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​ Exercise caution when exercising in extreme heat

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It’s official, El Paso will be under extreme heat warnings this week. While exercise is important, taking extra caution during these particularly hot days is an absolute priority. Here a...


​ Stress drives brain to crave comfort food

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When you're stressed, a high-calorie snack may seem like a comforting go-to. But this combination has an unhealthy downside. According to Sydney scientists, stress combined with calorie-dens...


Celebrate Father’s Day at a car show

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Dad’s Day Out: Car Show at Bassett Place on Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Bassett Place, 6101 Gateway Blvd West. Get dad’s engine all revved up at this car show event...


How to connect with a man on an emotional level

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Connecting with a man on an emotional level can be a challenge for many women, especially if the man is not very expressive or open about his feelings. Yet, emotional connection is essen...


Wear Blue Day for Men’s Health: Friday, June 16, 2023

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Men’s health is the focus of Wear BLUE Day on Friday before Father’s Day. By wearing blue, you are saying you support the men in your life to lead a healthy lifestyle, and you ca...


Exploring Alternative Therapies for Prostate Cancer

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. It’s also highly treatable if caught early. For many men, the standard treatments for prostate cancer often come with u...


Psychology Explains Why Guys Don't Eat Vegetables

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Men are much less likely to eat their veggies than women, and now researchers say they know part of the reason why. In a new study, men reported less favorable attitudes than women a...


The 5 most important exercises for men over 40

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Spoiler: Getting back to the basics will get you in the best shape of your life. Getting (or staying) in shape after 40 hinges on one primary thing: Mastering basic range of motion and b...


Survey finds why most men avoid doctor visits

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Rather than make appointments to see their family doctor on a regular basis, men are often more likely to make excuses for not going, according to a survey that lists the top excuses men...


​ Haunted History-Downtown Ghost Tour

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History, Legends and Lore is what you’ll experience with Ghosts915 in the Downtown El Paso ghost tour. This two-hour waking tour will start at The Historic Wigwam, the saloon once owned by J...


Crying while watching a movie is a good thing

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If you cry while watching movies, it is probably a sign of your emotional strength; and not a sign of weakness according to psychiatrists. Crying in the movies is a sign that oxytocin h...


It's National Movie Night

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Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket, gather your favorite people, put away the cell phones and tablets, and then line up a string of movies for a fun night of entertainment. National Movie ...


Make your own natural cooling spray

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As the El Paso heat raises the thermometers, it can also raise our body temperatures making for restless summer nights. Try these easy cooling sprays to help cool down and get a good nig...


Whet your whistle with watermelon slushies

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Make the most of summer fruit season by making your own fruit slushies. Not only are they free from artificial sweeteners and dyes, but they are also super easy to make and easier to enj...


Fitness activities for the whole family

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The El Paso YMCA can help kick the summer doldrums. The ‘Y’ Youth Sports Program brings kids, families, and communities together by placing a priority on group involvement and healthy co...


Multivitamin improves memory in older adults

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Taking a daily multivitamin supplement can slow age-related memory decline, finds a large study led by researchers at Columbia University and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard. "Cog...


Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night at Deadbeach Brewery

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Join the fun Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 5:30 PM at DeadBeach Brewery, 406 Durango Street. Modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the U.K., Geeks Who Drink is an authentic homegrown trivi...


Emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis

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June is National Cancer Survivor Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, a cancer survivor is anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. It is to be expected that such a diagn...


​ Honor National Cancer Survivor Month

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June is National Cancer Survivor Month. There are more than 18 million people who have survived cancer in the United States alone, according to a study by The American Cancer Society (ACS). ...


Which complementary therapies help cancer patients?

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As we honor Cancer Survivor Month this June, we look at ways for cancer patients to enhance their treatment. The following complementary therapies are those most often used by people wit...


Farm fresh vegetables delivered to you

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La Semilla’s Farm Fresh program offers reliable access to fresh, healthy, and locally grown food for our community via a weekly farm box program. Each week, farm boxes are available for purc...


​ What is pickleball? It’s a great workout!

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Pickleball is a beginner-friendly court sport played with paddles and a perforated plastic ball. For most, it’s quicker to pick up than other racket-based sports (like tennis or badminton), ...


Identifying new mechanism behind certain types of breast cancer

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Researchers trace the origin of certain breast cancers to genomic reshuffling -- rearrangement of chromosomes -- that activates cancer genes and ignites disease. The finding offers a long-mi...


Memorial Day Nature Walk

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This short distance trail meanders through arroyos and hills to give a great introduction to desert plants and wildlife for kids, beginner hikers, and wildlife enthusiasts alike. The bir...

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