Health and fitness

“Paths to Healthy Aging” it topic of talk on January 16

Dr. Mehrdad Ayati, Geriatrician, Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, author of “Paths to Healthy Aging,” and Director of the Geriatric Center of Los Altos, will discuss managing chronic conditions in aging with the goal of maintaining a better quality of life. The talk will take place on January 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 […]

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John Jennings wants to deep freeze your body in order to heal it

John Jennings found himself at a crossroads. The Peninsula native had worked for a couple decades in the pool maintenance business, but there was a knawing feeling that he was meant to do something else. While investigating just what, he discovered cryotherapy. And that led him to open No Limits Cryotherapy at the Sharon Heights […]

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Raegene Castle advocates for those who are experiencing hearing loss

Raegene Castle hears everything clearly when she attends Nativity Church in Menlo Park, thanks to the fact that there is a hearing loop in the sanctuary. “Loops are common in Europe,” she said, “I just wish they were more common here. About 20 years ago, Raegene attended a New Year’s Eve party and got what […]

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Fit Kids presents a morning with historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Oct. 19

Fit Kids, a non-profit that provides structured fitness activities to underserved youth through schools and community centers in the Bay Area and beyond, invites the public to learn how to combat health crises facing our youth from historical kinesiologist Ron Jones on Friday, October 19, at 10:00 am at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. […]

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Get boo-tiful with a DYI Halloween face mask

For Halloween, we usually think about the mask that comes with your costume, but this year I am all about the beauty of the mask! Something that covers the face, bold and colorful, natural and homemade, that will make you feel good and will definitely amuse or terrify anyone who catches you with it on. DIY face masks […]

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SafeSpace teens create videos to help break silence about mental health problems

Members of the SafeSpace Youth Advisory Board created, wrote, directed and produced a collection of videos entitled, “SafeSpace New Conversations.”  with the intent of challenging current media portrayals of mental illness as a hopeless condition and ask the question, “What would happen if we told the truth about our lives?” The videos will be offered […]

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Fitness consultant Stella Bergan is back for another year of cross country training at Hillview Middle School

Ladera resident Stella Bergan is back for her fourth year at Hillview Middle School this fall coaching the after school cross country program, helping kids increase their running endurance, speed, strength, and overall conditioning. “I also share nutrition and mental strategies that will help them with running as well as other sports and life in general,” […]

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Ashley Mozart Fey launches Teen Rising Project to give teens a chance to talk in a supportive environment

Ashley Mozart Fey is listening to teens in a cozy upstairs room at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. She calls her endeavor Teen Rising Project. “I worked in commercial real estate for many years at the company my father started. But at the back of my mind, I always thought, ‘If I could […]

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Critical need for O blood types at Stanford Blood Center

Local residents are being asked to donate type O blood products at Stanford Blood Center to help meet the needs of local hospitals. Because of higher than normal blood usage in the hospitals and a drop in donations over the summer, the Blood Center has a critically low inventory of both O positive and O […]

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Sonoo Thadaney champions the human experience in medicine and physicians being present

It’s rare when the name of an organization so squarely aligns with it purpose. But such is the case with Presence, which Ladera resident Sonoo Thadaney leads as Executive Director. She co-founded the organization with Dr. Abraham Verghese. “The business of medicine has taken over the practice of medicine,” she said in partial explanation of […]

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Talking hearing loss with Bill Facteau, CEO of Menlo Park-based Earlens

A brand new trophy sat on Earlens CEO Bill Facteau’s desk — and it was one to be proud of. The Menlo Park-based medical technology company had received a “Best New Product Award” for it Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid by the 2018 Edison Awards, who wrote: “Earlens brings people with hearing loss closer to normal hearing […]

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