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Your Health

Overcoming stigmas about mental illness

“What will people think of my high blood pressure?”

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Dentistry center hosts Smiles for Troops event


Photo courtesy of Peninsula Center of Cosmetic dentistry
Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry will host its second Smiles for Troops event on Veterans Day. The event offers military members free dental care.

Military veterans who have returned from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible to receive free dental care on Veterans Day at the Peninsula Center of Cosmetic Dentistry’s second Smiles for Troops event.

The practice, located at 99 Third St. in Los Altos, specializes in cosmetic dentistry, IV sedation, dental implants, Invisalign orthodontics and general dentistry.

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If the right shoe fits, wear it


PhotoS BY ELLIE VAN HOUTTE/Town Crier
Before selecting a shoe with the proper structure, support and shape for a client, Adam Kemist examines foot flexibility, takes measurements, r and discusses the fit.

We really don’t appreciate our feet enough. They get us to work, to school, to the gym and everywhere in between without asking for a single thank you.

The perfect shoe is one of the many ways you can give back to your feet and make a difference in your life. Many people don’t realize how much a particular pair of shoes can affect how they walk, stand and feel throughout the day.

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New procedure offers noninvasive option for fat reduction


Courtesy of Dr. Patricia Wong
A patient relaxes while receiving a CoolSculpting treatment that freezes subcutaneous fat.

You may have looked in the mirror and noticed that if you could get rid of a few bulges here and there, your former body from college could emerge.

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Recognizing the telltale signs of osteoporosis


Courtesy of Kim Gladfelter
Resistance exercises like weightlifting can help people with osteoperosis reduce their bone loss.

You may be unaware just how much osteoporosis can affect your quality of life until you sustain a fracture. In fact, a fracture resulting from an impact that normally would not be enough to cause an injury may be your first sign of a problem.

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Depression is not a normal part of aging and should be taken seriously

Depression is not a normal consequence of aging.

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Practicing sun sense


It is easy to enjoy the beautiful summer weather we have here in the Bay Area. Soaking up the sunshine makes us feel good and, in the right amounts, is good for us. Too much sun, however, poses a danger to our skin.

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