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Since the beginning of the pandemic, our healthcare teams have done an awesome job in spite of the uncertainty, danger to their safety, fatigue, and the trauma to their psychological well-being. This article contains some suggestions that our healthcare members recommended for self-care during the first wave of this pandemic.
It would be great if everyone was born with a full repertoire of traits and skills for resilience. Since we are not, it is reassuring to know that with practice and training we can learn the behaviors, attitudes and skills necessary to increase our ability to spring back from challenges. There are four skill sets that are particularity helpful in developing resilience:
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to helping you get the care you need as quickly and conveniently and as affordably as possible. Rather than pay a higher copay for an emergency room visit, employees can take advantage of these cost- and time-saving health care options.
The Medical Center has many programs in place to support individuals and work groups in their psychological and spiritual health.
Uncontrolled levels of stress may be affecting your health in ways you are unaware of. Stress can have physical effects on the body, cause changes in your thoughts and feelings, and affect your behavior. Uncontrolled stress can contribute to health problems including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and more.
We don't often think of baked goods as fitting into a healthy lifestyle. They can contain high amounts of calories from added sugar and saturated fats. However, there are some simple ways to make your favorite recipes healthier and more nutritious. Use the following ideas and examples to bake better baked goods. Handout
Over the years, dairy alternatives have become incredibly popular. In fact, non-dairy sales are surging when compared to traditional dairy products, showing that many people are making the switch. Some reasons people may choose to remove dairy from their diets include lactose intolerance, allergies, veganism, and health concerns. Full-fat dairy contains high amounts of saturated fat, which can increase your risk of heart disease.