Women’s heart health focus of upcoming El Camino Health forum

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Graphic Courtesy of Dr. Jane Lombard and American Heart Association
Dr. Jane Lombard of El Camino Health’s Women’s Heart Center plans to present the above graphic at Saturday’s Heart Forum. The chart shows more cases of heart disease deaths among women than men from approximately 1985 to 2013. “WHI” stands for “Women’s Health Initiative” (a national long-term study launched in 1991) and “HRT” stands for “hormone replacement therapy.”

For years, heart disease was seen primarily as a man’s problem. But it’s very much a woman’s concern as well. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., accounting for one in every five female deaths. And until about 2013, more women than men were dying of heart disease.

Historian’s talk, book highlight local region’s Black pioneers

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Jan Batiste Adkins

Capitalized, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” is a political statement. Lower case, “Black lives matter” is a passion, especially to local historian, lecturer and author Jan Batiste Adkins.

MV mayor determined to preserve diversity, help city through pandemic

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Vice President Kamala Harris has nothing on Ellen Kamei when it comes to diversity.

Song Gardeners hope to plant seeds of positivity through music

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Courtesy of the Song Gardeners
Mary Gospe, from left, Chris Day and Corrie Dunn are members of The Song Gardeners, a local group finding success on the New Age charts.

Three Los Altos residents with a passion for music and gardening have joined together to create their own band, The Song Gardeners.

Former Los Altan proves human-animal connections are two-way street

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The theme for this year’s Silicon Valley Reads program is something many people may be lacking during the pandemic – connecting.

Brockovich to speak at POST event next week

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Environmentalist and consumer rights activist Erin Brockovich will headline the Peninsula Open Space Trust’s Wallace Stegner Lecture, scheduled 7 p.m. Tuesday online.

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