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Sweet research: Does local honey really work for allergies?

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
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.

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.

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.

All together Los Altos doctor's BlueWave Medicine boosts integrative care

Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
BlueWave Medicine’s team includes traditional doctors and wellness providers. Los Altos resident Yumi Ando, M.D., right in maroon, directs the Palo Alto office.


BlueWave Medicine may not look like a typical doctor’s office at first glance. Tucked between a nature trail and the San Francisco Bay in Palo Alto, its lobby features art and an assortment of teas.

Is there lead in Los Altos?

Courtesy of CDC/Amanda Mills
Doctors draw blood from a finger prick or vein to test for blood lead levels in children.

Persistent lead-exposure health risks in the Bay Area differ greatly from the water system failure in Flint, Mich.

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.

Why I'm becoming a concierge physician

By Caroline K. Stratz, M.D.

I have known since the age of 8 that I wanted to be a doctor. I love the idea of getting to know my patients, treating them when they are ill and doing my best to keep them healthy as they age. I decided to become an internist with the intention that I could do all of the above and more.

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