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Los Altos family backs The Big Idea

Courtesy of Chris and Jennifer Bridgman
Los Altos natives Chris and Jennifer Bridgman support The Big Idea, a clinical research project that could impact the daily lives of people suffering from spinal cord injuries.

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.

When do 'the blues' cross into depression?

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?

Pediatric dermatologist covers common rashes and how to treat them

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.

Why do some women suffer more from perimenopause?

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Marina Rose, D.C., provides personalized results for women suffering from symptoms of perimenopause.

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.

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