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​ Simple Strawberry Summer Salad

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All the ingredients in this easy strawberry spinach salad are chosen to pack a maximum nutritional punch. You’ll need: Mix of spinach & other greens. Spinach salads are great but try addin...

 

​ Hot weather workout tips

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It’s summer in El Paso which means hot, dry temperatures and long afternoons. Even if your workout routine only consists of an evening walk, it is important to make sure you protect yourself...

 

​Controlling insulin production with a smartwatch

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Researchers have developed a gene switch that can be operated with the green LED light emitted by commercial smartwatches. This revolutionary approach could be used to treat diabetes in ...

 

Water Park time!

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Last year’s closures made summer hopes of going to a water park dry up. That’s not the case anymore. Aside from Wet-N-Wild Water World located at I-10 and Anthony Exit 0, we have the new...

 

‘Summertime Blues’ is really a thing

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When it comes to imagining summertime, our visions seem to revolve around outdoor fun, fresh fruits, picnics and swimming pools. Well, not for everyone. For some people, the stress of su...

 

Time to volunteer

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As our world is slowly but surely getting back to normal, many organizations have felt both a financial and physical crunch of limited resources over the past year. In some cases, gettin...

 

Papaya for healthy looking skin

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Special enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids present in papaya can help exfoliate your skin and reduce age spots, skin blemishes, acne and other skin problems. It will also give your skin a c...

 

Make your own fruit popsicle

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Many store -bought popsicles have loads of added sugar, high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors. This summer, whip up your own fruit popsicles for a healthier snack. First off...

 

Table Tennis anyone?

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Not only is it a fun way to spend an afternoon, but table tennis also offers surprisingly great health benefits.Table tennis helps you build strength, speed, and agility all without risk...

 

​ Waking one hour earlier cuts depression risk

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Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study of...

 

It’s National Cancer Survivor Day

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An unfortunate truth is that almost all of us know someone who has been affected by cancer. Today is National Cancer Survivors Day and it reminds us to celebrate our friends and loved on...

 

Graduations trigger many types of emotions

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Whether it is from middle school, high school or college, a graduation is a rite of passage. While it is a time for celebration and congratulations, it may also bring about unexpected em...

 

Become a recycle captain!

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Recent articles on social media have brought many of the challenges facing the El Paso Recycling Program to light. In many instances, items that we think are being recycled are g...

 

Flaxseed packs a punch

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Flaxseed is a plant-based food that provides healthful fat, antioxidants, and fiber. Some people call it a “functional food,” which means that a person can eat it to boost their health. ...

 

Food for Mental Health

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Food is fuel for your body, but some foods give your brain an extra boost. You can improve brain function by incorporating some of these foods into your diet: Salmon: While fish, in g...

 

​ Road trip workout

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Summer is here and many of us will be hitting the open road. A long drive can be hard on your body. You can use these movements to work off a little energy, pass the time, and tone those...

 

Rare COVID-19 response in children explained

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One of the enduring mysteries of the COVID-19 pandemic is why most children tend to experience fewer symptoms than adults after infection with the coronavirus. The immune system response...

 

It’s National Creativity Day

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Unleash your imagination on May 30th for National Creativity Day! Whether you are an artist, writer, musician, filmmaker, blogger, photographer, graphic artist, or any of 100 other cr...

 

​ Recognizing Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts and ritualized; repetitive behaviors you feel compelled to perform. If you...

 

Plan the perfect Picnic

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Memorial Day is the official kick-off of picnic season. Here are some expert tips on how to plan the perfect picnic/cookout: Enamel plates are light, easy to pack and carry, and pract...

 

​ Nopal can help reduce cholesterol

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An early study found evidence that the nopal cactus was able to decrease cholesterol. While overall levels of cholesterol dropped, LDL cholesterol (or “bad” cholesterol) dropped signific...

 

Avoid bloating with the right foods

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Bloating can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Common symptoms of bloating include stomach pain, discomfort, and gas. You may also burp or belch frequently or have abdominal rumbling or g...

 

Get up and go when you have trouble ‘going’

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Constipation is a common problem.Exercise may be a simple solution.Physical activity is one of the most effective ways to loosen your bowels to keep yourself regular. Although almost ...

 

Using body's immune system to fight cancer​

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A groundbreaking study led by engineering and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities shows how engineered immune cells used in new cancer therapies can overcome p...

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