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Inspiration Friday: Hug it Out

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"If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, ...


Tea for two (and many other stomach ailments)

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Yerba buena or hierba buena is the Spanish name for a number of aromatic plants, most of which belong to the mint family. Yerba buena translates as ‘good herb.’ Many El Paso families...


Drink water before meals

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While we all know the value of drinking plenty of water for overall health and digestion, recent studies show that drinking water can actually increase metabolism by 24-30 percent ov...


Don’t look for the closest parking spot

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Some cities are more ‘walkable’ and offer many ways to eat, shop and play by foot. Studies show that people who live in cities made for walking have lower obesity rates and are gener...


Baby and adult brains 'sync up' during play

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It's not your imagination -you and your baby really are on the same wavelength. A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natura...


Take some time off

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Just as important as work or family commitments, scheduling time off with your family can do everyone a world of good.(You may even choose to see a different part of the world togeth...


Get off social media and get social!

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When looking at your social circle, it’s not about how many people you know or how often you see them. What matters is a real connection with others. It can make you happier, more pr...


Inspiration Friday: Thrive

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor (



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Acupuncture has been employed to help reduce stress, muscle tension, chronic pain (including headaches) and help normalize menstrual irregularities. Many Acupuncturists believe that ...


Choose drinks wisely

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Sugary drinks are among the most fattening items you can put into your body and are strongly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and many other health problems. Keep...


Laughter is the best medicine

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It’s true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts ...


The five-minute workout

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If you catch yourself saying that you don’t have time for a workout, you may want to rethink that.In the time it takes for you to make toast, you can do this instead this exercise routin...


Lower cancer rates reported

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Scientists say lower smoking rates, earlier detection and better drugs are responsible for a steady decline in cancer deaths since 1991. The U.S. cancer death rate dropped 2.2 percent...


Grow Your Circle of Friends

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When you feel good about yourself, it's much easier to cope with life's little ups and downs as well as bigger events, such as divorce or a death, says Jeff Gardere, PhD, a clinical psyc...


Inspiration Friday: Say ' I love you' more

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Inspiration Friday: Say, ‘I love you more.’ Love and gratitude go hand in hand. Many of us have people in our lives that we cherish and appreciate, yet we rarely take the huge step o...


Test your reflexes: Reflexology

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Earlier in the week we talked about the importance of reaching out to others. Reflexology takes reaching out and touching to a whole new level. The ancient technique of reflexology i...


Slow down on the fast food

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We all know the nutritional dangers of fast food. But even fast food, when eaten slowly, can make you pause to consider exactly what you are consuming. The slower you eat, the more l...


Desk Chair Cardio

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Fitness: It seems like everyone in your office is joining a new gym for the new year. But for some, time and money make heading off to the fitness center a little more difficult. Fear no...


Kids twice as likely to eat healthy after watching cooking shows with healthy food.

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Television programs featuring healthy foods can be a key ingredient in leading children to make healthier food choices now and into adulthood. A new study found kids who watched a ch...


Plant-Based Diet: A Detailed Beginner's Guide

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There are many diet options. While some emphasize all protein and good fat, others tout intermittent fasting as the way to a healthier life. Still other health experts believe that diets...


Making sense of complementary and alternative methods

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Complementary and alternative are terms used to describe many kinds of products, practices, and systems that are not part of mainstream medicine. You may hear them used to refer to metho...


Sun Safety Tips for Families

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Nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year in the United States. Skin cancer can be serious, expensive, and sometimes even deadly. Fortunately, most skin cancers can b...


Foundation offers free Sun Screen Dispensers

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As the summer heats up in the borderland, many El Pasoans are hosting or attending outdoor events and parties. Unfortunately, guests can easily get burned by the sun’s harsh rays. To hel...


Diet and Nutrition Tips to avoid prostate cancer

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Good nutrition may help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer as well as slow the progression of the disease. Here is a guide for a healthy diet and good prostate health. Heal...

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