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'One From the Heart' benefits Pathways

Pathways Home Health & Hospice has scheduled its 25th annual “One From the Heart” Awards Breakfast fundraiser 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

The event, which raises funds for health care services and honors leaders in health care and philanthropy, attracts nearly 650 supporters and has generated more than $5 million since its inception.


October signals start of Medicare's open enrollment season

The Medicare open enrollment period began this month and runs through Dec. 7.


Tips for packing a nutritious school lunch

Packing children’s lunches can be a guessing game for parents. Will they eat it? If you pack veggies, will they throw them untouched into the trash can? Is packing sugary, unhealthful foods the only way to get something in your child’s stomach during the school day?


Stanford offers books, lecture on understanding the psychology of pain

Americans are in pain, according to a new analysis from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.


Los Altos family backs The Big Idea

Courtesy of Chris and Jennifer Bridgman
Los Altos natives Chris and Jennifer Bridgman support The Big Idea, a clinical research project that could impact the daily lives of people suffering from spinal cord injuries.

Above all else, Chris and Jennifer Bridgman are heartened.

In the five years since Chris suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, the Los Altos couple has pursued a cure for the injury doctors said would be permanent.


When do 'the blues' cross into depression?

It’s normal to feel sad occasionally, and most of us get “the blues” from time to time. But how can you tell when a blue mood has crossed over into depression?


Pediatric dermatologist covers common rashes and how to treat them

When an uncomfortable-looking rash suddenly develops on your child’s skin, you may immediately be concerned and consider heading to the doctor. A variety of skin rashes are common during childhood, and many can be cared for with over-the-counter medications while carefully observing your child at home.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatric dermatologist Amy Gilliam, M.D., answers questions about the most common rashes to help guide you on when you can watch and wait – and when you should head to the doctor.


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