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.
Gov. Gavin Newsom recently appointed longtime local physician Dr. James M. Healzer to the Medical Board of California.
If you’re pregnant, maintaining a consistent exercise routine is one of the best things you can do for your health – and your baby’s health, too.
Santa Clara County’s collection of youth mental health services will soon get a new addition, the result of a burgeoning partnership between the county and the nonprofits Project Safety Net and Momentum for Health.
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.
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…
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 …
One of the positive outcomes of being quarantined over the past year due to the global pandemic has been spending a copious amount of time with my daughter outdoors.
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.
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…
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.
from Milkos/Dreamstime.comReturning to the office can prompt stress, anxiety, fear and uncertainty for many, but there are steps that can help make the transition easier.
Illustration by Carol Mellberg; Concept by Lyn Balistreri
Courtesy of PhysiofitShoulder pain can often be exacerbated at night, by position, bedding, and the stillness of sleep.
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 …
Some people don’t realize the importance of good mental health until later in life, if at all. Local teens active in the Community Health Awareness Council are prioritizing it in their lives. And it’s already paying off.
Let’s face it: Pain and sleep aren’t a great mix.
Eliza Ridgeway/Town CrierJean Carmichael’s raised garden beds became a hangout for daily flocks of birds, drawn to her Covington Road backyard.
Courtesy of El Camino HospitalNew robotic tools are extending insight into the peripheral lung.
Zoe Morgan/Town Crier File PhotoStudents returned in person to Montclaire Elementary School this month. The transition required emotional thoughtfulness for the kids – and for their parents, too.
Courtesy of PhysiofitWeakness in the muscles supporting the pelvis can be addressed and does not have to be an inevitable result of childbirth or aging.
Courtesy of AjaleGinger and Turmeric are ingredients commonly used to support heart health in traditional medicine.
Screenshot courtesy of Jason LinFive classmates built a platform to show how vaccine protection against COVID-19 has expanded around the United States.
February is American Heart Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your heart health.
Eric He/Town Crier File PhotoA BridgePoint at Los Altos resident receives the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine last month.