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.

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 …

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 …

Let’s face it: Pain and sleep aren’t a great mix. People in pain often struggle to fall asleep, wake up frequently throughout the night or fail to enter restorative deep sleep stages once they do manage to get a few Zzzs. This is something I hear about a lot from my patients – especially tho…

Many people turned to outdoor spaces with intensified attention over the past year, seeing the little details of backyards to which they are restricted in an unprecedented way. A decade ago Los Altos resident Jean Carmichael designed her Covington Road backyard with banks of raised beds, a b…

Struggling with problems such as urinary incontinence and pain during sex can be uncomfortable – and not just physically. Many people find it difficult to talk to their health-care providers about these kinds of symptoms. But such conditions are often treatable, especially if they are relate…

In the U.S., heart disease remains the leading cause of death and significantly affects quality of life for many of us. Every year, approximately 647,000 Americans die from heart disease.

When Los Altos resident Jason Lin and fellow Harker School students Helen Li, Claire Luo, Sara Yen and Bowen Yin started working on their COVID-19 vaccine tracker website, they were united by the common goal of better educating the public. Lin said that’s why they created vaccineprogress.inf…

February is American Heart Month, so it’s a good time to take stock of your heart health. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with heart disease in the past few years. And now that we’re in the midst of a pandem…

Starting March 15, Californians of all ages over 16 who have disabilities or certain health conditions will be eligible to make vaccine appointments, the California Department of Public Health�announced Friday afternoon.�Healthcare providers will be allowed to use "their clinical judgement" …

Most of us have heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” The implication, of course, is that sitting too much is actually harmful to your health. What might surprise you, however, is just how detrimental sitting can be. With one in four Americans sitting for eight hours per day or mor…

As COVID-19 numbers continue to soar, and ICU capacity drops below 15%, many counties have imposed tighter quarantine restrictions. Steps taken to slow the surge in infections are having an alarming impact on the number of Americans reporting feelings of social isolation and loneliness.

Among geriatric conditions that increase with age is a common chief complaint of knee pain that affects mobility. For the “oldest old,” getting around is the most common problem. Difficulty doing errands alone and mobility-related limitations are the two most common types of disability for t…

Hepatitis B is often deemed the “silent killer” due to its widespread impact, lethality and, most of all, the fact that many people don’t recognize its severity.