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Epidermal discourse: What your skin can tell about your health

You may notice spots, bumps, dryness or itchiness on your skin and wonder whether it’s simply a normal part of aging or perhaps a sign of an underlying disease.

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Books untangle cholesterol management

Cholesterol is making headlines again.

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New ECH study supports patients enduring pancreatic cancer chemo


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El Camino Hospital is conducting a dose-escalation safety study using RenovoRx’s Los Altos-manufactured catheter, RenovoCath.

El Camino Hospital in Mountain View enrolled its first patient earlier this month in a new safety study of a catheter that delivers targeted chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

RenovoCath – manufactured in Los Altos by RenovoRx – brings fluids to targeted sites in the peripheral vascular system. The dose-escalation safety study evaluates the delivery of the anticancer drug Gemcitabine, directly infused into the arteries that supply blood flow to the area of the pancreatic tumor. The therapy is being tested in patients with cancer that cannot be surgically removed from the pancreas.

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From the Italian coast to your California table


217;s kid-tested, family-approved 30-minute Italian Tomato and Basil Roasted Fish recipe invites the savory flavors of the Mediterranean to spice up West Coast fare.Courtesy of Andy Kavanagh

For parents and kids, cooking is the perfect family experience – and one of the most important health skills a child can develop.

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Preventing digital eyestrain


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Digital eyestrain can occur when you sit closely in front of a computer screen for long periods of time.

Do you spend hours each day sitting in front of a computer or personal device screen? When you finally break away, do your eyes feel tired and your vision a bit blurry? If so, you’re not alone.

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Cancer survivors march toward strength, hope via Relay For Life


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Cancer survivors Eileen Chun, left, and Marilyn Labetich build strength at Curves of Los Altos.

Two local women took steps toward cancer recovery by caring for themselves and celebrating alongside each other.

Eileen Chun and Marilyn Labetich, both longtime Los Altos residents, spoke this month at the Curves of Los Altos fundraising kickoff for Relay For Life of Los Altos. The annual event is slated 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 13 at Egan Junior High School, 100 W. Portola Ave.

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Navigating the road map to healthy skin


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Marjan Kashi of Pure Serenity Skincare at Rancho Shopping Center joins the Town Crier’s stable of Your Health columnists.

Achieving beautiful, healthy skin is not a sprint, but a marathon. An esthetician helps clients to navigate effectively to the finish line.

My goal as an esthetician is to create a road map for a journey where the final destination is radiant and rejuvenated skin. The route may require a few stops along the way, so we have to determine how to get on board.

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