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El Paso Healthy Schools Policy Agenda

To view the agenda, click here. There is an identified need to improve the health of our children in the El Paso area so they can reach their full academic potential. The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living has partnered with Action for Healthy Kids to work with community members and school districts to
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How to talk to your healthcare provider about your weight

This article was first published in El Paso Inc. on March 29, 2019. http://www.elpasoinc.com/how-to-talk-to-your-healthcare-provider-about-your-weight/article_c561de0e-526d-11e9-a58b-cba6283a0bf4.html We have all heard the news – obesity has reached epidemic levels. You or someone you know is likely to suffer from this complex, chronic disease. That is right – obesity is a disease. It is not a lack of willpower. It
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Feed your kids nutritious meals for free this summer

This article was first published in El Paso Inc. on April 25, 2019. http://www.elpasoinc.com/special_sections/el_paso_kids_inc/feed-your-kids-nutritious-meals-for-free-this-summer/article_4ca5fa0a-67a2-11e9-b816-5f1d4b90bfb4.html As the school year winds down and parents are making plans for their kids this summer, remember to plan for keeping them nourished. During the school year, parents can rest assured that their kids will get a healthy, nutritious meal for
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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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Register Now: Clinical & Research Symposium

  For complete symposium details and registration link, scroll below. TO ENSURE FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY AT NOON Clinical & Research Symposium Saturday, April 13, 2019 UTEP Health Sciences and Nursing Building   To register for HEAL U, go to HEALU.questionpro.com Submit poster abstracts today at https://bit.ly/2T4cYBe. Deadline to submit April 5, 2019.  
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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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