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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.


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.

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.

Women's Caucus, ECH host panel on innovators

The Los Altos Women’s Caucus and El Camino Hospital have scheduled a panel of local health innovators 6:45-8:30 p.m. today in Conference Rooms E, F and G at the hospital, 2500 Grant Road, Mountain View.

Medications and your child

Every day parents come into my office with questions about how medications can safely help their children feel better when they’re sick. Following are a few of the most common questions and answers.

What’s the best way to treat my child’s fever?

Parents are often concerned when their child has a fever and think they’re treating their child’s illness by bringing the fever down. But a little fever can actually be a good thing because it’s the body’s way of fighting off a virus.

The Forum hosts Health Fair June 6


One of more than 60 vendors at The Forum’s Health Fair last year, Anabel Pelham, from left, and Ginger Summit, representing the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence, chat with Forum resident Judie Rodda about senior programs available in Los Altos.
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The Forum at Rancho San Antonio retirement community has scheduled its 12th annual Health Fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 6 in the Community Building at The Forum, 23500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino.

With the theme “The Eight Dimensions of Wellness,” the event will showcase more than 60 displays and exhibits featuring information and resources for seniors. The fair will include fitness and cooking demonstrations, and The Forum’s Wellness Center will offer free cholesterol, blood-pressure and other screenings on a first-come, first-served basis. A Market Place will feature food vendors, wine tasting and music by the Toot Sweet Jazz Band.

Hidden causes of insomnia include blood-sugar imbalance, iron levels

Insomnia is the No. 1 health-related problem in the U.S. More than one-third of the adult population has problems falling asleep or with daytime sleepiness.

Despite all the Internet advice and the prevalence of CPAP machines, the problem is getting worse, not better. The number of adults ages 20-44 using sleeping pills doubled between 2000 and 2004, and reached 56 million in 2008. The number of youth ages 1-19 who take prescription sleep remedies jumped 85 percent during the same period.


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