Taking Charge of Your Healthcare https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/ en Prevention and Treatment of Illness https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/prevention-and-treatment-illness <span class="field--node--title">Prevention and Treatment of Illness</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:10</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3383" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Prevention and Treatment of Illness"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <ul> <li>Healthcare at Home: <ul> <li>VUMC Telehealth: Employees enrolled in the VUMC health plan can schedule on-demand telehealth visits through the My Health at Vanderbilt mobile app or web portal. Telehealth appointments are available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and are staffed by Vanderbilt Health nurse practitioners, who can diagnose and treat a wide range of non-emergent medical conditions, including allergies, sinus infection, rashes and bug bites. Appointments are charged at the tier 1 rate.</li> <li>Vanderbilt Health OnCall: Serving Nashville-Davidson County and the cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville and Nolensville, Vanderbilt Health OnCall brings a Vanderbilt Health nurse practitioner to your home or office to treat common illnesses, such as strep, flu, colds and urinary tract infections. Vanderbilt Health OnCall providers can also write prescriptions. Appointments are available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and are charged at the tier 1 rate. Download the mobile app or visit <a href="http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/vhoc">www.vanderbilthealth.com/vhoc</a> to request a visit, and a provider will arrive within two hours of your request.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Walk-in Clinic Campus Options: <ul> <li>Belcourt Walk-in Clinic: Opened in fall 2020, the newest Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinic is conveniently located near the Medical Center campus, in Hillsboro Village on Belcourt Avenue, across from the Belcourt Theatre. The clinic, which offers same-day, full-service care, is a good option if you become sick or have an injury but can't make it to your primary care provider. The clinic treats minor injuries and non-emergent conditions, such as cold, flu and sinus infection, and features on-site lab services, X-ray and EKG machines. Walk in or reserve your spot at <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/" target="_blank" title="www.myhealthwalkin.com">www.myhealthwalkin.com</a>.</li> <li>Occupational Health Clinic helps protect Vanderbilt faculty and staff through a variety of programs used to treat work-related illness and injury and monitor exposure to workplace hazards. OHC also provides treatment for minor illnesses such as cold and flu. For services not related to COVID-19, employees may visit the Occupational Health Clinic located in Suite 640 of the Medical Arts Building, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Telehealth and in-person services are available to meet your individual needs.</li> <li>OHC also provides COVID-19 assessment, testing, monitoring and vaccine services for employees. For COVID-19 assessment and testing, employees may visit the Express Care Clinic located in Suite 112 of the Medical Arts Building, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. For complete information on COVID-19 services offered by Occupational Health including locations for testing and vaccination, visit <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/covid-19" title="Occupational Health Employee COVID-19 Information">Occupational Health Employee COVID-19 Information</a>.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Walk-In Clinic Community Options: <ul> <li>Vanderbilt Health Walk-in Clinics offer urgent medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that need to be treated immediately. With 11 convenient locations, you can walk in to find quality care for your and your family. For complete information including locations and clinic hours, visit <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-walk-clinics" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics">Vanderbilt Health Walk-In Clinics</a>.</li> <li>Vanderbilt Health Clinics at Walgreens offer easy access to quality health care in your community. A wide range of services is available for the whole family. To find a location near you and for a complete list of services, visit <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-clinic-walgreens" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens">Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens</a>.</li> <li>Vanderbilt Children's After-Hours Clinics offer urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries in children of all ages. For information on locations and clinic hours, visit <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-childrens-after-hours-clinics" target="_blank">Vanderbilt Children's After-Hours Clinics</a>.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=181" hreflang="und">Acute Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=228" hreflang="und">Medical Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=238" hreflang="und">Primary Care</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 02 Sep 2021 18:10:20 +0000 harnessg 3383 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Assess Your Risk for Sleep Apnea with the STOP-BANG Test https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/assess-your-risk-sleep-apnea-stop-bang-test <span class="field--node--title">Assess Your Risk for Sleep Apnea with the STOP-BANG Test</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/index.php/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/25/2020 - 15:03</span> <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/blog-post-rss/3236" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Assess Your Risk for Sleep Apnea with the STOP-BANG Test"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health Plus</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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. <a href="http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/sleepcenter/48444" target="_blank" title="Read more​">Read more​</a> from the Vanderbilt Sleep Center.</p> <h3>Take the STOP BANG Sleep Apnea Risk Assessment.</h3> <p>Answer the 8 questions below with Yes or NO. Total your scores to calculate your risk.</p> <ul> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">S</strong>noring: Do you snore loudly (loud enough to be heard through closed doors or your bed-partner elbows you for snoring at night)?</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">T</strong>iredness/fatigue<strong>: </strong>Do you often feel tired, fatigued, or sleepy during the daytime (such as falling asleep during driving or talking to someone)?</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">O</strong>bserved apnea: Has anyone observed you stop breathing or choking/gasping during your sleep?</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">P</strong>ressure: Do you have or are being treated for High Blood Pressure?</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">B</strong>ody Mass Index: Do you have a BMI of 35 or higher? <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html" title="Calculate">Calculate</a> your BMI.</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">A</strong>ge: Are you older than 50 years?</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">N</strong>eck size: For males, is your shirt collar 17 inches or larger or for females, is your shirt collar 16 inches or larger?</li> <li><strong style="font-size: 20px;">G</strong>ender: Are you male?</li> </ul> <h3>Assess Your Risk:</h3> <p align="left">Low Risk: Yes to 0 - 2 questions<br /> Intermediate Risk: Yes to 3 - 4 questions<br /> High Risk: Yes to 5 - 8 questions<br /> High Risk: Yes to 2 or more of STOP questions (1-4) and any of the following:</p> <ul> <li>male gender</li> <li>BMI &gt; 35kg/m2</li> <li>neck circumference 17 inches in male or 16 inches in female</li> </ul> <h3>Take Action:</h3> <p align="left">If you have an intermediate or high risk score contact your primary care provider.</p> <p align="left"><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles-blog/choosing-primary-care-provider" title="Learn more">Learn more</a> about choosing a primary care provider. VU employees, <a href="http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/vanderbilt-affiliates/vhan-providers.php" target="_blank" title="learn how">learn</a> how to find a VHAN provider. VUMC employees, <a href="https://www.aetna.com/dsepublic/#/contentPage?page=providerSearchLanding&amp;site_id=DirectLink&amp;planValue=VUMC%7cVUMC_Health_Plan" target="_blank">learn</a> how to find a VHAN provider.</p> <h3>Resources:</h3> <p><a href="http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/sleepcenter/" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Sleep Center">Vanderbilt Sleep Center</a></p> <p><strong>Modified from:</strong><br /> <a href="http://stopbang.ca/osa/screening.php" target="_blank" title="stopbang.ca/osa/screening.php">stopbang.ca/osa/screening.php</a><br /> Chung F et al. Anesthesiology 2008; 108: 812-821,<br /> Chung F et al Br J Anaesth 2012; 108: 768-775,<br /> Chung F et al J Clin Sleep Med Sept 2014.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=237" hreflang="und">Prevention</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/index.php/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:03:11 +0000 harnessg 3236 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Getting to Know Your Medications https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles/getting-know-your-medications <span class="field--node--title">Getting to Know Your Medications</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/harnessg-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">harnessg</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/09/2019 - 14:27</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/3154" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Getting to Know Your Medications"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health Plus</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="ExternalClass0E5CA2701E414930A9D809DAA955F800"> <p>Understanding and managing your medications requires a team approach between you and your health care provider(s). Watch this video to learn steps that you can take to be sure medications are being used safely and effectively. </p> <div data-embed-button="media_entity_embed" data-entity-embed-display="view_mode:media.medium" data-entity-type="media" data-entity-uuid="0f418f86-8966-407c-9c5c-46575cd46b90" data-langcode="en" class="embedded-entity"><article class="media media--type-video media--view-mode-medium"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/zorO0w9jAJs?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </article> </div> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/vumc.org.health-wellness/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpMyMedicationList.pdf" target="_blank">Create</a> your own medication list.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/resource-articles?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 19:27:04 +0000 harnessg 3154 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Spring Cleaning For Your Medicine Cabinet https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/spring-cleaning-your-medicine-cabinet <span class="field--node--title">Spring Cleaning For Your Medicine Cabinet</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=138" hreflang="und">Occupational Health Clinic</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/17/2017 - 06:00</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2781" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Spring Cleaning For Your Medicine Cabinet"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Occupational Health Clinic</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img class="alignright wp-image-8644 size-medium" src="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/vumc.org.health-wellness/files/public_files/images/ohc/ohcSpringCleaningForYourMedicineCabinet.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 167px; margin: 5px; float: right;" /> What's in your medicine cabinet? Perhaps you have a few leftover pain pills, half a bottle of cough syrup, or even an entire cache of controlled substances from a loved one who has died.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>It's a common and potentially dangerous problem according to Andrea Bryant, Pharm.D., MBA, MHA, and Executive Director for Pharmacy Business Operations at VUMC. "We know that 60-70% of prescription drug abuse starts with medications obtained from family and friends — often found in the family medicine cabinet," says Bryant.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Abuse isn't the only risk, however. Medication given to a friend could be harmful to them. Children and pets can swallow medications or chew medicated patches - like nicotine and fentanyl - with dangerous or even fatal results. Even taking your own expired medicine is not safe.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>So how should one dispose of unwanted medication safely? Can it be returned to a pharmacy, thrown in the trash, or even flushed down the toilet or sink?</p>&#13; &#13; <p>"Flushing is not recommended because of potential environmental effects," says Mark Sullivan, Pharm.D., MBA, and Executive Director of Pharmacy Operations at VUMC. "You could put them in the trash, sealed in a plastic bag mixed with something like kitty litter, to send to a landfill, but even this isn't ideal." Landfill drugs can leach into the ground and may present an environmental hazard.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Sullivan and Bryant agree that the best way to dispose of unwanted medications is to have them professionally destroyed through a pharmacy take-back program since many pharmacies now have safe and eco-friendly medication disposal programs. While pharmacy staff cannot touch the medications you wish to discard, they can help you place them in a drug collection kiosk where they are stored before being securely routed to an incineration plant.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Kiosks accept human and veterinary medications in pill, liquid, or patch form. "The only things we can't accept are sharps and inhalers," says Bryant. Any personal information on the medication is protected throughout the process and destroyed with the medication.</p>&#13; &#13; <p><strong>Here's where to find kiosks for disposing of unwanted medications:</strong></p>&#13; &#13; <ul><li>All Vanderbilt retail pharmacy locations: The Vanderbilt Clinic, Children's Hospital, Medical Center East, and One Hundred Oaks</li>&#13; <li>Select Walgreens pharmacies: Nashville (3130 Clarksville Pike &amp; 5555 Edmondson Pike), Hendersonville (198 E Main St) and Murfreesboro (106 W Northfield Blvd)</li>&#13; <li>Metro Nashville police headquarters and many police precincts - <a href="http://tdeconline.tn.gov/rxtakeback/" target="_blank" title="find them">find them</a> with the interactive Unwanted Pharmaceutical Take Back Map</li>&#13; <li>CVS and many independent pharmacies also have programs to mail back unwanted medications. Ask your pharmacist about these.</li>&#13; </ul><p>If medication disposal has you stumped, your pharmacist is always happy to help. So roll up your sleeves and clean out that medicine cabinet today!</p>&#13; </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=181" hreflang="und">Acute Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=182" hreflang="und">Addiction</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=209" hreflang="und">Eldercare</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=228" hreflang="und">Medical Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=234" hreflang="und">Personal Safety</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:45 +0000 admin 2781 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness LGBTI Resources https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/lgbti-resources <span class="field--node--title">LGBTI Resources</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/14/2014 - 09:35</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2564" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to LGBTI Resources"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health Plus</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) faculty and staff have unique health care needs that often go unaddressed.</p> <p>The <a href="https://www.vumc.org/lgbtq/" target="_blank" title="LGBTQ dept">Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTQ Health</a>, housed within the Office for Diversity Affairs, works to address disparities often experienced in the LGBTQ community, improve patient health, and offer educational opportunities focused on LGBTQ health.</p> <p>The program has outlined <a href="https://www.vumc.org/lgbtq/resources-students-and-educators" target="_blank" title="resources for students and educators">resources for students and educators</a>, in addition to valuable <a href="https://www.vumc.org/lgbtq/patient-resources" target="_blank" title="resources outlined for patients">resources outlined for patients</a>.</p> <p>Members of LGBTQ community are at an increased risk for a number of health threats when compared to heterosexuals.* National efforts to improve the quality of lives of the LGBTQ communities are also under way. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has summarized what efforts have taken place to improve the lives of LGBTQ people. Details on hospital visitation rights, advance directives, and the Affordable Care Act are all outlined <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/programs/topic-sites/lgbt/" target="_blank" title="here">here</a>.</p> <p>Need information on Vanderbilt policies for LGBTQ faculty and staff? View a brief description of Vanderbilt University policies<a href="https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/lgbti/vanderbilt-policies" target="_blank" title="here"> </a><a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/lgbtqi/resources/facultystaff-resources" target="_blank" title="here">here</a> and Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center policies <a href="https://www.vumc.org/lgbtq/vanderbilt-policies" target="_blank" title="here">here</a>.</p> <p>* Source: <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/about.htm" target="_blank" title="http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/about.htm">http://www.cdc.gov/lgbthealth/about.htm</a></p> <h3 class="ms-standardheader"><strong>Additional Resources:</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://vanderbilthealth.com/lgbtqhealthprogram/" target="_blank" title="LGBTQ Health at Vandy">Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health</a><br /> <a href="http://glma.org/" target="_blank" title="The Gay and Lesbian Medial Association">The Gay and Lesbian Medial Association</a><br /> <a href="https://www.hrsa.gov/library/national-lgbt-health-education-center" target="_blank" title="HRSA LGBT Health">HRSA LGBT Health</a> CDC: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health<br /> <a href="https://pflag.org/" target="_blank" title="PFLAG">PFLAG</a>: Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays<br /> <a href="http://www.glsen.org/" target="_blank" title="GLSEN">GLSEN</a>: Gay, Lesbian &amp; Straight Education Network<br /> <a href="http://www.thetrevorproject.org/" target="_blank" title="Trevor project">The Trevor Project</a><br /> <a href="https://oasiscenter.org/for-youth/just-us" target="_blank" title="Oasis Center">The Oasis Center's Just Us Program</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nashvillecares.org/" target="_blank" title="Nash cares">Nashville Cares</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/OutCentral/" target="_blank" title="Outcentral">OutCentral</a>: Greater Nashville's LGBT Center</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=181" hreflang="und">Acute Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=237" hreflang="und">Prevention</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=238" hreflang="und">Primary Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:35:45 +0000 admin 2564 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Immunizations and Religion https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/immunizations-and-religion <span class="field--node--title">Immunizations and Religion</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=138" hreflang="und">Occupational Health Clinic</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:10</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2490" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Immunizations and Religion"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Occupational Health Clinic</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <p><strong>Buddhism</strong> - Buddhism has no central authority that determines doctrine. Vaccination is widely accepted in predominantly Buddhist countries.</p> <p><strong>Christianity</strong> - The Christian faith consists of multiple different denominations, which may differ in theological approach to vaccines.</p> <blockquote> <p>The following Christian denominations have no theological objection to vaccination:</p> <ul> <li>Roman Catholicism</li> <li>Eastern Orthodox</li> <li>Oriental Orthodox</li> <li>Amish</li> <li>Anglican</li> <li>Baptist</li> <li><a href="http://www.lds.org/church/news/church-makes-immunizations-an-official-initiative-provides-social-mobilization?lang=eng&amp;query=vaccination" target="_blank" title="The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints">The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints</a>​ (Mormon)</li> <li>Congregational</li> <li>Episcopalian</li> <li>Jehovah's Witness - Note: This denomination originally denounced vaccination, but revised this doctrine in 1952. An <a href="http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201103/protect-your-health/#?insight%5bsearch_id%5d=d0c40694-0b06-4343-82b7-321abed5f19f%26insight%5bsearch_result_index%5d=1" target="_blank" title="article">article</a> in a recent issue of the church's newsletter promotes vaccination to avoid infectious diseases.</li> <li>Lutheran</li> <li>Mennonite</li> <li>Methodist (including African Methodist Episcopal)</li> <li>Quaker</li> <li>Pentecostal</li> <li>Presbyterian</li> <li>Seventh-Day Adventist</li> <li>Unitarian-Universalist</li> </ul> <p> The following denominations do have a theological objection to vaccination:</p> <ul> <li>Dutch Reformed Congregations - This denomination has a tradition of declining immunizations. Some members decline vaccination on the basis that it interferes with divine providence. However, others within the faith accept immunization as a gift from God to be used with gratitude.</li> <li>Faith healing denominations including:</li> <li>Faith Tabernacle</li> <li>Church of the First Born</li> <li>Faith Assembly</li> <li>End Time Ministrie</li> <li><span id="part1"><span><a href="http://christianscience.com/what-is-christian-science#practice-of-cs" target="_blank" title="Church of Christ, Scientist">Church of Christ, Scientist</a> -  One of the basic teachings of this denomination is that disease can be cured or prevented by focused prayer and members will often request exemptions when available. However, there are not strict rules against vaccination and members can receive required vaccinations. </span></span></li> </ul> </blockquote> <p><strong>Hinduism - </strong>Hinduism has no prohibition against vaccines. While Hindus venerate cows, trace bovine components of certain vaccines have not been identified as a theological concern.</p> <p><strong>Islam</strong> - Islam has no prohibition to vaccination. There have been several gatherings of Muslim leaders, scholars, and philosophers to address the theological implications of ingredients in food and drugs, including vaccination. The Organization of Islamic Conference and 15th annual conference of the International Fiqh Council both concluded that vaccination is acceptable under Islam. The Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences concluded that <a href="http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/Porcine-vaccineapproval.htm" target="_blank" title="porcine gelatin">porcine gelatin</a> used in vaccines is acceptable. Some muftis (experts in Islamic law) hold that immunization is obligatory (wajib) when the disease risk is high and the vaccine has benefits that far outweigh its risk.</p> <p><strong>Jainism - </strong>Jains follow a path of non-violence toward all living beings including microscopic organisms. Jains do allow cooking, the use of soap and antibiotics, and vaccination, because this destruction of microorganisms, even though regretted, is necessary to protect other lives.</p> <p><strong>Judaism - </strong>Judaism supports vaccination as an action to maintain health, and also as a parental responsibility to protect children against future infection. In Judaism the concept of <em>Pikuakh nefesh, </em>acting to save one's own or another's life, is a primary value. While some vaccines containing porcine derived gelatin, Jewish scholars, agree that <a href="http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/Porcine-vaccineapproval.htm" target="_blank" title="porcine gelatin">porcine gelatin</a> in injectable form is acceptable.</p> <p><strong>Scientology</strong>: in an <a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/Faiths/Scientology/Scientology-Silent-Birth-Its-A-Natural-Thing.aspx?p=4" target="_blank" title="interview">interview</a> for BeliefNet, Rev. John Carmichael of the Church of Scientology stated that there are no precepts or strictures about vaccinations within Scientology.</p> <p>For more information about religious beliefs regarding immunizations, please refer to the following:</p> <p><a href="http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/Religion.htm" target="_blank" title="Religion and Vaccines (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)">Religion and Vaccines (John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)</a></p> <p>Grabenstein JD. <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23499565" target="_blank" title="What the world's religions teach, applied to vaccines and immune globulins">What the world's religions teach, applied to vaccines and immune globulins.</a> Vaccine. 2013 Apr 12;31(16):2011-23. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.02.026. Epub 2013 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 23499565.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=258" hreflang="und">Vaccines</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:10:53 +0000 admin 2490 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Learn About Advance Directives https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/learn-about-advance-directives <span class="field--node--title">Learn About Advance Directives</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/27/2013 - 08:13</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2446" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Learn About Advance Directives"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health Plus</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Make sure your health care wishes will be carried out in the event you're unable to express them yourself.  Watch this video to learn about advance directives.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fyRZExpbzhc?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0" width="854"></iframe> </p> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/vumc.org.health-wellness/files/public_files/PDFs/hp/hpTennesseeAdvanceDirectiveForHealthcare.pdf" target="_blank" title="Download">Download</a> the Advance Directive for Healthcare form.</p> <p><strong>What is an Advance Directive?</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>An advance directive tells your doctor what kind of care you would like to have if you become unable to make medical decisions. If you're admitted to the hospital, the hospital staff will probably talk to you about advance directives.</li> <li>A good advance directive describes the kind of treatment you would want depending on how sick you are. For example, the directives would describe what kind of care you want if you have an illness that you're unlikely to recover from, or if you're permanently unconscious.</li> <li>Advance directives usually tell your doctor that you don't want certain kinds of treatment. However, they can also say that you want a certain treatment no matter how sick you are.</li> <li>Advance directives can take many forms. Laws about advance directives are different in each state. You should be aware of the laws in your state.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Living will:</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>A living will is one type of advance directive.</li> <li>It is a written, legal document that describes the kind of medical treatments or life-sustaining treatments you would want if you were seriously or terminally ill.</li> <li>A living will doesn't let you select someone to make decisions for you.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Durable Power of Attorney (DPA):</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>A durable power of attorney (DPA) for health care is another kind of advance directive.</li> <li>A DPA states whom you have chosen to make health care decisions for you if you become unconscious or unable to make medical decisions.</li> <li>A DPA is generally more useful than a living will but may not be a good choice if you don't have another person you trust to make these decisions for you.</li> </ul> <p>Living wills and DPAs are legal in most states. Even if these advance directives aren't officially recognized by the law in your state, they can still be helpful in guiding your loved ones and doctor if you're unable to make decisions about your medical care. Ask your doctor, lawyer, or state representative about the law in your state.</p> <p><strong>Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR):</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>A DNR order is another kind of advance directive.</li> <li>A DNR is a request not to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if your heart stops or if you stop breathing.</li> <li>Unless given other instructions, hospital staff will try to help any patient whose heart has stopped or who has stopped breathing.</li> <li>You can use an advance directive form or tell your doctor that you don't want to be resuscitated.</li> <li>Your doctor will put the DNR order in your medical chart. Doctors and hospitals in all states accept DNR orders.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Should I have an Advance Directive?</strong><br /> Yes! By creating an advance directive, you're making your preferences known about medical care before you're faced with a serious injury or illness. Any person 18 years of age or older can prepare an advance directive. People who are seriously or terminally ill are more likely to have an advance directive. However, even if you're in good health, you might want to consider writing an advance directive. An accident or serious illness can happen suddenly, and if you already have a signed advance directive, you can feel more confident that your wishes will be known, and thus can be followed.</p> <p><strong>Writing an Advance Directive:</strong><br /> You can write an advance directive in several ways:</p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li>Use a form provided by your doctor.</li> <li>Write your wishes down by yourself.</li> <li>Call your health department or state department on aging to get a form. </li> <li>Call a lawyer.</li> <li>Use a computer software package for legal documents.</li> </ul> <p>Advance directives and living wills don't have to be complicated legal documents. They can be short, simple statements about what you want done or not done if you're unable to make those decisions. You may want to have what you've written reviewed by your doctor or a lawyer to make sure your directives are understood exactly as you intended. When you're satisfied with your directives, the orders should be notarized if possible, and copies should be given to your family and your doctor.</p> <h3>Additional Information:</h3> <p><a href="http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/quick-lists/services.php#Notary_Publics" target="_blank" title="View the listing of Vanderbilt Notaries Public">View the listing of Vanderbilt Notaries Public</a><br /> <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/patientandvisitorinfo/53878" target="_blank" title="VUMC Health Care Decision Making/Advance Directives">VUMC Health Care Decision Making/Advance Directives</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=228" hreflang="und">Medical Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:13:09 +0000 admin 2446 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Self Care https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/self-care <span class="field--node--title">Self Care</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=136" hreflang="und">Health and Wellness</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/15/2012 - 14:44</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2321" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Self Care"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health &amp; Wellness</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Self care is about:</p> <ul> <li>Getting preventive exams and immunizations;</li> <li>Learning how to care for common illnesses or injuries;</li> <li>Knowing when to see a healthcare provider;</li> <li>Knowing when to get emergency care;</li> <li>Making healthy lifestyle choices;</li> <li>Taking responsibility for your health.</li> </ul> <p>The first step in taking charge of your health is to have a health care provider. A <a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles-blog/choosing-primary-care-provider" title="health care provider">health care provider</a> is your partner for a variety of needs including prevention, routine care, and acute care. To find a <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt provider">Vanderbilt provider</a>, call 615-322-3000 to set up an appointment with Vanderbilt Internal Medicine Group (Medical Center East, 100 Oaks, or Brentwood locations) .Or you may <a href="http://hr.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/vanderbilt-affiliates/vhan-providers.php" target="_blank" title="click here">click here</a> (Vanderbilt University Employees) or <a href="https://hr.mc.vanderbilt.edu/benefits/vanderbilt-affiliates/vhan-providers.php" target="_blank" title="click here">click here</a> (Vanderbilt University Medical Center Employees) to find a provider close to you within the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network who is on the health plan and covered at the highest benefit level. Finally, the Occupational Health Clinic and Health Plus can assist you in finding a health care provider to meet your needs.</p> <p>Getting preventive care exams is an important step in staying healthy. Visit the <a href="https://hwip.app.vumc.org/hwip/" target="_blank" title="Health &amp; Wellness Information Portal">Health &amp; Wellness Information Portal </a>to view your personal <a href="https://hwip.app.vumc.org/hwip/healthAdvisor.jsp" target="_blank" title="Health Advisor">Health Advisor</a>. The Health Advisor will show you what preventive exams are recommended based on your age, gender, and race. You can also learn about resources available at Vanderbilt to help you get these preventive services.</p> <p>You can learn to prevent, recognize, and manage many common illnesses and injuries. Valuable self care skills include knowing how to communicate your health needs and becoming a partner with your health care provider to maintain good health.</p> <p>Reliable resources for self-care on numerous health topics include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/sites/default/files/public_files/PDFs/hw/hwSelf-Care.pdf" target="_blank" title="Vanderbilt Self-Care Guide (printable)">Vanderbilt Self-Care Guide (printable)</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/" target="_blank" title="Medline Plus">Medline Plus</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/DiseasesConditions/" target="_blank" title="The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention">The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention </a></li> </ul> <p>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.</p> <h3 class="ms-standardheader">Additional Resources:</h3> <p><a href="https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/resource-articles-blog/detect-and-protect" title="Detect and Protect">Detect and Protect</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=181" hreflang="und">Acute Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=237" hreflang="und">Prevention</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:44:29 +0000 admin 2321 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Finding A Mental Health Provider https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/finding-mental-health-provider <span class="field--node--title">Finding A Mental Health Provider</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=155" hreflang="und">Work/Life Connections</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/27/2011 - 22:18</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2209" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Finding A Mental Health Provider"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Work/Life Connections</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>If you wish to initiate a search on your own, you can call the Vanderbilt insurance provider to obtain a list of providers at 1-800-743-0910.</p>&#13; &#13; <p>You can also <a href="https://hr.vumc.org/" target="_blank" title="visit">visit</a> the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Human Resources website if you are a Medical Center employee, <a href="https://hr.vanderbilt.edu/" target="_blank" title="visit">visit</a> the Vanderbilt University Human Resources website if you are an employee of the university, or <a href="http://www.aetna.com/docfind/custom/vanderbilt/" target="_blank" title="visit">visit</a> the insurance company's website to locate providers:</p>&#13; &#13; <p>Find <a href="http://www.aetna.com/docfind/custom/vanderbilt/index.html" target="_blank" title="Aetna Providers">Aetna Providers</a>:</p>&#13; &#13; <ul><li>Sign in as a "Member" or as a "Guest." If you choose to use the "Guest" option, you will need to enter your location before starting your search.</li>&#13; <li>Select a Plan. "Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network" includes all Tier 1 providers, which means your co-pays and co-insurance are less. "Aetna National Network" is considered Tier 2 in terms of coverage and co-pays and co-insurance may be higher.</li>&#13; <li>Either search for a type of provider or a name of a provider in the "Search" box, or you can select the "Behavioral Health" category below "Search."</li>&#13; <li>Select the category within "Behavioral Health." You will likely want to select "Beha​vioral Health Professionals."</li>&#13; </ul><p><strong>Employees can also use the Teladoc options through Aetna.  <a href="https://member.teladoc.com/aetna" target="_blank" title="Visit">Visit</a> the site to learn more.</strong></p>&#13; &#13; <p><strong>Provider Types</strong></p>&#13; &#13; <ul><li>Psychiatrist: A physician who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help reduce or control the symptoms of a mental health disorder.</li>&#13; <li>Advanced Nurse Mental Health Practitioner: A nurse with additional training who specializes in the treatment of mental, addictive, and emotional disorders. An ANP can prescribe medication under the supervision of a physician.</li>&#13; <li>Clinical Psychologist: A PhD, PsyD or EdD level practitioner trained and educated to perform psychological research, testing, and therapy.</li>&#13; <li>Licensed Master's Level Counselors: Clinicians trained to assess and provide therapy and licensed by the Tennessee Board of Healing Arts.&#13; <ul><li>LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker</li>&#13; <li>LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor</li>&#13; <li>LMFT - Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor</li>&#13; <li>LSPE - Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner</li>&#13; </ul></li>&#13; </ul><p>Keywords: Counselor, Therapist, Psychiatrist, Mental Health Providers, Social Worker, Psychologist, Marital Counseling</p>&#13; </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=200" hreflang="und">Counseling</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=230" hreflang="und">Mental Health</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:18:56 +0000 admin 2209 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness Preventive Care https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness/news-resource-articles/preventive-care <span class="field--node--title">Preventive Care</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=137" hreflang="und">Health Plus</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=139" hreflang="und">Resource Articles</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?cat=147" hreflang="und">Taking Charge of Your Healthcare</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/health-wellness/users/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/27/2011 - 22:17</span> <a href="/health-wellness/blog-post-rss/2139" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Preventive Care"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Health Plus</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Basic parts of a routine checkup include:</p> <ul> <li>A complete medical history including family history, previous illness, emotional well being, etc.</li> <li>A check on how body organs are functioning</li> <li>Vital signs like blood pressure and pulse</li> <li>Body examination</li> <li>Diagnostic tests like blood tests and x-rays, if indicated</li> <li>Immunizations, if indicated</li> <li>A check of specific health concerns</li> </ul> <p>Common tests (where indicated) include:</p> <ul> <li>Weight/height</li> <li>Blood pressure</li> <li>Cholesterol blood test</li> <li>Depression screening</li> <li>Diabetes screening</li> <li>Colorectal cancer tests</li> <li>Mammogram (women)</li> <li>Osteoporosis screening</li> <li>Bone density test</li> <li>Pap test (women)</li> <li>Prostate cancer screening (men)</li> <li>Sexually transmitted disease testing</li> </ul> <p>How can I find the age-appropriate guidelines for preventive exams and immunizations that I need?</p> <ul> <li>The <a href="https://hwip.app.vumc.org/hwip/" target="_blank" title="Health and Wellness Information Portal">Health and Wellness Information Portal</a> has information about your preventive exams and immunizations.</li> <li>Find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy with the <a href="http://www.healthfinder.gov/prevention/" target="_blank" title="Quick Guide to Healthy Living">Quick Guide to Healthy Living</a>.</li> <li>Ask your health care provider, "At my age what screening tests/immunizations should I have? I have a family or personal history of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. Is there a different schedule of screening tests I should follow?"</li> <li>Use a self-care book.</li> </ul> <p>To learn more about immunizations, visit the Centers for Disease Control &amp; Prevention's <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/" target="_blank" title="Vaccines &amp; Immunizations">Vaccines &amp; Immunizations</a> site.</p> <h3 class="ms-standardheader">How we can help:</h3> <p><a href="https://hwip.app.vumc.org/hwip/" target="_blank" title="Login">Log in</a> to the Health &amp; Wellness Information Portal to check your compliance with Occupational Health, print your immunization records, and learn what preventive exams are recommended.</p> <h3 class="ms-standardheader">Additional Information:</h3> <p><a href="http://www.ahrq.gov/" target="_blank" title="Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality">Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality</a></p> <p>Keywords: Prevention, Preventive, Preventive Care, Immunizations, Physical, Physical Exam, Cancer, Cancer Prevention, Doctor, Health Care Provider, Preventing Illness</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=237" hreflang="und">Prevention</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=238" hreflang="und">Primary Care</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=260" hreflang="und">VU</a>, <a href="/health-wellness/news?tag=261" hreflang="und">VUMC</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:17:37 +0000 admin 2139 at https://www.vumc.org/health-wellness