In depth: Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition brought on by inadequate dopamine (essential for the transmission of signals in our nervous systems) and the loss of dopaminergic neurons. People with this disease experience a wide range of symptoms, both motor issues and non-motor problems, making it sometimes difficult to get a clear diagnosis. The symptoms can […]

Useful Santa Clara County Resources

For our readers who live in the Silicon Valley / Santa Clara County, some specifically-local resources: Call the 211 24/7 helpline for assistance with your coronavirus or COVID-19 questions. Trained staff will answer questions and give referrals to social service agencies; and help is available in 150 languages. Text assistance is also available in English […]

Should I…?

…worry about being exposed to COVID-19 from grocery shopping or buying takeout food? In short, it’s highly unlikely that food is a vector for spreading COVID-19 (although we don’t know for sure yet). This article explains why this is not a major concern, and goes into the safety regulations that food preparers should observe. …try […]

3 Ways to Manage Your Stress During COVID-19

The current state of the world gives us many reasons to be anxious, worried, stressed, fearful, irritable or angry. But those stressful states can themselves cause serious problems (and stress over being stressed can set up an unhealthy feedback loop). Two of the best ways to manage stress – physical activity and spending time with […]