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…

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.

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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…

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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…