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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

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Today is 16 de Septiembre and this fiesta-friendly holiday celebrates Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain in 1810. And since El Paso is so close to Mexico, it is a gre...


An apple a day…

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Apples have long been touted as a fruit that symbolizes disease prevention. Everyone has heard the phrase, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ But new research is proving that old sa...


The perfect autumn spiced smoothie

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While fall is the time when everyone is clamoring for pumpkin spice coffee and additives, we would like to re-introduce you to another great fall flavor–apple. Not only nutritious, but a...


​ Take a hike this fall

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With cooler weather, fall is a great time to go hiking. In El Paso, it is especially nice in the early morning or at sunset with our magnificent views. But on top of all of that, hiking bur...


Ultra-processed foods and colorectal cancer in men

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For many Americans, the convenience of pre-cooked and instant meals may make it easy to overlook the less-than-ideal nutritional information, but a team led by researchers at...


Woman’s club fall festival,

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The annual event offers local vendors, a tearoom, granny’s attic and bake sale continues today, September 11 at 10:00am at 1400 N Mesa St, El Paso, TX 79902. The Woman's Club of El Paso,...


Emotional eating

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Emotional eating is when you eat food to cope with difficult emotions. Because emotional eating has nothing to do with hunger, it is typical to eat a lot more calories than your body nee...


​ Plant an autumn vegetable garden

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Planting a garden in late summer means you can harvest fresh produce well into fall and sometimes even into winter. And another bonus is when the weather cools it makes tending to a gard...


​ The power of touch

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The healing and comforting powers of the human touch have been known to humans for centuries. Many cultures have used touch to treat, heal and soothe ailments for generations. Today, the pow...


​ Homemade ‘healthy’ pizza in 30 minutes or less

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Football gatherings and pizza seem to go hand in hand. This season, instead of loading up on carbs and fat, here’s a quick and easy way to get your pizza and squeeze more nutrition into ...


Walk more this fall

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According to a new survey of 3,394 Americans across all 50 states conducted by BarBend, 35% of Texans choose to drive to a destination that is just a five-minute walk away. Of course, we...


Scientists’ discovery may help halt cancer spread

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Researchers have shown that a protein called fascin is transported into the nucleus of cancer cells where it plays an important role in cell motility and growth. The study reveals an imp...


Walk Barefoot in the Grass

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Before long, that beautiful green grass you see in your yard or local park will become a less appealing shade of pale yellow. Today, on Sunday Funday, we encourage you to kick off your s...


​ Fall can clear the brain fog

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Here’s another reason to look forward to fall: The end of scorching summers benefits your brain in several ways. As thermostat pushes past 80, our bodies try to cool themselves by drawin...


​ Do good with Denim

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It is Inspire Friday, and today we encourage you to gather up your denim and head to the mall! Cielo Vista Mall is partnering with The Salvation Army of El Paso to support families by ho...


​ The uses of Agave Nectar

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Agave Nectar has a favorable glycemic profile because its sweetness comes primarily from a complex form of fructose called Inulin. The Inulin fiber stimulates the growth of friendly and heal...


Time to get corny

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Corn is high in carbs and packed with fiber, vitamins and minerals. It’s also relatively low in protein and fat. Here are the numbers: One cup (164 grams) of sweet yellow corn contai...


Last swim for the summer-not quite

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El Paso outdoor waterparks and aquatic centers will be closing after Labor Day making this your last week to splash your way to fitness in the sun. Fortunately, there are several indoor ...


Lack of sleep makes us less generous

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Lack of sleep is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes, hypertension and sexual dysfunction. A new study now shows that lack of sleep also affect...


Say goodbye to summer

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Before long we will be donning our sweaters and complaining about the cold. Today, on Sunday Funday, we encourage you to send out summer with one last hoorah. Whether you choose to crank...


Take a mental health day

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Everyone feels stressed from time to time. This can be particularly difficult to manage if you also have symptoms of depression or anxiety. When you feel like your stress levels have rea...


National Dog Day - help them and help yourself too!

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Today is National Dog Day and a great time to adopt a new furry family member. Each year on August 26th, people everywhere are encouraged to celebrate dog ownership of all breeds. When d...


Probiotic Foods for gut health

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Probiotic foods contain living microorganisms like the health-promoting microbes found in your gut. Eating probiotic foods can help boost your body’s population of beneficial bacteria. ...


It’s hard to beat the beet!

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Beets are a vibrant and versatile type of vegetable. They’re known for their earthy flavor and aroma. But in addition to bringing a pop of color to your plate, beets are highly nutritiou...

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