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Restoring pelvic health after having a baby

If childbirth is one of the proudest life achievements for many women, it doesn’t come easy. Nearly half of all women endure urination leaks a year after childbirth, according to a 2015 study. Others suffer injuries or scars that interfere with sexual enjoyment or cause lingering pelvic and back pain.

Tips for maintaining a healthy living environment

With warnings about environmental hazards and harmful chemicals in the daily news, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by potential health threats. Below are some simple steps you can take to create a safer and healthier environment for your family.

LAHS student launches international website on mental health

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Months after founding the website TeenzTalk, Ghaffari, second from left, spoke with international teens at the Yale program about methods to overcome stress.

When Nadia Ghaffari went to Yale University this summer for a global program for high school students, she made friends from countries such as Pakistan and Ghana. They discussed more than TV shows and Snapchat, though – they also shared their experiences with mental health.

“We talked about issues of stress and pressure,” said Ghaffari, a junior at Los Altos High School. “I realized it’s not just here, it’s a worldwide issue.”

Los Altos High group helps local clinics

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Los Altos High’s Medical Outreach Volunteers for Everyone collects medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers and raises funds to donate to local clinics.

A student group at Los Altos High School has worked with local medical clinics to provide equipment for the past two years – and students continue fundraising to expand their efforts.

Members of Medical Outreach Volunteers for Everyone (MOVE) support their mission with summer fundraising.

Kick start the school year with effective health strategies

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According to Dr. Karin Wertz, pediatrician at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, preparing children for the school year includes establishing good eating and sleeping habits.

Whether your children are just starting kindergarten or simply moving up a grade, back to school is a great time to review their medical needs and ensure that they get off to the best start for a healthy school year.

Help your child look forward to school by talking about it as an exciting opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones, and to learn new and interesting things. Following are a few suggestions.

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The Town Crier welcomes letters to the editor on current events pertinent to Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Mountain View. Write to us at 138 Main St., Los Altos 94022, Attn: Editor, or email editor Bruce Barton at bruceb@latc.com. Because editorial space is limited, please confine letters to no more than 200 words. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Anonymous letters will not be printed.

You can also have your say right here at losaltosonline.com – scroll to the bottom of any story to add a comment. 

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