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Heart healthy recipes for Valentine’s Day

Feb. 8, 2019—Because nothing says “I love you” like heart-healthy meals!

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EAP offers guidance for finding a mental health provider

Feb. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt employees and their spouses can access Work/Life Connections-EAP for personalized assistance with this process including insurance costs questions.

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My Southern Health: 8 tips for preventing dry eyes in winter

Feb. 1, 2019—During the winter months, the air — outside and indoors — is typically dry. The lack of moisture makes the surface of the eyes drier and causes irritation, itching and discomfort.

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My Southern Health: Know when to keep kids home sick from school

Jan. 18, 2019—The basic rule is to keep children home if they don’t feel well enough to participate in classroom routines. Remember that rest and your care at home will be best for your child, as well as for friends at school. By keeping your child home, you are minimizing exposure to other kids and hopefully preventing further spread of illness.

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My Southern Health: Ideas for healthier office meeting food

Jan. 11, 2019—Stacey Kendrick, health educator at Vanderbilt Health, recommends ideas for healthier eating while meeting.

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My Southern Health: Not only women need pelvic floor physical therapy

Jan. 8, 2019—Pelvic floor physical therapy (or “rehab”) can help men recover from incontinence after prostate surgery, and from pelvic pain.

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What can you discover in the Health and Wellness Information Portal?

Oct. 25, 2018—Your Health and Wellness Information Portal holds a treasure trove of information concerning your health and well-being.

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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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October is Depression Awareness Month; take the online self-assessment

Sep. 23, 2018—October is Depression Awareness Month. It serves as a reminder that clinical depression is a common medical illness affecting more than 16 million adults in the United States each year. Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of health care.

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Occupational Health offers online animal allergy screening

Sep. 23, 2018—Did you know that researchers who work with animals run the risk of developing allergies to them? Occupational Health conducts screenings to identify people who are starting to develop allergies to their animals and can intervene to protect the worker from overexposure and prevent asthma.

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My Southern Health: Infant injuries from baby walkers are still on the rise

Sep. 20, 2018—Baby walkers are often sold to parents as devices that will help children walk independently sooner, even though research suggests that it actually delays the start of walking.

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My Southern Health: How to help children understand natural disasters

Sep. 16, 2018—Natural disasters, even when far away, can cause children to become concerned about their own safety. Here’s how to talk them through it.

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