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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...


​ Hit the Farmer’s Market this Sunday!

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Every Sunday over 100 small businesses, food trucks, and vendors gather to offer you their goods at 7930 North Mesa from 11am-3pm. Live music adds to the festive atmosphere. Check their ...


Practice Active Listening

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Active listening involves more than just hearing someone speak. When you practice active listening, you are fully concentrating on what is being said. You listen with all your senses and...


Eat something new

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Meals, like almost all other areas of our life, can become routine. Most of us have our go-to meals that we prepare, or favorite take out foods. Today, open the possibilities and wake up...


Give pain the old raspberry!

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Raspberries contain antioxidants, substances that inhibit damage to some types of cells, and consequently help reduce inflammation. The antioxidants, flavonoids which are commonly found ...


Sardines help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes

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The health benefits of sardines and oily fish are widely known: their high levels of unsaturated fats help to regulate cholesterol levels and prevent the onset of cardiovascular diseases...


Swing into action!

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As children we used to jump on the swing set to see who could swing the highest. Back then, we were sure we could touch the clouds. Unfortunately, as we grow older, gravity tends to get ...


New technology could read your mind - and turn it into text

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For the first time, researchers have deciphered the brain activity associated with trying to write letters by hand. Working with a participant with paralysis who has sensors implanted in...


It’s National Mimosa Day

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National Mimosa Day on May 16th celebrates the beverage of brunches! This simple cocktail offers a refreshing toast-worthy drink at celebrations of all kinds. Made with orange juice and ...


To forgive is divine

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In the American Masters series on PBS, Author Amy Tan and her relationship with her mother was intimately documented. For those familiar with the writer’s work, The Joy Luck Club (and ot...


​ Clear some space

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When the horizontal spaces in your home are loaded with clutter or items you no longer use, it can often leave you feeling overwhelmed. Today, focus on the horizontal spaces of your home and...

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El Paso, TX 79902

Phone: (915) 562-7660