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Should you take vitamins?

Many Americans regularly take vitamin supplements, but do they provide true health benefits?

Program aims to increase stroke awareness

Stroke, the No. 1 cause of adult disabilities, impacts nearly 795,000 individuals annually. To increase awareness about stroke and support stroke survivors and their family caregivers, the nonprofit Pacific Stroke Association hosts the “Here & Now” program, which offers educational and inspirational talks.

The series is scheduled on an ongoing basis at the Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, in collaboration with Peninsula Volunteers Inc.

Heart attack survivor cherishes life after near-death experience

Photos Courtesy of Tim Pierce
Los Altos Hills resident Tim Pierce, right with emergency medical responder Steve Crowley, suffered a heart attack in May.

After what Tim Pierce went through recently, no wonder he tries to cherish every moment as if he’s living on borrowed time.

More than a month after a massive heart attack nearly killed him, the Los Altos Hills resident said his life has been forever altered by what happened to him that fateful day in May. He can’t forget the incredible pain he endured or the miraculous efforts of neighbors, emergency responders and doctors who saved his life.

Microbiota supports healthy digestion and more

For most of the previous century, when people thought about bacteria and other microbes, they considered them dangerous or pathogenic. Indeed, in the early part of the 20th century, Americans were rightly concerned about the real risk of dying from tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera and other diseases caused by bacterial infection.

DermaSweep: New skin treatment 'vacuums' away years

Courtesy of Marjan Kashi
DermaSweep, a noninvasive treatment, offers a gentle microsurfacing effect that encourages collagen remodeling.

Everyone wants radiant skin, but the keys are discovering how to attain and maintain it. DermaSweep MD is one route to take on the journey toward a vibrant complexion.

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