Making connections: Audiologists hear the call for help locally and abroad

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Pacific Hearing Service audiologists Jane Baxter, back, from left, and Deborah Clark bring their audiology services pro bono to communities around the world such as Zambia, above.

Multiple celebrations are in order for Pacific Hearing Service.

As the business celebrates its 40th year at 496 First St. in Los Altos, it is expanding into the office space next door and its new nonprofit organization is up and running.

Out of joint: What you should know about knee pain

If you are one of the 23.7 million Americans experiencing knee pain that affects your ability to walk comfortably, turn or bend, there are treatments that can help you postpone knee or hip replacement surgery while you continue to exercise and enjoy an active life.

The most common cause of knee pain disabilities in the U.S. is arthritis. Statistics from Tufts Medical Center reveal that at least 31 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis, a condition in which joint cartilage wears out and breaks down, causing the rubbing of bone against bone. Another 5 million Americans, mostly women, suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

Treating individual depression with relationship counseling

Depression. Just the word can cast a pall even if you are not depressed. To a person suffering from depression, life may be colored by a gray or even black cloud.

Local doctor honored on 'Today' show for saving son's life

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Grady Hofmann, 14, left, nominated his father, Dr. Rusty Hofmann, as a "Phenomenal Father" after he saved Grady’s life by donating his bone marrow.

On Father’s Day, Rusty Hofmann, M.D., was not only celebrated as a great dad by his family, he also was recognized nationally on the “Today” show.

The Los Altos resident was one of the dads featured on the NBC morning show’s “Phenomenal Fathers” segment. His 14-year-old son Grady nominated Hofmann for the honor – and with good reason. Hofmann saved Grady’s life by donating bone marrow to him.

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.

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?

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