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.
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?
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.
You may have heard stories about women who crank up the air conditioner in the middle of winter or cry at the drop of a hat. Stories about hormone imbalance have become so common that it’s easy to start thinking that it’s normal. But it’s not.
As an Irish Catholic, the thought of consuming a golden stack of maple-syrup-soaked pancakes triggers a moral guilt buried deep within me. I almost have to find the nearest confession booth and repent the time spent on such hedonistic daydreams.
Although people’s spirits will certainly be lifted from the rejuvenating effects of a summer vacation, their skin may not be quite as happy.