Assess Your Risk for Sleep Apnea with the STOP-BANG Test

Health Plus
March 8, 2016

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. It is far more common than generally understood. Sleep apnea occurs in all age groups and both genders. It is more common in men, although it may be under diagnosed in women and young African-Americans. It is estimated that as many as 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. Read more​ from the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.

LGBTI Resources

Health Plus
July 14, 2014

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) faculty and staff have unique health care needs that often go unaddressed.
 
 The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTI Health, housed within the Office for Diversity in Medical Education, works to address disparities often experienced in the LGBTI community, improve patient health, and offer educational opportunities focused on LGBTI health.

Immunizations and Religion

Occupational Health Clinic
August 27, 2013

Most religions have no prohibition against vaccinations, however some have considerations, concerns or restrictions regarding vaccination in general, particular reasons for vaccination, or specific vaccine ingredients. Below is a list of the current position of some of the more common religious faiths. Buddhism - Buddhism has no central authority that determines doctrine. Vaccination is widely accepted in predominantly Buddhist countries.

Finding A Mental Health Provider

Work/Life Connections
September 27, 2011

Finding the right provider is important when beginning the therapeutic process. Work/Life Connections-EAP at 615-936-1327, is available for a confidential meeting with a faculty/staff member of Vanderbilt to assess the presenting problem, identify related issues and consider important demographic considerations (location, insurance, etc.) to assist in matching you with a potential provider. A counselor will suggest three or more potential providers who may meet your needs. The counselor may also talk with you about the process of selecting a provider with whom your are comfortable.

Preventive Care

Health Plus
September 27, 2011

Day-to-day health decisions have a great influence on our long-term health. This means practicing positive health behaviors and making informed health decisions. Getting preventive care exams is an important step in staying healthy.
 
 A routine physical exam from a doctor or a health care provider helps you know the state of your health. You can help lower your risk of illness or injury by getting regular exams and tests to find problems at an early treatable stage and by receiving immunizations that prevent disease.