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Who Can Help Me with My Weight?

Paso del Norte region health professionals who have received special training in obesity and weight management. Over two-thirds of the people in our region struggle with overweight or obesity daily. The latest science shows that obesity is a complex disease that requires customized medical treatment and other specialized strategies. Unfortunately, only a handful of healthcare
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Stop the Patient Blame Game: What Actually Causes Obesity?

This article was first published on Medscape on March 01, 2019. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/909500#vp_4 By: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar Successful prevention or treatment of obesity is fraught with many difficulties, including challenges in having open patient-clinician conversations[1] and overcoming stigma.[2] These difficulties are further heightened because obesity is often considered to have a simple cause, when in fact it
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #4

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the fourth of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #4

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the fourth of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #3

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the first of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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UTEP’s IHL Executive Director To Serve on The Obesity Society’s Executive Committee

This article was first published in the El Paso Herald-Post on December 05, 2018 https://elpasoheraldpost.com/uteps-pdn-nihl-executive-director-to-serve-on-the-obesity-societys-executive-committee/ UTEP officials announced that Leah Whigham, Ph.D., executive director of the Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living (IHL) at UTEP, will serve as secretary/treasurer of The Obesity Society (TOS). Whigham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Iowa State University and
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Building an Exercise Toolbox for Your Patients or Clients with Obesity: Workshop #3

This 2 ¾ hour in-person course is the first of a four-part series that presents current evidence-based approaches pertaining to the benefits and application strategies of physical activity and exercise for the management of obesity and its comorbidities. This course is appropriate for clinical and community-based allied health and fitness professionals who work with adults with different levels of
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How Being Active and Limiting Inactivity Differ

This article was first published on El Paso Inc. on September 26, 2018 http://www.elpasoinc.com/special_sections/el_paso_kids_inc/how-being-active-and-limiting-inactivity-differ/article_21f8bdc8-c1c7-11e8-a6e1-bf7184b2bb3b.html We all know how important it is to be physically active, but did you know that it is just as important – or maybe more so – to limit physical inactivity? Wait, isn’t that the same thing? Not quite.  Physical activity
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