Upcoming Wellness Events

Help us spread the word for these upcoming events by posting flyers and inviting your colleagues to attend Walk with a Doc, Mammogram Van at 4444, the WUSM Farmer’s Market, and the Danforth/West Campus Crop Box mini-market.   Take a step towards better health. Learn about the Walk with a Doc program by walking and […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight

Nicole Venteris has initiated a number of creative efforts to cultivate a culture of wellness within her department. This year, Nicole has organized healthy snack days to motivate her WashU Moves team, hosted a focus group to provide feedback on Wellness Connection strategy, and regularly updates a wellness bulletin board. At the conclusion of the […]

November is Diabetes Awareness month

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. It is estimated that more than 24 million Americans have diabetes; of those, about 6 million don’t know they have the disease, and another 57 […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight

Kim Patterson joined the Wellness Champions in December of 2017, and since then has initiated several wellness events for her department at the Cortex. Most recently, Kim partnered with Wellness Connection to host a De-Stress Zone in August where 60+ members of Physicians Billing attended and relaxed with a chair massage, healthy snacks, and met […]

University Partnerships: Siteman Cancer Center

Early detection is the best tool in the fight against breast cancer. To improve the convenience and availability of mammography, the Siteman Cancer Center operates a mobile mammography van that offers screenings by appointment. The Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van offers annual screenings for women age 40 and over who have no signs or symptoms of breast […]

Upcoming Events

Participate in and spread the word for these upcoming events: Onsite Wellness Screenings, Feuerstein Health & Wellness Center ribbon cutting celebration, Move into Mindfulness, the Farmers Market and CSA Program.   Onsite Wellness Screenings Knowing your current blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and other key biometrics can empower us to make informed decisions about our lifestyle. As […]

Wellness Program Spotlight

By increasing resilience and taking steps to prevent distress, we can help ourselves avoid serious health conditions, including depression and anxiety problems. Mindfulness is a way to access your inner resources and move towards greater balance, control and peace of mind. Move into mindfulness by participating in the Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program. This program consists […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight

Rachel Tabak, PhD, research associate professor at the Brown School, has received a five-year, $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study ways to prevent weight gain and chronic disease among mothers age 18-35. “The research team developed a lifestyle modification intervention, Healthy Eating and Active Living Taught at Home (HEALTH) that […]

Treating Challenges as a Marathon

Wellness Tips From Your WashU WebMD Health Coaches: Planning to run a marathon (or taking on any task that requires a lot of time, discipline, and energy) can be overwhelming.  The mere thought of the work that lies ahead may lead to procrastination. Whether our task is literally training for/running a marathon, creating a new […]

Three Ways to Lower Stress

By Amy Hayden, WebMD Health Coach Believe it or not, some stress is good for us. It keeps us motivated to do what we need to provide us food and shelter. However, too much can wear us out and if chronic, it can be detrimental to our mental and physical well-being. So, finding ways to […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By removing the stigma and taking away the barriers to treatment, Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder that help is readily available and accessible. Be mindful of mental health issues and what resources are available. Work-Life Solutions helps you learn how to support one another in the workplace, understand symptoms and recognize indicators […]

Take Action to Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age […]

Focus on your personal wellness.

Learn about the resources and support available to you through Washington University’s Wellness Connection. Wellness experts are available to help you track and manage your health. WashU Wellness Connection experts include: WashU WebMD Health Coaches Todd Gulizia and Amy Hayden can help you set goals and track progress. Learn more. Onsite UHC Nurse Advocate, Teresa […]

Take 3 Actions to Fight Flu

You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine by the end of October, if possible. A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against […]

Healthy Reminders for Busy Women

Healthy Reminders

For many women, juggling work, home life, and family leaves little time for them to take care of themselves. But taking the time to know what cancer screening tests are right for you could help save your life. The American Cancer Society® encourages you to talk with your health care provider about screening tests for […]

Combating Cholesterol: Fight it With Food

Adding certain foods to your diet may actually help to lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk for heart disease. You know the rules. Eat less red meat, cheese and butter. Limit fried foods. Avoid trans fats. With so many things to cut out, what’s left to eat? While heart-healthy eating includes lots of “no’s,” […]

National Healthy Lunch Day

Most of us are uncertain about what’s best to eat, what’s healthful and what’s not. Often our food choices are full of calories, yet lack the vitamins and minerals that we need for energy and to feel our best. Our wellness goal is to promote good nutrition as part of a healthy lifestyle, and help […]

Resources to Reduce Stress

Resources for to Reduce Stress Brown Bag Sessions  Washington University Wellness Connection is proud to partner with UHC On-Site Nurse Advocate Teresa Fisher and Masterpeace Studios Executive Director Meg Krejci for a lunchtime session on stress management. You’re invited to learn about resources available to benefits-eligible WU employees, how to identify and manage distress in […]

Wellness Road Show

Wellness Road Show

Benefits-eligible Washington University employees are invited to visit with the Washington University Wellness Connection team and learn about resources to support your personal well-being goals. On-site Nurse Advocate Teresa Fisher will be available to provide blood pressure screenings and discuss lifestyle behaviors & condition management. These site visits are typically scheduled from 11:00am-1:00pm so that employees […]

6 Tips for Dining Out

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6 Tips for Dining Out By Jennifer DiBiasi, WebMD Health Coach So you’ve been eating well, paying attention to nutrition and portions and maybe even tracking intake on a fancy app. Then, after a long week, a much-needed get together lands you in a restaurant where you’re faced with a menu full of enticing options […]

Motivation Tips from WebMD Health Coaches

Motivation: The Key to Unlimited Potential Lighting the fire to actively create positive changes. By Matt Ferguson, WebMD Health Services Most people readily acknowledge that motivation is the desire to do something but is it really that simple? While motivation can start with a mere thought or verbalization, it must be followed up by visible […]

Join the challenge to move!

Move

The Spring 2017 WashU Moves Challenge starts March 15th and all benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to join. The challenge is to accumulate 10,000 steps each day for 100 days through a variety of activities, including walking, running, rolling, biking, swimming, and many other fun ways to move. Participants can use an activity tracker or our […]

Have you met your on-campus Nurse Advocate?

UHC Nurse Advocate

Washington University employees looking to address chronic and emerging health concerns can meet with Teresa Fisher, a UnitedHealthcare registered nurse and our dedicated Nurse Advocate. Teresa has a broad range of experience in disease management and health coaching. She is located on campus and can travel to you or your department to discuss a variety of […]

Free Elder Care Seminars

Are you part of the “sandwich generation”? Are you concerned about how to care for an aging parent? Join Michael E. Chiodini, of Chiodini Financial Group and Debra Schuster and Carol Quick, attorneys with Debra K. Schuster and Associates, for a free seminar on caring for older family members – now and in the future. […]

Upcoming Webinars to Promote Emotional Wellbeing

Do you feel like your head needs a refresh? Register for free and confidential webinars focused on building positive stress management strategies. Facilitated by trained counselors from Guidance Resources and our employee assistance program, these webinars will address a number of different topics, including emotional eating, depression, mindfulness and resiliency. Listen from your computer or […]