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Microbiota supports healthy digestion and more

For most of the previous century, when people thought about bacteria and other microbes, they considered them dangerous or pathogenic. Indeed, in the early part of the 20th century, Americans were rightly concerned about the real risk of dying from tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera and other diseases caused by bacterial infection.

DermaSweep: New skin treatment 'vacuums' away years

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DermaSweep, a noninvasive treatment, offers a gentle microsurfacing effect that encourages collagen remodeling.

Everyone wants radiant skin, but the keys are discovering how to attain and maintain it. DermaSweep MD is one route to take on the journey toward a vibrant complexion.

Gut instincts: The real reason behind your upset stomach

This is the first in a two-part series on stomach pains and problems. Look for Part 2 in next month’s Your Health section, scheduled for publication Aug. 19.

Pacific Stroke Association program seeks to support survivors, family

Stroke, the No. 1 cause of adult disabilities, impacts nearly 795,000 individuals annually. To increase awareness about stroke and support stroke survivors and their family caregivers, the nonprofit Pacific Stroke Association hosts the “Here & Now” program, which offers educational and inspirational talks.

The series is scheduled on an ongoing basis at the Little House Activity Center, 800 Middle Ave., Menlo Park, in collaboration with Peninsula Volunteers Inc.

Tips for living a long, healthy life

While there may not be a fountain of youth, there are many things you can do to improve your chances for a long, healthy life. Following are a few tips broken down into four major phases of life.

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