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Tend to your emotional garden

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Gardening can be a fantastic form of physical activity. It can also be relaxing to connect with nature and get some fresh air (though you can tend to indoor plants, too). Plus, there’s s...


​ National Good Neighbor Day

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This day acknowledges and celebrates the importance of a good neighbor. It is a blessing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to BE a good neighbor. Good neighbors often b...


​ Relieve Stress with Graceful Tai Chi Moves

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Like yoga, tai chi is an Eastern tradition that might help ease depression. Specifically, this slow, gentle practice may help reduce stress and relieve symptoms of depression, according to a...


Fall and Winter Foods with Mood-Boosting Benefits

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Fall and winter can be hard for people with depression. It gets dark early, resulting in far less exposure to mood-brightening sunlight, plus colder temperatures can make you just want t...


Can exercise really help with depression?

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When a doctor tells you that exercise can reduce the severity of your depression symptoms, it may feel like it’s about your physical health more than your mental health, but research has...


Healthy lifestyle can help prevent depression

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A healthy lifestyle that involves moderate alcohol consumption, a healthy diet, regular physical activity, healthy sleep and frequent social connection, while avoiding smoking and too mu...


Fort Bliss Oktoberfest Family Day

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Sunday, Sept. 24 is Family Fun Day, open to all ages! There will be inflatables for kids to enjoy and food trucks galore! Stop by the merch tent to purchase fun little items to celebrate...


National Ice Cream Cone Day

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Despite the official end of summer, National Ice Cream Cone Day continues to be celebrated on September 22. While some controversy exists as to who invented the ice cream cone, the earli...


​ Autumn may be ideal season to start therapy.

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As we enter Autumn, the carefree, relaxed and sociable months of summer (with the longer days, sunshine and warmer temperatures), are replaced by work, responsibilities, family commitmen...


Surprising Health Benefits of Pumpkin

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Pumpkin is much more than a seasonal staple of the fall and winter months: it belongs on the superfood list and here’s why: • Preserve vision: Vitamin A is necessary for healthy eyes and...


Fall fruits and vegetables

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Autumn is harvesting time and here is the list of fruits and vegetables that are ripe for a nutritious meal. These are all great options for breakfast, a healthy afternoon snack, or a wa...


Fall is coming – time to walk it off!

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As Autumn approaches and temperatures are getting more pleasant in El Paso, this is a great time to start a good habit – walking. Walking is one of the easiest and most fun ways to get i...


Candles, cooking fumes harmful for people asthma

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A cozy set table, a nice steak in the pan, and romantic candlelight may sound like the start of a lovely evening. However, a new study from the Department of Public Health at Aarhus Univ...


​ The truth about obesity and depression

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New research suggests that both physical health and social factors impact mental health in people who are overweight or considered obese. A recent study found that having a higher body mass...


Dear Diary Day

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On September 22nd each year, we celebrate the way we document our lives. ‘Dear Diary Day’ is a perfect day for those who don’t keep a diary to consider starting one. By writing about our...


How Does Flaxseed Promote Weight Loss?

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Flaxseed is a versatile and nutritious seed that has many health benefits. When it comes to weight loss, flaxseed can be a helpful addition to your diet. In a study of obese women, those...


‘A Peeling’ Weight loss secret

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Unripe bananas contain one of the world’s richest sources of prebiotic-resistant starch, say experts. Prebiotic-resistant starch makes your cells more responsive to insulin, helping to p...


Simple exercises for beginners

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People who are overweight often face barriers to regular physical activity, including limited mobility and joint pain, making exercising challenging. However, regular physical activity i...


Special Places and Wide-Open Spaces with the Frontera Land Alliance​

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The International Museum of Art is excited to partner with the Frontera Land Alliance to bring you “Special Places and Wide-Open Spaces” to celebrate the natural beauty of the northern C...


Researchers identify the link between memory and appetite to explain obesity

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Disrupted connections between memory and appetite regulating brain circuits are directly proportional to body mass index (BMI), notably in patients who suffer from disordered or overeati...


​ Borderland Roller Derby's Playoffs

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Join El Paso’s only banked track roller derby league on Sunday, September 10th at The El Paso County Coliseum - Judging Arena (4100 E Paisano) as two teams, Las Viudas Negras and Las Dia...


Star Trek Day

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Fans across the globe celebrate Star Trek Day on September 8 to remember the timeless legacy Star Trek has made on society and pop culture. Why today? On September 8, 1966, a television ...


Complementary Therapies for ovarian cancer patients

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In addition to a medical plan developed by a patient and their physician, complementary therapy can help play a role for women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Here are a few...


Men should aim for a healthy eating pattern

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When reducing your chances of prostate cancer, dietitians and physicians believe that instead of focusing on specific foods, it is best to develop an overall pattern of healthy eating. H...

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