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LA resident organizes fundraiser for rare metabolic disease

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More than 100 guests attended the organization’s Family Day in the Garden House at Shoup Park.

For young people coming to grips with a rare disease, Los Altos’ Shoup Park proved a haven of sorts June 17.

The California Coalition for PKU and Allied Disorders hosted approximately 90 guests, including 25 with PKU (phenylketonuria), at a Family Day fund- raiser and picnic.

Sports tips emphasize kids' safety

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Encouraging children to walk or bicycle to school can instill lifelong healthy habits.

Establishing healthy exercise habits for children is more important now than ever before.

Obesity has more than doubled in children – and quadrupled in adolescents – over the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.

PhysioFit offers relief for mothers with blocked milk ducts

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Ultrasound therapy and massage can help relieve blocked milk ducts in breastfeeding mothers.

More than 200,000 cases of blocked milk ducts occur annually in nursing mothers in the U.S., according to WebMD.

The new science of romantic love

Romantic love: It’s a mystery. It’s ecstatic. It’s painful. It’s confusing. It’s unreliable. But what exactly is it?

Sitting disease: How the modern world stops us from moving

Consider this: Americans are spending 13 hours per week on the internet and 34 hours per week watching TV. Children in school are told to sit still. Office workers sit in front of their computer screens all day, even during lunch.

CSA connects families with fresh, nutritious food

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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.

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