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.

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.

Macular degeneration: What to do when the lights fade


Few authors understand the challenges of fading vision as well as Peggy R. Wolfe.

Yoga vs. Pilates: Which exercise regimen is right for you?


When deciding whether yoga or Pilates would better suit your individual exercise needs and preferences, consider the different benefits they offer.

Dermasweep treatment proves ideal for brides


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Skin treatments like Dermasweep can be useful for stressed-out brides. Esthetician Marjan Kashi recommends facials or herbal peels as well, which help people of all skin tones to look and feel healthy. Courtesy of Marjan Kashi

One of the primary things a bride thinks about on her wedding day is how her skin looks when she’s walking down the aisle, both for photos and for that man waiting at the altar.

According to reports, 13 percent of brides-to-be experience social anxiety during the wedding planning phase and the wedding itself, which can lead to stress and unhealthy skin. How can a bride ensure this does not happen? Try a Dermasweep treatment.

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.


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