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    Free program for VU employees to lose weight

    The Occupational Health Clinic at Vanderbilt and Health Plus offer a free program for VU employees who want help losing weight. Read More

    Jul 11, 2014

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    What is hospice?

    Learn what hospice is and the benefits it may have for your loved one. Read More

    Jul 11, 2014

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    Take walking tour of walking trails July 17

    The weather is perfect for taking your exercise outside or having a stroll through the many trails around Vanderbilt. Join Brad Awalt from Health Plus for a walking tour of the trails and to learn more about Start!. Read More

    Jul 9, 2014

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    Babies and You: Preparing for labor and delivery July 17

    Certified nurse midwife Margaret Buxton will present “Preparing for Labor and Delivery” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in Light Hall, Room 407.  … Read More

    Jul 9, 2014

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    July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

    (iStock) In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness. Some minority groups may feel self-conscious or unsure about using mental health… Read More

    Jul 3, 2014

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    Attention Baby Boomers: Get screened for hepatitis C

    Occupational Health Clinic (Vanderbilt University) The Centers for Disease Control recommends that adults born between 1945-1965 (the generation known as Baby Boomers) be tested once for hepatitis C. If you have Vanderbilt Aetna health insurance, you can have this test done at the Occupational Health Clinic at no… Read More

    Jul 3, 2014

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    Game Plan for your Health video now live

    You now can watch the 2014 Game Plan for your Health video, “Manage your Energy, Maximize your Life.” Being our best requires us to take a close look at how we manage our energy. Without managing our energy, relationships, work performance and our general love for life may suffer. Read More

    Jul 3, 2014

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    All steps of Go for the Gold now available

    All three steps of the nationally award-winning Go for the Gold program are now ready. Get started or check your status by logging in to the Health and Wellness Information Portal. Step One: Complete the yearly Health Risk Assessment. Step Two: Complete eight of the 11 actions from the… Read More

    Jun 30, 2014

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    Health Plus success story: LaManda Watson

    LaManda Watson LaManda Watson, an administrative assistant in the Department of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine, turned a fear into a healthy lifestyle change. Watson has always been afraid of elevators. She decided to take the stairs to be healthy and lose weight. Through challenging herself to take the… Read More

    Jun 30, 2014

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    Reminder: University Central transitions to flexPTO July 1

    On July 1, University Central’s flexPTO program will be in place. FlexPTO can be used for planned time off, including vacations and holidays, and for unanticipated absences such as personal or family illnesses. Read More

    Jun 27, 2014

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    Reminder: Independence Day time recording

    University Central employees who are not working on Friday, July 4, for Independence Day should record the time off as a holiday in Kronos, e-timesheet or Exempt Time Off. Read More

    Jun 27, 2014

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    Wellcast: ‘Building a Civilized Workplace’

    Stress at work can lead to friction and strife, resulting in low office morale. Find out how to build a more civilized workplace. Read More

    Jun 20, 2014

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    Take the Health Plus fruits and veggies challenge

    Take part in the "Fruits and Vegetables: More Matters" summer challenge.

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    Jun 20, 2014

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    Free retirement investment workshop geared toward women June 24

    Attend a free retirement workshop June 24 geared toward women who are 10 to 15 years away from retirement. Read More

    Jun 13, 2014

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    Occupational Health offers Express Care for minor illnesses

    Express Care at the Occupational Health Clinic (Vanderbilt University) Feeling under the weather? The Faculty/Staff Express Care can help employees stay at work and conserve their flexPTO time. If you have a minor illness while you’re at work, you can get an appointment at Express Care by… Read More

    Jun 12, 2014

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    Wellcast: Mom’s Milk Club – a support group for breastfeeding mothers

    (Vanderbilt University) Stacy Bonner of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center speaks with Betty McDaniel-Thomas, a certified lactation consultant at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, about Mom’s Milk Club, a support group for breastfeeding mothers. If you have questions about breastfeeding or need support from other mothers,… Read More

    Jun 12, 2014

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    When home is no longer an option for the elderly

    (iStockphoto) Do you know your options when your loved one can no longer safely stay at home? Dana Hentschel, community relations director for Elmcroft of Hendersonville, will discuss the difference between independent living, assisted living and a skilled nursing home. She also will address home health, in-home care and respite… Read More

    Jun 12, 2014

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    Health Plus offers new diabetes prevention program

    (iStock) Health Plus is offering an exciting new program, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes through group sessions with a trained lifestyle coach. It is for faculty and staff who have pre-diabetes or are high risk for diabetes. The… Read More

    Jun 12, 2014

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    Kick off the week with Move it Mondays

    (Vanderbilt University) Energize your day with Move it Mondays. The CDC recommends that adults get 150 minutes of physical activity each week. Leverage the power of social support to increase your activity! Join Health Plus every Monday for a 25-minute group walk across campus. Meet at… Read More

    Jun 11, 2014

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    Health Plus offers personal coaching

    Get a coach! Health Plus offers faculty and staff individualized help with losing weight, getting active, quitting smoking or other wellness goals. When you meet with your coach, you will have your height, weight and blood pressure measured and then set up a plan that works for… Read More

    Jun 11, 2014