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Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus Wellness Commodores

Aug. 22, 2019—Wellness Commodores lead by example through their enthusiastic commitment to wellness, have a positive impact on the culture of wellness within their department, and are recognized for the volunteer work that they do.

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Weight loss study looking for African American male participants

Aug. 16, 2019—The Center for Research on Men's Health at Vanderbilt University is conducting a weight-loss program in the Nashville area called Tailor Made: Solutions for Your Health. Tailor Made is specifically tailored to overweight and obese African American Men ages 35-64.

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My Southern Health: Preventing skin cancer

Jul. 22, 2019—Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., and one in five Americans will develop it at some point in their lives, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. 

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My Southern Health: Remember food safety at farmers markets

Jun. 14, 2019—Regulations at both the federal and state level are in place to keep consumers safe from foodborne illness. Despite established regulations, it’s important to keep food safety tips in mind, as food contamination can occur during production, processing or distribution.

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Vandy Walks: Campus in bloom

Jun. 4, 2019—Led by faculty and staff, Vandy Walks is a walking series brought to you by Health Plus and the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

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My Southern Health: Understanding a new approach to cancer treatment

May. 31, 2019—Breast cancer expert Ben Ho Park, M.D., is the new director of Precision Oncology at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Dr. Park explains his groundbreaking research on the genetic events that lead to cancer, and what that means for the future of cancer treatment.

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Host Health Plus’ CORE Nutrition at your office

May. 29, 2019—CORE Nutrition offers practical recipes, healthy samples, and reliable nutrition information in a fun, come and go atmosphere.

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Take a mindful break with Health Plus

May. 22, 2019—Follow along with Health Plus’s Mindful Break video to feel relaxed and renewed. 

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My Southern Health: Measles, vaccines and protecting families

May. 17, 2019—Measles not only makes children feel really awful, but it can also have serious or possibly fatal complications. Joseph Gigante, M.D., a pediatrician at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, answers common questions about measles and the vaccine that can prevent it.

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Free memory and Alzheimer’s gene screenings May 14

May. 10, 2019—Staff from the Center for Cognitive Medicine will administer memory screenings and Alzheimer’s gene screenings at no cost to community members ages 60 and above.

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Babies and You: ‘Basics of Infant Safety at Home and in the Car’

May. 3, 2019—"Babies and You" encourages early and consistent prenatal care and provides monthly educational opportunities. 

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Veterans with GERD needed for research study

Apr. 16, 2019—Investigators with VUMC's Diet, Body Composition, and Human Metabolism Core are comparing the effects of diets on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in Veterans.

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