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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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Babies and You: ‘Postpartum Care’ April 18

Apr. 11, 2019—Health Plus offers "Babies and You", a work site prenatal health promotion program for faculty/staff, spouses, and/or dependent children who become pregnant.

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My Southern Health: 4 tips for back care in these warm, sunny months

Apr. 9, 2019—Months of warm, glorious sun draw us outdoors to enjoy the weather, but those same months can be tough on the back. Here are four tips for back care to keep in mind this time of year, from Byron Stephens II, M.D., a Vanderbilt Spine Center specialist with Vanderbilt Orthopaedics.

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Wellcast: ‘Understanding Heart Disease in Women’

Apr. 5, 2019—Sharmin Basher, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and physician at the Vanderbilt Women’s Heart Program, talks about important differences in heart disease in women as compared to men. Read more information on the Vanderbilt Women’s Heart Program.

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Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

Mar. 27, 2019—Employees can join the 8-week friendly competition with fellow coworkers to help create new, deliciously healthy habits.

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Vanderbilt Health OnCall now available in Hendersonville

Mar. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt Health OnCall, a healthcare service that comes to patients when they are too busy or ill to make it to a clinic, is now treating patients in the Hendersonville community.

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My Southern Health: How surgical weight loss can be a catalyst to improved health

Mar. 19, 2019—A surgical weight loss procedure, such as the sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass, can be the first step to halting the cycle of obesity and enhancing lifestyle.

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My Southern Health: Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home

Feb. 22, 2019—William Schaffner, M.D., professor of Preventive Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, weighs in on the importance of staying home while sick and what we can all do to protect ourselves.

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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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