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Vanderbilt named a ‘healthiest workplace in America’

Jan. 31, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been named one of the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America for 2014 by Healthiest Employers, an independent corporate wellness research and data analysis firm.

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Health and Wellness offers ‘Resilience Toolkit’

Jan. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt's Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness has created a "Resilience Toolkit" to help employees "spring back" from life’s challenges and unexpected stressful events.

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‘Between Hallmark and heartache’: Psychiatrist offers tips for approaching the holidays

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” Vanderbilt psychiatrist Judith Akin says. In other words, don’t strive for perfection, and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season.

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“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas

Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...

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Wellcast: Enjoy the holidays–even when flying solo

Dec. 6, 2013—anet McCutchen of Work-Life Connections/EAP interviews Judith Akin, Work-Life Connections/EAP consulting psychiatrist, about ways to enjoy the Holidays – even if you are spending them away from family and friends

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Wellcast: Staying Connected During Times of Transition

Nov. 20, 2013—As with most organizations over the past year, Vanderbilt has faced changes. There are various ways that people respond to change, and having a support network is a significant part of addressing the emotional impact. The Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program wellcast, “Maintaining Peer Connections During Times of Transition,” features the Rev. Lillian Hallstrand, Vanderbilt...

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New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Depression & Mindfulness

Sep. 13, 2013—Listen to a new Wellcast on depression and mindfullness.

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Watch: What is Vanderbilt Health and Wellness?

Jul. 25, 2013—Watch a video about Health and Wellness, the award-winning umbrella division for four programs that support the health and productivity of Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

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Ink, toner, mobile device recycling program launched

Oct. 12, 2012—A new program is under way on campus to make it easy to recycle copier, fax, laser and ink jet toner cartridges, as well as old cell phones, iPods and mp3 players. It’s good for the earth and it also benefits some good causes that are close to home. The program, a partnership of the...

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Podcast: Unlocking writer’s block

Aug. 20, 2012—Having a hard time getting started on those papers or grant proposals? Chad Buck, a licensed psychologist and Vanderbilt Employee Assistance Program counselor, discusses the challenges and professional outcomes of procrastination, and ways to “unlock” writer’s block. Listen here Listen to interviews, tips and tidbits on a variety of health and wellness topics ranging from...

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Health Plus offers six-week series on managing blood pressure

Jan. 23, 2012—  Health Plus, in collaboration with the Occupational Health Clinic and Work/Life Connections, is sponsoring an educational blood pressure program on campus for all full-time, benefits-eligible Vanderbilt employees, their spouses and dependents. The program will offer six one-hour classes each Wednesday from noon to 12:55 p.m. Feb. 1-March 7. The sessions will cover ways to...

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Vanderbilt named one of Nashville’s healthiest employers

Jan. 3, 2012—Nashville Business Journal recognized Vanderbilt University as one of the city’s healthiest employers at an awards luncheon Dec. 15. This is the second year for NBJ’s Healthiest Employers awards program, which measures and ranks local organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. Vanderbilt won the “large” category ­– 1,000-plus employees – besting Gaylord...

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