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Yoga aficionados pull up a chair


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Yoga of Los Altos instructor Cheryl Acheson, left, leads a Chair Yoga class.

Yoga of Los Altos recently introduced a new class that keeps students on the edge of their seats: Chair Yoga.

According to instructor Cheryl Acheson, the class is open to anyone who may need to spend extended hours in a seated position – travelers on long airplane flights, deskbound office workers, people recovering from injuries and seniors with limited mobility.


Helping hands: Book details treating problems with critical appendage


It’s easy to take our hands for granted, but when something goes wrong with them, we realize what amazing instruments they are.

One of the most productive and sophisticated structures of the human body is also one of the most essential for daily life. It’s hard to imagine getting through a day without the use of our hands. From opening doors to typing on computers, brushing teeth and driving cars, hands are how we make our way through the world.

Sleep your way to a happier, healthier and thinner you

Do you often feel grumpy and sluggish? If so, it may have something to do with how well you sleep. Research shows that quality of sleep has a huge impact on mood, energy level and body weight.

Acid test: What everyone should know about heartburn

The mainstream medical approach to treating heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease involves taking acid-blocking drugs that reduce the symptoms.

El Camino Cancer Center expands services and programs


Photos Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
Hospital officials cutting the ribbon for the new center include, from left, hospital President and CEO Tomi Ryba, Cancer Center medical directors Dr. Shane Dormady and Dr. Shyamli Singhal, and Cancer Center Executive Director Dolores Esparza.

The thousands of cancer patients treated annually at El Camino Hospital will soon have expanded options with the upgraded Cancer Center, scheduled to open this month in a new location.

The $5.5 million expansion in Oak Pavilion on South Drive in Mountain View nearly doubles the size of the center’s current 6,000-square-foot suite in Melchor Pavilion, down the street.


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