As the winter months grow nearer, days shorten and darkness sets in, many individuals suffer from signs of the winter blues, or more clinically termed as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Symptoms of sadness, low energy and decreased motivation settle in, especially in the months of Decembe…
“All or nothing” is a pretty common belief that influences our behaviors when it comes to diet, exercise and other wellness patterns. We believe we either have to be all in to move the needle and make a difference, or, conversely, if we can’t be all in, we often decide investing in our healt…
The County of Santa Clara Healthcare System plans to open a new Valley Health Center serving the North County region in 2024.
I used to love “fall back” – when daylight saving time ends – because I was able to get an extra hour of sleep on that Sunday.
If you despise exercise, it’s not your fault. Many people have an experience with “exercise” early on in their lives that negatively impacts their relationship with movement.
The negative effects of greenhouse gas emissions are often linked with natural disasters, heat waves and cold snaps, pollution and rising sea levels. But greenhouse gas emissions don’t only occur at the industrial level – they often occur in the home.
Barbara Peterson of Los Altos has been teaching Jazzercise for a whopping 43 years, and some of her students have taken classes for just as long. Jazzercise, a form of workout that blends elements of dance, Pilates, resistance training, yoga and kickboxing, is a lifelong commitment for many.
The subject of suicide and discussion of it draws wide differences of opinion among mental health experts and laypersons. For some, it’s a topic to talk about in the open, to acknowledge the growing numbers of attempts – particularly among teens – to effectively address and engage in prevent…
As a behavior analyst with a doctorate specializing in autism and intellectual disability, I have worked closely for many years with families of children with severe autism. Many of these parents, especially mothers, have shown me their bruises, bite marks and other injuries caused by the ag…
El Camino Health hired Deanna Dudley as its new chief human resources officer, effective Sept. 11.
Physical therapy can help digestive health.
Santa Clara County health officer Dr. Sara Cody announced Friday that the county would be offering updated bivalent boosters starting as soon as this week, once supplies arrive.
When doctors unexpectedly diagnosed Los Altos Hills resident Arun Anantharaman with glioblastoma multiforme, he and wife Geetha faced the daunting task of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the complex disease.
Pilates is a low-impact, core-strengthening program that is safe regardless of your current health and age. Pilates movements resemble a mix of yoga and bodyweight exercises that can be done on a mat in your living room. But for the full experience, I recommend working with an instructor who…
When Pfizer’s antiviral COVID-19 treatment, Paxlovid, first deployed earlier this year, local hospitals had a very limited supply for their highest-risk cases. That has changed – pharmacies throughout the region are now well stocked with Paxlovid.
As wearable technology has improved to track more than just steps and heart rate, recreational users and medical professionals alike are left with reams of data to sift through, from electrocardiograms to sleep statistics.