May 2017
In this issue

Online apps that employ cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques can be a convenient, relatively inexpensive, and effective way to treat insomnia.
After knee or hip replacement surgery, most people, even those who live alone, recover well if they go directly home after their hospital stay, according to a new study.
If you and your spouse need help conceiving, understanding the tradeoffs between different care plans offered by fertility treatment centers could help you select the best one for your needs.
Relatively few people with foot pain need custom orthotics. Learn whether over-the-counter orthotics might be helpful for you and, if so, what to look for as you shop.
Here are four activities a psychologist recommends for increasing one's sense of well-being.
If you don't have insurance or have a high deductible, here are steps you can take to persuade a doctor's office or hospital to lower your medical bills.
If your thyroid stimulating hormone (T.S.H.) level is mildly elevated, should you be treated with levothyroxine?

Exercise News for Everyone
Do your elementary school-age kids have lunch or recess first? Why does it matter?
Is walking or running better for your health?
If you play soccer or another sport that requires rapid acceleration changes, following the FIFA 11+ warm-up program may reduce your risk of injury. However, another popular activity - soaking in an ice bath after strenuous exercise - may not be especially beneficial. An article describing the warm-up and cool-down research also links to the recommended FIFA program.
When you're older - over age 60, say - can you build up your strength?

With so many tasty caffeinated products on the market, it's easy to consume a lot of them. How much caffeine is too much for an adult? For a youngster?

Check the caffeine content of your (and your kid's) favorite pick-me-up potions. Many hot and cold drinks, candies, ice creams, and snacks, plus over-the-counter drugs, are listed by brand-name.

Houses & Apartments Built Before 1978
The exteriors of most homes built before 1978 were painted with lead-based paints. Especially high lead levels were typical in white exterior paints prior to 1955. Appropriate maintenance, with special care taken when repainting, is key to preventing the subtle, long-term harms of lead poisoning in young children. Whether you own, rent, or manage an older residence, the EPA has information and guidance.

Grieving a Loss of Intimacy
Sexual intimacy is often lost when one's spouse dies. For older women especially, grieving for the loss of physical closeness is often heightened by their feeling that this particular aspect of grief is not appropriate to talk about or, perhaps, even to have.

If you've recently lost, or may soon lose, a loved one, you can find a variety of helpful, compassionate information and guidance via our website's Health Links on grieving.

Treating Depression
Antidepressants are not the only, or even the best, treatment for depression. Experts recommend turning first to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Self-care measures can also lift your mood. If CBT and self-care are not sufficient, a medication can be added later. 

Community Events

All events are open to the public. Some require pre-registration.
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Relaxation &/or meditation
---   Milpitas - Thursdays
---  San Jose - Thursdays
---  Mountain View - Sat., 5/20
---  Sunnyvale - Sun., 5/28
San Jose - Mondays & Wednesdays through May
Drop-in yoga classes
San Jose - Tuesdays & Thursdays
---  Nutrition - Mon., 5/1, 5/15, & 5/22
---  Exercise - Wednesdays & Thursdays
---  Meditation - Wed., 5/10 & 5/24
---  Managing anxiety - Tues., 5/9
---  Looking your best - Mon., 5/8
San Jose
Santa Clara - Tues., 5/2
Gilroy - Thurs., 5/4
Palo Alto - Thurs., 5/4
Palo Alto - Thurs., 5/4
Weight-loss surgery
Los Gatos - Thurs., 5/4
Mountain View - Tues., 5/16
Dance for individuals with special needs
Mountain View - Sat., 5/6 & 6/3
Sunnyvale - Fri., 5/12*
Campbell - Sat., 5/6
San Jose - 6-session class begins Sat., 5/7
Palo Alto - 2-session class begins Mon., 5/8
San Jose - Tues., 5/9
Sunnyvale - Tues., 5/9
Palo Alto - Tues., 5/9
Santa Clara - Wed., 5/10
Sunnyvale - Wed., 5/10
Los Altos - Thurs., 5/11
Cupertino - Sat., 5/13
Sunnyvale - Sat., 5/13
Palo Alto - Mon., 5/15
Mountain View - Tues., 5/16
Palo Alto - Wed., 5/17
Los Gatos - Thurs., 5/18
Palo Alto - Thurs., 5/18
Mountain View - Thurs., 5/18
Santa Clara - Thurs., 5/18
San Jose - Sat., 5/20
San Jose - 6-week class begins Sat., 5/20
San Jose - Wed., 5/24
Palo Alto - Thurs., 5/25
San Jose - Tues., 5/30
Mountain View - Sat., 6/3
Los Gatos - 4-session class begins Wed., 6/7

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