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National Mammography Day

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Every year on the third Friday in October, National Mammography Day is observed during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best de...

 

Lowering cholesterol by the bowlful

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Can a bowl of oatmeal help lower your cholesterol? How about a handful of almonds? A few simple tweaks to your diet, along with exercise and other heart-healthy habits, has been proven t...

 

Acorn squash can grow on you!

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Acorn squash is rich in antioxidants, which can neutralize potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. These antioxidants can help to protect people against health issues like ar...

 

Overcoming common exercise pitfalls

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Most everyone can agree the exercise is good for you. But many of us have trouble starting or sticking to a workout routine. Here are some common exercise pitfalls and how to avoid them....

 

​ Possible treatment for pancreatic cancer

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MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous ...

 

Ways to boost your self-esteem

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Everyone feels the pain of self-doubt occasionally. Here are some ways to help boost your self-esteem. Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult... (https://www.mayoc...

 

Extend a helping hand

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Annunciation House is a volunteer organization that offers hospitality to migrants, immigrants, and refugees in the border region of El Paso, Texas. Since its founding in 1978, it has pr...

 

Essential oils for pain management

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Many people believe in the benefits of aromatherapy. But some essential oils can also be helpful for pain relief when used on your skin and joints. Here are a few examples: (You can use ...

 

Tis the season for a Pumpkin Smoothie!

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It is the time of year when national chains roll out everything pumpkin and people come running. It’s no wonder why pumpkin flavor is so popular. The very thought of it makes you feel wa...

 

Warming up and cooling down

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A warm-up and a cool-down both involve doing exercises at a lower intensity and slower pace, which improves your performance, prevents injuries, and helps with recovery from exercise. ...

 

Protein important for motor coordination and exercise performance

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Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have identified a protein that improves muscular metabolism, motor coordination and exercise performance in mice. The findings, published in...

 

Gents and Friends

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On October 10 Glory Road Barber Shop presents Gents&Friends a one-day Shave-a-thon, health fair and obstacle course challenge designed to promote men’s health awareness. Visit www.gentsa...

 

​ La Union Maze

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This Sunday Funday is a perfect day to ‘get lost.’ Celebrating its 22nd year, the La Union Maze offers a large pumpkin patch with all sizes of pumpkins, a wagon ride, live pig ra...

 

Shed some light on S.A.D. feelings

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Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD can be characterized by mood changes and in more severe cases, fatigue, depression, hopelessness, and social withdrawal. Experts agree that one of the...

 

Honor a breast cancer survivor

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October is breast cancer awareness month and while COVID is in the main headlines, breast cancer continues to affect thousands of women each year. This Inspire Friday, welcome the first ...

 

​ Hot and cold therapy for arthritis

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With cooler weather on the horizon, many people who suffer from arthritis might begin to feel the change of seasons. Experts believe that using ‘hot and cold’ therapy can be an effective, no...

 

Calabacitas con Elote

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A great way to welcome the fall season is by serving up this dish that showcases two harvest ingredients: Mexican squash and corn. Ingredients: 2 ½ cups fresh corn kernels 1 ta...

 

The ups and downs of Sit-ups

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Sit-ups are a classic exercise that strengthens, firms and tightens stomach muscles. They are great for toning the internal core muscles, but they are not a high calorie-burning exercise...

 

Access to cancer medicines unequal across countries

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Patients in most countries of the world do not have access to basic cancer medicines, according to new research from King's College London Global Oncology Group Professor Richard Sulliva...

 

​ Fiesta de las luces

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This Sunday afternoon celebrate the local culture with food trucks, mariachis, Ballet Folkloric from South Texas College in McAllen, TX, Show 'n' Shine Truck Show, vendors and family fri...

 

The importance of ‘feeling’ safe

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Being safe is the state of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes. Feeling safe, which is also called psychological safety, means being self-assured that you are not i...

 

Bless your home

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As fall approaches, you will likely be spending more more time in your home. Today we thought we would share some inspirational words to ‘bless’ your home. 1. “May your t...

 

Here is some ‘sage’ advice

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Burning sage is an ancient spiritual ritual. that has been well established as a Native American cultural or tribal practice, although it isn’t practiced by all groups. Here are some ...

 

Pomegranates pack a punch

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Now is the season for pomegranates and you will see them popping up in grocery stores and restaurant menus. They are not only delicious, but they are also super good for you. Pomegran...

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