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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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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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