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Wellcast: What do you need to know about the flu shot?

Dec. 5, 2018—Listen to Dr. Tom Talbot, chief epidemiologist for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, speak with Tanicia Haynes from Occupational Health about the importance of the flu shot and common misconceptions associated with the vaccination.

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Start your work day with a new Health Plus Mindful Break recording

Dec. 5, 2018—In just four minutes, Health Plus can help you get your day started with intention.

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Healthier You: ‘The NEAT Part of Exercise’ Dec. 6

Nov. 29, 2018—By now we all know we need to exercise for good health. But did you know that simple activity—the almost trivial type you’re barely aware you’re doing—is just as important?

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Wellcast: How to have healthy holidays

Nov. 21, 2018—Marissa Wertheimer, a registered dietitian/nutritionist and lifestyle coach for Health Plus, shares three key tips for eating healthfully, staying active and managing weight this holiday season.

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Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus’ Wellness Commodores

Nov. 18, 2018—You can play an important role in creating a culture of wellness at Vanderbilt. Wellness Commodores lead by example through their enthusiastic commitment to wellness.

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Smoking rate at VU falls to 4 percent

Nov. 18, 2018—The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 4 percent, down from 9.7 percent in 2003.

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Health Plus ‘Hold the Stuffing’ kickoff expo Nov. 7

Nov. 1, 2018—Celebrate good health this holiday season with the Hold the Stuffing challenge.

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Healthier You: ‘More Volume, Fewer Calories’ Nov. 1

Oct. 30, 2018—Join Health Plus’ Marissa Wertheimer to learn how adding certain types of food to your diet can increase the volume of food you eat while reducing your caloric intake.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Fall, a time for Tailgating’

Oct. 18, 2018—Chef Jason Porter, executive chef for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, will share his 28 years of culinary expertise at the Nov. 7 Vandy Cooks.

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Complete Go for the Gold by Oct. 31, earn up to $240 wellness credit

Oct. 9, 2018—Faculty and staff who enroll in the Vanderbilt Health Plan for 2019 can earn a wellness credit of up to $240 by completing all three steps of Go for the Gold by Wednesday, Oct. 31.

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Register for the Health Plus pumpkin-carving contest

Oct. 8, 2018—Join Health Plus for a pumpkin-carving competition in celebration of the last week of this season’s Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market. Carve or decorate a pumpkin with others in your department and bring it to the market on Thursday, Oct. 25, for voting.

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‘Babies and You’ schedule announced for fall

Oct. 8, 2018—Health Plus wants to support you in having a healthy pregnancy by offering "Babies and You", a prenatal education program to encourage early and consistent prenatal care.

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