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BioMetrix is located at 935 Sunland Park Dr. in west El Paso. The clinical gym is taking a different approach to modern exercise.

BioMetrix takes a different approach to nutrition and exercise

Mike Vasquez, Staff Reporter March 29, 2016

Local gym turned medical and wellness clinic, BioMetrix has introduced an unorthodox solution to the problem of staying healthy. Besides providing El Pasoans with a gym and accompanying exercise programs, BioMetrix looks into the biology of health-related...

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Natalicio in stable condition, officials say

Natalicio in stable condition, officials say

Amanda Guillen February 23, 2016

As of Monday, UTEP officials have not released the details of UTEP President Diana Natalicio’s health, although they said she is in stable condition. UTEP Executive Vice President Richard Adauto released a statement Monday saying, “Dr. Natalicio...

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Adam Buckalew, deputy chief of staff for Rep. Donald Payne Jr., says health and wellness coaches can help prevent illness or their clients.

Health, wellness coaches help keep New Year’s resolutions

Luis Gonzalez, SHFWire January 20, 2016

WASHINGTON – Studies show that just 8 percent of Americans are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution. Hiring a health and wellness coach is an alternative that can help people set smart health-related resolutions and stick to them. The...

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FDA to burn fat

FDA to burn fat

Valerie Herrera, Staff Reporter July 7, 2015

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration moved to ban artificial trans fats found in some of American’s favorite foods. So what does this mean for UTEP’s upcoming eatery? The soon-to-be-named Union cafeteria, expected to open in the fall...

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Doctoral candidate, Maricarmen Vizcaino demonstates the yoga she teaches to UTEP faculty and staff members.

Doctoral student’s research explores the impact of yoga on diabetes

Julia Hettiger, Staff Reporter April 14, 2015

Maricarmen Vizcaino, doctoral candidate in UTEP’s Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program, is writing her dissertation on the impact of yoga on people who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Vizcaino, a certified yoga instructor, has been teaching...

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Senior music theory and composition major, Roberto Loya lifts weights at the UTEP recreation center

Risky bodybuilding substances damage brain performance

Julia Hettiger, Staff Reporter April 1, 2015

Bodybuilding, the practice of strengthening and enlarging  the muscles of the body through exercise, can affect the mental and physical health of people by teaching discipline and helping people to concentrate and focus. When the body is indulged in...

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Alternative ways for students to stay in shape

Alternative ways for students to stay in shape

Julia Hettiger, Staff Reporter March 17, 2015

There are many nontraditional ways to exercise, such as rock climbing and simulated surfing. Sessions Climbing is a rock-climbing fitness center and facility that provides rock-climbing instructions and guides, and the company is currently working on...

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UTEP has flunked again on sexual health

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter November 18, 2014

UTEP ranked 122 out of 140 universities in the 2014 Trojan Sexual Health Report Card. The only University of Texas system institution to rank amongst the top 10 was UT Austin.  Trojan Brand Condoms, one of the nations leading condom-making companies,...

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Eating like a professional does the job

Joseph Esposito, Contributor September 16, 2014

Preparing for a job interview takes more than dressing your best and reciting a few lines before setting foot into what will hopefully be your future workplace. In fact, studies have been conducted in order to determine what foods make the best choices...

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Binge drinking a real danger for college students

Binge drinking a real danger for college students

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Each year, an estimated 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related injuries, according to the National Institution of Health (NIH). Many alcohol-related deaths are unintentional and associated with the phenomenon of...

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New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

In this day and age, you can now add cigarettes to that list of digital items. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been around for a while, but have really undergone a boom within the last five years. Many are turning to e-cigarettes in an effort to...

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Bringing sexy back to health

Bringing sexy back to health

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor April 1, 2014

Sex may still be considered taboo to talk about, but it may be just the thing you need to hear about when it comes to keeping healthy. Some surprising health benefits of sex include a stronger immune system, minimized pain, weight loss, improved sleep,...

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