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Wellcast: ‘Get Active! It’s the Kicker for Your Ticker’

Feb. 26, 2020—February is Heart Health Month and a good time to check in on how your lifestyle is supporting your cardiovascular health. Dr. Raphael See, a cardiologist with the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, discusses the role of physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Listen to new Health Plus Wellcast: ‘A New Resolution – Emotional Health’

Jan. 8, 2020—Many people start the new year with a resolution, but it is rarely about their emotional health. Kyle MacDonald from the University Counseling Center outlines some of the things we can do to be emotionally healthy.

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Wellcast: Learn about new diabetes treatment technology

Dec. 11, 2019—Shichun Bao, associate professor of medicine and the Diabetes Technology Program leader in the Division of Endocrinology at the Eskind Diabetes Clinic, shares information on the amazing technological advances in diabetes treatment and blood sugar management.

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Wellcast: ‘Healthy hydration for summer fun’

Sep. 16, 2019—Blair Hitchcock, director of sports nutrition, discusses why proper hydration is important for physical activity, the signs of dehydration, and current recommendations for hydration during physical activity.

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Wellcast: ‘The Mediterranean Diet Goes Global’

Jun. 19, 2019—Marilyn Holmes, associate director of the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and a registered dietitian, talks about the many healthy components of the Mediterranean diet for International Mediterranean Diet Month.

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Wellcast: ‘There’s an App for That! Self-Monitoring Your Healthy Habits’

May. 15, 2019—David Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, discusses why self-monitoring is so effective in helping establish healthy habits and shares the best ways to self-monitor.

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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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Wellcast: ‘PrEP: Not Just Another Acronym’

Jan. 30, 2019—In this episode, Dr. Sean Kelly, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Disease at VUMC, talks about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). PrEP is a medication regimen to prevent transmission of HIV in high risk populations.

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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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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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Wellcast: Manage your medical information with My Health at Vanderbilt

Aug. 15, 2018—Dr. Trent Rosenbloom, an internist and pediatrician on faculty in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the director of My Health at Vanderbilt, discusses the many benefits and ease of use of My Health at Vanderbilt, the premier patient portal available to all patients of Vanderbilt.

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Wellcast: Is my spending an addiction?

Jul. 17, 2018—Listen to the Employee Assistance Program interview local therapist, Michael Murphy LCSW, about the dangers of emotional spending. 

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