the time we have more difficult.

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