Hyperpigmentation is discoloration of the skin caused by unregulated overproduction of melanin in the epidermal or dermal layer of the skin. Hyperpigmentation commonly presents as sunspots, birthmarks or melasma – those blue-gray or brown patches or freckle-like spots.

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The Mountain View Whisman School District had an opportunity to stress-test its COVID protocols during the first three days of school last week as infections acquired in the community appeared on campuses.

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Mature and aging skin is really not related to our actual age; rather, it has much to do with our lifestyle choices, habits and environmental influences. Mature and aging skin can lack luminosity and firmness. It can appear dry and dull with deep wrinkles, pigmentation and age spots.

An injury or illness can impair your ability to perform even the most mundane daily tasks – getting out of bed, putting on your seatbelt or walking up a flight of stairs. And when even simple tasks become a struggle, you can imagine how challenging it is to keep up with the more demanding ac…

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The sweaty togetherness of in-person gym visits has returned for many in the area, but it hasn’t been a one-size-fits-all homecoming. As some celebrate unmasking and others track variants with concern, local exercise studios have been experimenting with how clients want to work out together …

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Kindbody, the new women’s health clinic that opened at 4756 El Camino Real in Los Altos this spring, offers the modern buffet of fertility treatments, such as IVF and egg freezing, but extends its focus on reproductive health to gynecology, wellness and focused LGBTQ+ care.

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With summer around the corner and the uncertainties of the pandemic lingering, many of us have struggled with weight gain due to stress eating and bouts of inactivity. Many chose various crash diets or extreme detoxification programs to treat the problem, ultimately creating a shift in their…

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Cognoa, a Palo Alto-based pediatric behavioral health startup, recently received U.S. Food and Drug Administration marketing authorization for its first-of-its-kind autism diagnosis aid, Canvas Dx.

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As we continue to progress through the pandemic, and California prepares to reopen June 15, many employees will be returning to the office in the summer or fall. While these are positive changes as we work toward finding our new normal, for many, they are prompting stress, anxiety, fear and …

Eliza Ridgeway/Town CrierJean Carmichael’s raised garden beds became a hangout for daily flocks of birds, drawn to her Covington Road backyard.