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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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Local water systems routinely test water all the way from its source to the kitchen tap, and new water rules reflect a local response to Flint’s lead crisis. Substantial lead exposure from other sources has been identified in parts of Oakland and San Jose, but blood lead testing – the measure of whether lead from a multitude of sources is entering children’s bodies – occurs in only some children locally, and is reported unevenly across the region.

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