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CSA connects families with fresh, nutritious food


Courtesy of Community Services Organization
CSA staff load groceries to take to Castro Elementary School as part of a new outreach program for children and families enrolled in the free and reduced lunch programs at Castro and Mistral schools.

Maureen Wadiak has worked in the Silicon Valley community for more than 20 years and has a blunt message on the connection between good eating and health policy.

“Eating healthier means fewer doctor’s visits,” she said.

Doctor provides strategies for surviving seasonal allergies


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Pollen from blooming weeds, such as this oxalis bloom in Los Altos Hills, can cause allergies.

Do you greet spring with renewed energy and excitement or with a restocked arsenal of antihistamines and tissues? Does summertime entail a full slate of outdoor activities or mean you’ll be standing on the sidelines with itchy eyes and a runny nose?

If you’re like millions of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies while other folks are out hiking, biking and barbecuing with nary a sniffle, you’re stuck feeling downright miserable. But the more you know about seasonal allergies and how to manage them, the better your odds of making it through the warmer months more comfortably.

Dermasweep treatment proves ideal for brides


Courtesy of Marjan Kashi
Skin treatments like Dermasweep can be useful for stressed-out brides. Esthetician Marjan Kashi recommends facials or herbal peels as well, which help people of all skin tones to look and feel healthy. Courtesy of Marjan Kashi

One of the primary things a bride thinks about on her wedding day is how her skin looks when she’s walking down the aisle, both for photos and for that man waiting at the altar.

According to reports, 13 percent of brides-to-be experience social anxiety during the wedding planning phase and the wedding itself, which can lead to stress and unhealthy skin. How can a bride ensure this does not happen? Try a Dermasweep treatment.

Yoga vs. Pilates: Which exercise regimen is right for you?


When deciding whether yoga or Pilates would better suit your individual exercise needs and preferences, consider the different benefits they offer.

Macular degeneration: What to do when the lights fade


Few authors understand the challenges of fading vision as well as Peggy R. Wolfe.

South Asian Heart Center gives cultural connection to heart health


Courtesy of El Camino Hospital
The South Asian Heart Center’s recent fundraising gala, “Scarlet Masquerade,” drew a celebratory crowd to Mountain Winery in Saratoga. The event generated more than $300,000, enabling doctors to better examine the cadiovascular health of the South Asian population.

El Camino Hospital’s South Asian Heart Center did something a bit different for its “Scarlet Masquerade” fundraiser March 22.

The 11-year-old community health center switched the annual event, often held at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to Saratoga’s Mountain Winery this year. It was the center’s way of celebrating the community it serves.


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