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Peninsula Wellness Centre breaks ice with cryotherapy treatment

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Chris Watson, D.C., right, of Peninsula Wellness Centre observes as patient Frank Kohlweiss undergoes a whole body cryotherapy treatment for psoriatic arthritis.

Chiropractor Chris Watson welcomed a new addition to his Peninsula Wellness Centre in Mountain View in November – a Juka cryotherapy machine designed to help people with myriad health problems from arthritis to sports injuries.

After trying the Juka unit himself, Watson began allowing patients into the cylindrical chamber and now has approximately 50 patients using the treatment, which employs extreme cold temperatures to help reduce inflammation and pain. The process, known as whole body cryotherapy, uses nitrogen gas in a round chamber to cool the body for two and a half to three minutes, dropping temperatures inside from -150 to -300 F.

Early diagnosis of skin cancers boosts cure rates

Courtesy of Patti Wong, M.D.
Precancers can develop on the lip, indicated by the whitish rough area on the side of the lower lip.

It can be difficult to determine when a pimple is not a pimple or when a skin growth should no longer be ignored. Sometimes the signs are subtle, with the only clues a change on the skin, the persistence of a growth or an area that won’t heal.

Outdoor training amps up in Mountain View

Focused Integrated Training Boot Camp in Mountain View opened March 2 with the aim to kick up outdoor exercise in Mountain View.

Your Health

Los Altos area aims to head off measles before it starts

Above Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier; Below Image Courtesy of CDC
A sign at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation warns visitors of measles risks.

Measles is ferociously infectious, and local health-care providers are working to make sure that the disease doesn’t get a foothold in the Los Altos area.

Oh, my aching feet: Combating common conditions

Most people experience foot pain at some point in their lives. This is understandable, because a foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. Plus, we jam our feet into narrow shoes and then run, jump or stand on them all day.

What can you do?

Get educated

• Measles is a serious viral infection that presents with fever, respiratory symptoms and rash.

• The measles virus is highly contagious and can be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing.

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