Author shows link between climate change, health in new book


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In a world where climate change has become a hot topic as a result of increasingly common environmental disasters, physicians Paul Auerbach and Jay Lemery aim to shift the conversation from the environment to health impacts with their new book “Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health.”

Auerbach, a Los Altos resident, and Lemery, from Colorado, said they coined the term “enviromedics,” defined in the book as “the effects, consequences, and study of the impacts of environmental change upon human health.”

Couples Counseling: Childproofing your marriage post-baby

 

Babies should come with a warning label that says: May be hazardous to your marriage.

Staying Active: How exercise counters cognitive decline

Research and clinical studies from several disciplines of science have recently revealed that increased physical activity reduces aging effects that slow down the brain as well as mobility.

So how does physical fitness add up to 10 years of a more active lifestyle and 36 percent more brain efficiency to seniors’ quality of life?

Passion Fit: Reduce risk of breast cancer via exercise, nutrition

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s important to understand the risks associated with the disease and what can be done to reduce them.

According to breastcancer.org, approximately 12 percent of women – that’s one in eight – in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime, and 250,000 women are expected to be diagnosed in 2017 alone. While these statistics are concerning, my goal as a yoga and wellness instructor is to educate, motivate and develop a sense of empowerment to create or maintain the lifestyle needed for risk reduction and prevention purposes. Exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits could prevent 25-30 percent of cases of breast cancer, according to many studies.

Postpartum depression fairly common in new mothers

Motherhood – we romanticize it and expect each new mother and baby to bask in its golden glow. But for one in seven mothers, depression and anxiety during pregnancy or baby’s first year are an unexpected and unwelcome part of becoming a mom.

What are postpartum depression and anxiety? What are the symptoms and causes? How are they different from the “baby blues”?

Helping seniors improve balance and reduce the number of falls


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Physical therapist Kim Gladfelter helps a patient with strength and core excercises, a regimen she said can help seniors with balance.

Seniors are more susceptible to falls than younger people. A variety of factors contribute to the increased danger of older adults losing their balance and taking a tumble that could cause a broken bone or head injury.

The following information aims to help family members make a senior’s environment safer and learn to ask the right questions when visiting a doctor.


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