Keeping breast cancer awareness in the spotlight this month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is dominating health headlines, the importance of finding a cure for breast cancer looms large, as a diagnosis impacts both physical and emotional health. The Town Crier asked a local esthetician, Terrie Absher of Total Glow, over email about her experience working with breast cancer patients who come to her post-treatment.

Researchers warn of ‘triple threat’ in the fall

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Andrew Yee/Special to the Town Crier
The skies above Los Altos turned orange earlier this month due to smoke from wildfires, which have worsened air quality.

As the calendar shifts to fall and wildfires continue to rage in California, researchers are warning of a potential “triple threat” impacting the health of residents: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, poor air quality from the fires and the incoming flu season.

Stanford researchers see parallels in LA’s prior pop-up parks, Open Streets

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Patrons enjoy a pop-up park in 2013 on the State Street Green, where the Terrible Adult Chamber Orchestra (TACO) performed.

When the city of Los Altos closed off parts of its downtown area to traffic a few months ago as part of the Open Streets program to boost businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, a couple of Stanford University health researchers had a deja vu moment.

Passion Fit: Five reasons why breathing fresh air is vital to our health and well-being

The year 2020 has tested people in many ways, including impacting our ability to breathe fresh air.

Neuroscience News: Social connection plays role in preventing suicide

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, and a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report paints an alarming picture of the mental well-being of young Americans.

Students deliver food and smiles to area hospitals

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Courtesy of Food for Frontliners
Students from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools deliver food to health-care workers in an effort to assist local hospitals during the pandemic. The group has started a GoFundMe page.

A group of approximately 30 students from Los Altos and Mountain View high schools have banded together to deliver food to health-care workers.

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