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Fill Up on Fiber

​Learn Dietary fiber, sometimes referred to as “roughage” or “bulk”, is a type of carbohydrate that cannot be broken down by our bodies. Although fiber provides minimal energy (calories), it is still a very important part of a healthy diet. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans and other legumes, and whole grains all contain dietary fiber. Fiber benefits our health in many ways:

Issue 424, August/September University Edition

Go for the Gold with Health Plus Care Gap Alerts: Breastfeeding with Carol Huber, RN, BS, NICU Lactation Consultant Coping with Life Transitions with Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, ACM-SW, Clinical Counselor, Work/Life Connections-EAP Cholesterol: The Good and The Bad with Keqin (Catherine) Qian, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, Nurse Practitioner, OHC Clinic Manager Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Emily Cox, CHES, CHWC, Senior Health Educator at Health Plus

Issue 424, August/September Medical Center Edition

Go for the Gold with Health Plus Care Gap Alerts: Breastfeeding with Carol Huber, RN, BS, NICU Lactation Consultant Coping with Life Transitions with Megan Bergfeld, LCSW, ACM-SW, Clinical Counselor, Work/Life Connections-EAP Cholesterol: The Good and The Bad with Keqin (Catherine) Qian, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, Nurse Practitioner, OHC Clinic Manager Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Emily Cox, CHES, CHWC, Senior Health Educator at Health Plus

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. During the past couple of years, there have many traumatic stressors that have impacted us. For some, there is a more lasting emotional effects, including intense feelings and disturbing thoughts related to their experience. Work/Life Connections-EAP shares some ways to help manage the intense feelings that come with a PTSD response.

Coping with Senseless Tragedies

​The last few weeks have been filled with sadness and trauma. We try to make sense of the senseless and irrational. How can we cope when faced with such chaos, devastation, and destruction? Work/Life Connections-EAP lists ways in which you can help yourself and others who are having difficulties after traumatic experiences.

Issue 423, June/July 2022 University Edition

Going for Gold Throughout Summer with Health Plus Care Gap Alerts: The Importance of Summer Safety with Cristina M. Estrada, MD Savoring the Moment and Expressing Gratitude with Heather Kamper, LCSW, SHARE Coordinator/ Clinical Counselor at Work/Life Connections –EAP I Am Vanderbilt: Paul Flournoy with Kara Furlong, Internal Communications Manager and Editor of MyVU at Vanderbilt University Stick It to the Flu with Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Director of Occupational Health Clinic Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES, Health Educator at Health Plus

Issue 423, June/July 2022 Medical Center Edition

Going for Gold Throughout Summer with Health Plus Care Gap Alerts: The Importance of Summer Safety with Cristina M. Estrada, MD Savoring the Moment and Expressing Gratitude with Heather Kamper, LCSW, SHARE Coordinator/ Clinical Counselor at Work/Life Connections – EAP Passion at Work with Caroline Epps, MSN, RN, CPPS Manager, Patient Care Services Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at VUMC Stick It to the Flu with Lori Rolando, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Director of Occupational Health Clinic Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Rachel Bowman, CHES, Health Educator at Health Plus

Issue 422, April/May 2022 University Edition

​In This Issue: Improving Mental Health Across Vanderbilt with Ted Rice, LPC, CEAP, Clinical Counselor, Work/Life Connections Care Gap Alerts: Suicide Prevention and Awareness with Ciera V. Scott, PhD, HSP, Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Licensed Psychologist at University Counseling Center Vanderbilt University Ending Sexual Assault and Harassment Starts with You with Heather Kamper, LCSW, SHARE Coordinator/Clinical Counselor at Work/Life Connections-EAP Walking Your Way to a Healthier Life with Mary Pullias Henderson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner at Occupational Health Clinic Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Emily Cox, CHES, CHWC, Senior Health Educator with Health Plus

Issue 422, April/May 2022 Medical Center Edition

Improving Mental Health Across Vanderbilt with Ted Rice, LPC, CEAP, Clinical Counselor, Work/Life Connections Care Gap Alerts: MyOrthoHealth Bundle with Rick Ohmer, Executive Director, Compensation & Benefits Ending Sexual Assault and Harassment Starts with You with Heather Kamper, LCSW, SHARE Coordinator/Clinical Counselor at Work/Life Connections-EAP Passion at Work with Michael Garrett, Director of the Office of Patient Relations and Facilitated Patient Services at VUMC Walking Your Way to a Healthier Life with Mary Pullias Henderson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner at Occupational Health Clinic Ask a Lifestyle Coach with Emily Cox, CHES, CHWC, Senior Health Educator with Health Plus