Your Health

Tips for living a long, healthy life

While there may not be a fountain of youth, there are many things you can do to improve your chances for a long, healthy life. Following are a few tips broken down into four major phases of life.


Mountain View health guru thinks outside the box

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Cub Snacks founder Andy Kavanagh is on a mission to mail nutritious snacks to families in the Bay Area and beyond through Cub Snacks, his new subscription-based company.

Meet Andy Kavanagh: a health food and fitness enthusiast who claims to spend way too much time reading nutrition labels and worrying about ingredients.

“My passion has always been trying to get people to eat healthier,” said the Mountain View resident. “The best way to start that is with kids.”


Epidermal discourse: What your skin can tell about your health

You may notice spots, bumps, dryness or itchiness on your skin and wonder whether it’s simply a normal part of aging or perhaps a sign of an underlying disease.


Books untangle cholesterol management

Cholesterol is making headlines again.


New ECH study supports patients enduring pancreatic cancer chemo

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El Camino Hospital is conducting a dose-escalation safety study using RenovoRx’s Los Altos-manufactured catheter, RenovoCath.

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View enrolled its first patient earlier this month in a new safety study of a catheter that delivers targeted chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

RenovoCath – manufactured in Los Altos by RenovoRx – brings fluids to targeted sites in the peripheral vascular system. The dose-escalation safety study evaluates the delivery of the anticancer drug Gemcitabine, directly infused into the arteries that supply blood flow to the area of the pancreatic tumor. The therapy is being tested in patients with cancer that cannot be surgically removed from the pancreas.


From the Italian coast to your California table

217;s kid-tested, family-approved 30-minute Italian Tomato and Basil Roasted Fish recipe invites the savory flavors of the Mediterranean to spice up West Coast fare.Courtesy of Andy Kavanagh

For parents and kids, cooking is the perfect family experience – and one of the most important health skills a child can develop.


Preventing digital eyestrain

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Digital eyestrain can occur when you sit closely in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Do you spend hours each day sitting in front of a computer or personal device screen? When you finally break away, do your eyes feel tired and your vision a bit blurry? If so, you’re not alone.


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