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.

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.

Improve your golf swing with physical therapy

As any experienced golfer would tell you, developing a strong and consistent swing is critical to playing a good game.

Why women get heartaches

All too often, a woman gets an ache in her chest and doesn’t know what to think. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women. But chest pain can be caused by other culprits, leaving women wondering what to do.

Sweet research: Does local honey really work for allergies?

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Honey may not be the allergy cure-all that folk wisdom purports it to be.


I’ve always liked the idea that consuming raw, local honey could reduce seasonal allergies.

Couples counseling: What's new and why it finally works


Couples counseling has been around a long time, but it always seemed to have a major flaw. You might even call it a dirty little secret. The problem was that it did not seem to be working. Or more accurately, it wasn’t working well.

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