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Healthy adrenal glands are key to an easy perimenopause

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
An iris contraction test can indicate levels of adrenal stress.

The classic picture of perimenopause is a woman struggling with hot flashes, irritability, irregular periods and insomnia.

Bar the 'hangry' with kid-approved Nice N Crispy snacks

Andy Kavanagh/Special to the Town Crier
Nice N Crispy bars blend the ease of grab-and-go snacking with the nutritious value of natural ingredients.

It’s been a long day and you’re exhausted. Motivation to cook is at an all-time low, and your family is getting “hangry” – a mood that strikes when hunger makes you angry. Waiting 30 minutes for food delivery is out the door. It’s time to break out the snacks.

'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?

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.

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