Health and fitness

Updates from city about construction and from county about staying home

In an updated announcement, the City of Menlo Park reminded residents today that construction remains suspended. “Building construction requires regular inspection services to ensure that completed work complies with both issued permits and applicable building standards, and waiving such inspections increases the risk of defective and unsafe construction,” read a statement. “The City has extremely […]

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Local organizations and businesses respond to coronavirus crisis – some with free offerings

Coincidentally this morning, I interviewed Atherton resident Robbie Kellman Baxter about her latest book, The Forever Transaction (coming April 6). Following her earlier book The Membership Economy, it details how businesses and organizations can build durable, long-term relationships with customers. Our conversation about the importance of organizations and service providers “doing the right thing in times […]

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Drive-through coronavirus testing available by appointment for Stanford Health Care patients

Stanford Health Care’s same-day primary care program is offering drive-through, by appointment, SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) testing for patients who are referred for testing by a health care provider based on their symptoms and exposure, said Maja Artandi, MD, medical director of the Express Care clinics. Menlo Medical Clinics on Crane St. and Middlefield Avenue are […]

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Dr. Kari Nadeau seeks to end food allergies

Pediatric allergist Dr. Kari Nadeau (pictured center above) understands allergies not just from her medical training but from first hand experience. “I grew up on a houseboat in New Jersey and became allergic to molds,” she says. “That led to terrible asthma attacks. At times, my life was terrible.” As a teenager she began to […]

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Menlo Park-based foundation receives key funding to support goal to cure genetic form of epilepsy

Menlo Park- based TESS Research Foundation (TESS) is the recipient of a $450,000 grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) Rare As One Project. TESS was selected due to its innovative, patient-led approach to finding a cure and treatments for SLC13A5 Deficiency, a rare genetic epilepsy that causes a lifetime of debilitating seizures that begin […]

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Resolution Reboot 2020 attendees kick off a healthy new decade

With an eye to the new decade, Resolution Reboot took place for its second year on Friday, January 31, at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Planned and organized by health and nutrition coach Michelle DeWolf of The Festive Table (pictured above, left)  more than 20 local organizations and service providers participated, each presenting various […]

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The Festive Table hosts second annual Resolution Reboot event January 31

The Festive Table will present the second annual health & wellness event, Resolution Reboot at the Allied Arts Guild on January 31 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. On hand will be 20 health and wellness vendors in one room, each presenting how they can help with your overall health and well-being. “You will walk […]

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Stanford Blood Center in urgent need of all blood types

Stanford Blood Center (SBC) is facing a critical need for all blood types after the busy holiday season and is asking Bay Area residents to come out and donate as soon as possible to meet the immediate needs of local patients. Higher than expected usage in December, coupled with lower collections due to donors being […]

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Take part in laughter yoga on Jan. 7 at Menlo Park Library

Come to the Menlo Park Library on Jan. 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm for an hour of easy, fun, playful, and stress-reducing laughter and breathing exercises, followed by guided meditation. No special clothing, shoes, or equipment needed. Laughter yoga is a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. This type of yoga is based on […]

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Bigger, brighter Heartcore workout studio comes to downtown Menlo Park

Peninsula native Alisa Scannell spent time in Los Angeles with the hope of getting into acting. She recalls “being surrounded by fitness studios.” But when she hurt her foot she was unable to do many of the high impact workouts she’d enjoyed. Hollywood dreams abandoned, she was back north and selling solar. “But along the […]

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Learn about healing from trauma through traditional arts on Dec. 2

Encounter the artistic work of three local organizations with experience in healing through traditional arts: the Omnira Institute, Halau ‘O Kawainuhi, and the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA). The event takes places on Monday, Dec. 2 at the Menlo Park Libary. Through first-person reflections, videos, photos, and participatory engagement, representatives of each organization will […]

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