Blog RSS https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/ en Creating a Culture of Health for Your Workforce https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/creating-culture-health-your-workforce <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Creating a Culture of Health for Your Workforce</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/25/2023 - 10:56</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/310" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Creating a Culture of Health for Your Workforce"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Many employers have set a 2023 goal to strengthen the well-being of their employees and create a culture of health for their workplace. If that's a goal for your organization in 2023, <a data-mce-href="https://vanderbilthealth.com/employersolutions/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=body&amp;utm_campaign=${g_utm_campaign}" data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_link_fontcolor:default=#6ab86c}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Link_FontWeight:default=bold}}; text-decoration: {{my.EM_Link_TextDecoration:default=none}};" href="https://vanderbilthealth.com/employersolutions/?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_content=body&amp;utm_campaign=${g_utm_campaign}" target="_blank">Vanderbilt Health Employer Solutions</a> can help.</p> <p>Here are a few of resources we provide:</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/lunch-and-learn-series">Lunch and Learns</a></strong>. Our team offers engaging and interactive wellness education in the form of lunch and learns to keep your workforce up to speed on the latest health and wellness topics while also encouraging the development of healthy habits. Several employers use these sessions as supplements to existing health and wellness programs, or simply as an added employee benefit. Click the link to find a list of common topics, but we can work with you to decide topics that are meaningful and relevant to your workforce.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness">Health Fairs, Immunization Events and Onsite Health Screenings</a>.</strong> Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness offers comprehensive and customized health screenings, immunization services, COVID-19 testing and vaccination services to improve the health of employees in Nashville and throughout Tennessee and the region. The team can also support your organization's own health fair as well as facilitate connections to key resources available within the Vanderbilt Health System and the <a data-gtm-vis-has-fired-1404321_535="1" href="https://www.vhan.com/i-am/patients/">Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com">Health and Wellness content</a>.</strong> Vanderbilt's My Southern Health is updated daily with the latest mental and physical health insights, wellness trends, recipes and exercise tips. The blog offers research-based stories written in easily digestible ways for all audiences. Employers are free to share this content with their employees.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.vhan.com/well-moment/">Well Moment</a>.</strong> This quarterly webinar series gives patients and families a dedicated space to learn from and talk directly to health experts about important and pressing health and wellness issues. All webinars are free and open to the public. Click the link to see past topics and watch recordings of those presentations.</p> <p>Vanderbilt Health's focus on prevention has proven popular with employees. Check out this video featuring the perspective of an employer partner and a happier, healthier employee.</p> <p> </p> <script src="https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/bnxul0svcm.jsonp" async=""></script><script src="https://fast.wistia.com/assets/external/E-v1.js" async=""></script><div class="wistia_embed wistia_async_bnxul0svcm seo=false" style="height:360px;position:relative;width:640px"> <div class="wistia_swatch" style="height:100%;left:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;transition:opacity 200ms;width:100%;"><img alt="" aria-hidden="true" onload="this.parentNode.style.opacity=1;" src="https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/bnxul0svcm/swatch" style="filter:blur(5px);height:100%;object-fit:contain;width:100%;" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 25 Jan 2023 16:56:36 +0000 roberjm7 310 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com What to Know If You Get COVID Now https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/what-know-if-you-get-covid-now <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">What to Know If You Get COVID Now</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:21</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/308" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to What to Know If You Get COVID Now"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be behind us, but the virus is still here, mutating and making many of us sick. What should you and your employees know about treatment for COVID now? <br /><br /><strong>1. Get tested as soon as you feel sick. </strong>As a refresher from the CDC, <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">symptoms of COVID-19</a> include fever, cough, shortness of breath and others.<br /><br /><strong>2. Consider antiviral medication.</strong> If you test positive for COVID-19 and you’re at high risk of getting seriously ill, antiviral medicines can help shrink your chances of ending up in the hospital, or even dying. These medicines work best in the first few days that you have symptoms.<br /><br /><strong>3. Think about your risk factors—and those of your loved ones. </strong>Check out <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/what-to-know-if-you-have-covid-now/?utm_campaign=vmsh-newsletter-19-01-2023&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGJail-YXGVW4EruwB2S1ogw0nse4Yhusr5v1zYNnGDHHkFWjK75UM6ztkWdnVVa2PNTrnOMD0NbvS47ptDa4vHxlCoSJsqtd01F5vVoDYW1PLwjQ&amp;mkto_email_id=jsontest&amp;mkto_email_id=jsontest&amp;send_date=Jan+19%2C+2023%2C+12%3A00%3A51+PM&amp;article_title=What+to+know+if+you+have+COVID+now&amp;campaign_id=1594&amp;primary_attribute_value_id=12360">this article</a> from MySouthernHealth for more information on treatments, especially if you or a loved one is at a high risk of getting seriously ill if they get COVID-19. Risk factors include:</p> <ul><li>People 50 years and older; the older you are, the more likely you’ll feel serious effects of this illness</li> <li>People who aren’t vaccinated for COVID-19</li> <li>People with certain medical conditions, including a weakened immune system</li> </ul><p>Quick testing is key to getting the best treatment for COVID-19, so keep a test kit or two on hand, and make sure you're up to date on your COVID booster. Learn more about the booster in <a href="https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/covid-19-bivalent-vaccine-booster-protects-against-new-xbb15-variant">this post</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 24 Jan 2023 19:21:26 +0000 roberjm7 308 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Are No-Meeting Days Right for Your Company?  https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/are-no-meeting-days-right-your-company <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Are No-Meeting Days Right for Your Company? </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 01/18/2023 - 09:58</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/307" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Are No-Meeting Days Right for Your Company? "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{f51b4985-32ca-4b0b-9eff-7766f3592a16}{28}" paraid="1147806360" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">There are plenty of benefits to remote work, but the steady increase in number of meetings isn’t one of them. Quick scheduling and the ability to work on-the-go have led to an average of three more meetings per week per employee, <a href="https://otter.ai/blog/meeting-statistics">by some accounts</a>, with a 10% increase in time spent in meetings. </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{a6e4c5db-97ea-4990-a7ba-3fb6877844f4}{214}" paraid="1838905432" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">While building trust, collaborating and creating team cohesion are important, meetings are often not the only way to accomplish these goals. In fact, extended time in meetings can take a <a href="https://www.calendar.com/blog/the-psychological-price-of-meetings" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">physical and mental toll</a> on your staff by contributing to long, sedentary workdays and growing workplace stress. That’s why companies like Asana, Shopify and others have started instituting “no-meeting days.”  </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{067aee10-defb-411c-a599-9027f08b5151}{238}" paraid="924817811" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>The Benefits of No-Meeting Days</strong></p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{067aee10-defb-411c-a599-9027f08b5151}{238}" paraid="924817811" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Implementing this creative strategy can:</p> <ul role="list"><li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="1" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559683&quot;:0,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Symbol&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[8226],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{cf2b3dcf-6cbc-4c4b-adff-46ee79b5a871}{31}" paraid="1043129676" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Increase your team’s focus. </strong>No-meeting days free up entire blocks of time for your team to focus deeply on important tasks, often resulting in a better product. </p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="2" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559683&quot;:0,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Symbol&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[8226],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{94d5ff10-8a6d-48c1-9d05-fa692124078a}{43}" paraid="679581535" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Make remaining meetings become more productive. </strong>When you reduce the number of meetings, the remaining events on your calendar become more targeted and efficient, and workers feel more accountable to participating in a meaningful way. </p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="3" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559683&quot;:0,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Symbol&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[8226],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{27f0bfb3-9bf0-4a2a-aa58-ec00d5c0a11b}{106}" paraid="210643593" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Improve morale.</strong> No-meeting days allow employees to catch up on tasks, get ahead and spend valuable time planning. It inevitably reduces late-night and weekend hours that lead to stress and anxiety. </p> </li> <li aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-level="1" data-aria-posinset="4" data-font="Symbol" data-leveltext="" data-list-defn-props="{&quot;335552541&quot;:1,&quot;335559683&quot;:0,&quot;335559684&quot;:-2,&quot;335559685&quot;:720,&quot;335559991&quot;:360,&quot;469769226&quot;:&quot;Symbol&quot;,&quot;469769242&quot;:[8226],&quot;469777803&quot;:&quot;left&quot;,&quot;469777804&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;469777815&quot;:&quot;hybridMultilevel&quot;}" data-listid="1" role="listitem"> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{09e2e6de-ca41-4063-aee3-eca096e2f1a3}{82}" paraid="699514192" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Reduce employee burnout.</strong> Free up calendar time for your staff to practice self-care that can improve their performance, such as daily walks, better work-life balance and continuing education that can hone valuable new skills.  </p> </li> </ul><p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{bc56546b-b76c-4f9a-a16e-45c8a2afe444}{28}" paraid="1189374645" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>How to Implement No-Meeting Days </strong></p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{4fbbef37-e70d-45ed-9670-1c0c63c2dac0}{219}" paraid="1781814952" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The key to a successful no-meeting policy is flexibility. Rather than mandating a weekly no-meeting day, start by discussing how different teams work and getting buy-in from team leaders. From there, you might want to survey your team to determine which day would be best for no meetings.  </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{b9d7f45d-3c9e-48bb-9d4d-86fa469d37da}{43}" paraid="2139914947" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="https://www.benefitnews.com/articles/why-shopify-is-urging-employees-to-say-no-to-meetings" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">When Shopify significantly cut back on meetings</a> this year, they started by conducting a calendar purge of all recurring meetings with more than two people and instituted a rule that no meetings can be held on Wednesdays. The company’s leaders were encouraged to decline new meetings and remove themselves from large internal chat groups. The company will take a two-week cooling-off period from meetings before any can be rescheduled, hopefully allowing employees to reconsider if those gatherings are necessary.  </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{746c6735-4485-4157-9b68-0b1b6b6cc60a}{13}" paraid="1188405269" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">While no-meeting days come with many benefits, there are occasions when meetings are unavoidable. <a href="https://www.atlassian.com/team-playbook/plays/gsd-day" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">Atlassian recommends</a> avoiding team meetings, one-on-ones and top-down meetings such as Town Halls on no-meeting days. However, whiteboarding sessions, job candidate interviews and complex problem-solving meetings can be a valuable use of time on those days. </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{746c6735-4485-4157-9b68-0b1b6b6cc60a}{5}" paraid="56686526" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{6042a3df-2954-40b5-89a1-c610264eda2d}{36}" paraid="1490787804" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> </p> <p lang="EN-US" paraeid="{6042a3df-2954-40b5-89a1-c610264eda2d}{46}" paraid="1551343726" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 18 Jan 2023 15:58:19 +0000 roberjm7 307 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Protects Against New XBB.1.5 Variant https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/covid-19-bivalent-vaccine-booster-protects-against-new-xbb15-variant <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Protects Against New XBB.1.5 Variant</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 01/10/2023 - 11:33</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/306" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to COVID-19 Bivalent Vaccine Booster Protects Against New XBB.1.5 Variant"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As we approach the end of the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt Health applauds the important advances made in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this serious infection. As of January 2023, more than 663 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given to people in the United States alone. These vaccines have been proven very safe with severe side effects being extremely rare. They have been incredibly effective at preventing serious complications of COVID-19 infection, such as hospitalization or death.</p> <p>With the development of new variants of the COVID-19 virus, the FDA and the CDC approved a formulation of the COVID-19 vaccine (called the “bivalent vaccine booster”) that will more effectively protect against these new serious strains.</p> <p>Currently, a new variant, named XBB.1.5, has started circulating in our region (about 20% of infections in Tennessee are now due to this variant). Because the original COVID-19 vaccine does not protect against XBB.1.5 (nicknamed "the Kraken"), the bivalent booster vaccine is necessary for protection against this new variant.</p> <p>If you have not already received the bivalent vaccine booster, we urge you to do so as soon as you can to protect you and your community from serious COVID-19 infection. For locations offering the updated COVID-19 booster vaccine, including several retail pharmacies, visit <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fvaccines.gov%2F&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cdoug.campbell%40vumc.org%7C3f14ad582ed740059a7f08daee98872b%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C638084636108390490%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=sYciv83sQnCQL%2B2QKx1WsMMivaPOCtOIaE2niWBaLXM%3D&amp;reserved=0">vaccines.gov</a>.</p> <p>Check out the video below to listen as infectious disease expert Kimberly Okafor, MD, and Tom Talbot, MD, VUMC's Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, discuss the latest tool in the fight against COVID-19.</p> <p> </p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/788088638?h=86d3236aa7" title="vimeo-player" width="640"></iframe></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 10 Jan 2023 17:33:54 +0000 roberjm7 306 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Kidney Stone Treatment and Substance Abuse Disorders Bundles Launch in 2023 https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/kidney-stone-treatment-and-substance-abuse-disorders-bundles-launch-2023 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kidney Stone Treatment and Substance Abuse Disorders Bundles Launch in 2023</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/02/2023 - 15:53</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/309" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Kidney Stone Treatment and Substance Abuse Disorders Bundles Launch in 2023"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p data-mce-style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: {{my.em_h2_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_H2_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_H2_FontSize:default=16px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_H2_FontWeight:default=bold}}; line-height: {{my.EM_H2_LineHeight:default=20px}};" style="text-align:left; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">The MyHealth Bundles program expanded Jan. 1, 2023, with even more streamlined, convenient care that saves money for employees and employers alike. The program “bundles” everything patients need to manage common and complex health conditions and provides personalized support through a patient navigator—all with low to no out-of-pocket costs:</p> <ul><li style="margin-left:8px">MyMaternityHealth — prenatal and postnatal care</li> <li style="margin-left:8px">MyHearingHealth — cochlear implant surgery for severe hearing loss</li> <li style="margin-left:8px">MySpineHealth — select spine surgerie</li> <li style="margin-left:8px">MyOrthoHealth — treatment and surgical options for hip, knee and shoulder pai</li> <li style="margin-left:8px">MyWeightLossHealth — medical and surgical weight loss</li> </ul><p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">The following bundles debuted on January 1:</p> <ul><li data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">MyUrologyHealth — kidney stone treatment and prevention</li> <li data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">MyRecoveryHealth — support for substance use disorder</li> </ul><p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">Watch the video below to learn more, and visit the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles">MyHealth Bundles website</a> to see features and benefits.</p> <script src="https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/wq3xhzdhk8.jsonp" async=""></script><script src="https://fast.wistia.com/assets/external/E-v1.js" async=""></script><div class="wistia_embed wistia_async_wq3xhzdhk8 seo=false" style="height:360px;position:relative;width:640px"> <div class="wistia_swatch" style="height:100%;left:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden;position:absolute;top:0;transition:opacity 200ms;width:100%;"><img alt="" aria-hidden="true" onload="this.parentNode.style.opacity=1;" src="https://fast.wistia.com/embed/medias/wq3xhzdhk8/swatch" style="filter:blur(5px);height:100%;object-fit:contain;width:100%;" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 02 Jan 2023 21:53:25 +0000 roberjm7 309 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Combat Winter Stress With Tips From a Well Moment Webinar https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/combat-winter-stress-tips-well-moment-webinar <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Combat Winter Stress With Tips From a Well Moment Webinar</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/20/2022 - 09:01</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/305" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Combat Winter Stress With Tips From a Well Moment Webinar"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>With the holidays in full swing, you may need tips on how to combat the stress of the season. Check out the latest webinar from Well Moment with ideas on how to manage difficult family relationships, balance work and personal life, and avoid burnout by finding time to put yourself first and doing things you enjoy.</p> <p>Watch the webinar on the <a href="https://www.vhan.com/wellmoment-winterstress/">Well Moment site</a>, and sign up for future webinars in the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network's series dedicated to important health and wellness issues.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Mindfulness_0.jpg?itok=d_ghBIHy" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 20 Dec 2022 15:01:40 +0000 roberjm7 305 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Who Should Still Be Wearing a Mask? https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/who-should-still-be-wearing-mask <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Who Should Still Be Wearing a Mask?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/16/2022 - 08:31</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/304" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Who Should Still Be Wearing a Mask?"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Now that the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be behind us, it’s tempting to let our guards (and masks) down, especially for those who are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations. But if there’s one thing we all learned from the height of the pandemic, it’s that wearing a mask is effective at preventing the spread of respiratory viruses such as <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/what-to-know-if-you-have-covid-now/">COVID-19</a> and other coronaviruses, <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/the-flu/">influenza</a> (flu), rhinovirus and <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/rsv-and-other-winter-illnesses-make-early-arrival/">respiratory<strong> </strong>syncytial virus</a> (RSV).</p> <p>So even though we may feel that we’re protected, should we still wear a mask to keep ourselves safe from serious illness? My Southern Health asked infectious disease expert William Schaffner, M. D., a professor of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, to shine a light on who might benefit from an extra level of protection this season. Read his answers in <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/who-should-still-wear-a-mask/?utm_campaign=vmsh-newsletter-15-12-2022&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGItetyVdemjBqnmXa8MN8Plv3Rg8Mdf681_yXdlFC43B_yYrzRz_yWYI_-H_lvEqmD-sstMv8214qWXkp3bs3tmQXSb_7T6XC5wxaqAuaaXLeT0A&amp;mkto_email_id=jsontest&amp;mkto_email_id=jsontest&amp;send_date=Dec+15%2C+2022%2C+12%3A01%3A26+PM&amp;article_title=Who+should+still+be+wearing+masks%3F&amp;campaign_id=1594&amp;primary_attribute_value_id=12360">this story.</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/iStock-1339649835.jpg?itok=ZMoOMlZT" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 16 Dec 2022 14:31:48 +0000 roberjm7 304 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com A Step Beyond: Corporate Health and Wellness Team Helps Employee Regain Freedom https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/step-beyond-corporate-health-and-wellness-team-helps-employee-regain-freedom <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Step Beyond: Corporate Health and Wellness Team Helps Employee Regain Freedom</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/14/2022 - 23:53</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/303" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to A Step Beyond: Corporate Health and Wellness Team Helps Employee Regain Freedom"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">The Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness team regularly visit clients to deliver health and wellness presentations, conduct health screenings and provide B-12, COVID-19, flu and other shots as needed. Employees often ask the Vanderbilt team for answers to their health questions and for guidance on their medical issues, which builds trust over time.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">That trust enabled Liz Jordan, a member of the accounting staff at Irving Materials, a building materials supplier, to ask for help with a unique challenge. Four years prior, complications from surgery caused Jordan to develop foot drop in her right foot, preventing her from driving.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">As soon as the team heard her plight, they made connections to get her car retrofitted, train her to drive with her left foot and reclaim her independence. Jordan praises Jill Brewster, RN, BSN, TTS, CHC, lead program manager at Corporate Health and Wellness, for getting the process started, as well as Melissa Ericson, senior administrative assistant, for connecting her with Pi Beta Phi Outpatient Rehab and Chris Bargatze with Mobility Works, who modified her car for left-foot driving.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">"It's wonderful. I'm so happy to be free again," said the Nashville native. "I have a very dear friend who has been driving me around for years. She couldn’t be happier. My kids are happy about it," Jordan continued.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#4e4e4e}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">"The only thing I am not happy about is I’m expected to go to Kroger now."</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Liz%20Jordan-Corporate%20Health%20patient.jpg?itok=OsNuPV7f" width="432" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Liz Jordan is driving again, thanks to help from the Vanderbilt Corporate Health and Wellness team.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 15 Dec 2022 05:53:50 +0000 roberjm7 303 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Vanderbilt Vaccine Center's COVID-19 Treatment Makes Time’s 2022 List of Best Inventions https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/vanderbilt-vaccine-centers-covid-19-treatment-makes-times-2022-list-best <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Vaccine Center&#039;s COVID-19 Treatment Makes Time’s 2022 List of Best Inventions</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/09/2022 - 12:20</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/302" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Vaccine Center&#039;s COVID-19 Treatment Makes Time’s 2022 List of Best Inventions"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">Shortly after the onset of the pandemic, James E. Crowe Jr., MD, Robert Carnahan, PhD, and <a href="https://www.vumc.org/vvc">Vanderbilt Vaccine Center</a> team made a significant and timely breakthrough with their discovery of a long-acting monoclonal antibody combination that protects against COVID-19 in high-risk individuals. Six antibodies were subsequently licensed to global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in June 2020 for the clinical trials that led to the development of Evusheld, the first antibody therapy authorized in the U.S. to prevent COVID-19 symptoms before virus exposure.  </p> <p>The Vanderbilt team’s life-saving work, which was previously awarded a gold medal in R&amp;D World Magazine’s 60th Annual 2022 R&amp;D 100 Awards, has now been included in <a href="https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2022/6229895/astrazeneca-evusheld/">Time Magazine</a>’s list of Best Inventions of 2022.</p> <p>“We’re grateful that the research and development community has recognized the teams at Vanderbilt and AstraZeneca that put forth so much effort under adverse circumstances in 2020 to bring this antibody drug to approval,” said Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor and professor of Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology &amp; Immunology. “Fortunately, the antibodies are still bringing benefit to patients at risk of severe infection.”</p> <p>The FDA’s emergency use authorization of Evusheld in late 2021 made preventive treatment available for the roughly 2% of U.S. residents who are immunocompromised. Evusheld provides protection comparable to what healthy people receive from COVID-19 vaccines, and a single dose provides protection for six months.<br /><br /> Learn more about Vanderbilt’s COVID antibody research in <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/08/24/covid-antibody-research-conducted-at-vumc-lands-national-award/">this article</a> from the <em>VUMC Reporter</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/evusheld.jpg?itok=bOTBT4xf" width="576" height="432" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">The FDA’s emergency use authorization of Evusheld in late 2021 made preventive treatment available for the roughly 2% of U.S. residents who are immunocompromised. </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 09 Dec 2022 18:20:01 +0000 roberjm7 302 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Flu Q&A With Vanderbilt Experts https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/flu-qa-vanderbilt-experts <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Flu Q&amp;A With Vanderbilt Experts</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/07/2022 - 10:03</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/301" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Flu Q&amp;A With Vanderbilt Experts"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">This flu season has been one of the worst in recent years, with approximately 8.7 million flu illnesses, 78,000 hospitalizations and 4,500 flu-related deaths reported across the United States. Flu vaccines remain the best defense against this year’s flu, along antiviral medications like Tamiflu, handwashing and plenty of rest. Your employees likely have plenty of questions about treating flu symptoms or avoiding flu altogether. Below, we address some commonly asked questions with input from Vanderbilt Health experts.</p> <p><strong>Why is this year’s flu season so bad?</strong><br /><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/14/health/flu-season-concern/index.html">In a recent CNN interview</a>, William Schaffner, MD, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, explained that flu arrived about a month earlier than usual, indicating a substantial flu season. Social distancing, isolating and masking during the COVID-19 surge resulted in people having little exposure to influenza in recent years. This year, immunity to influenza viruses is low, resulting in more cases and hospitalizations—that’s why it's important for everyone to consider getting vaccinated against the flu.</p> <p><strong>Who should get the flu shot?</strong><br /> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get the annual flu vaccine although there are rare exceptions. Anyone with severe allergies to the flu vaccine or an ingredient in the vaccine should not get vaccinated. More information can be found <a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/healthwellness/faqs/who-should-get-the-flu-vaccine/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Why can older adults get a higher-dose flu shot?</strong><br /> As concern about a difficult flu season increased, the CDC released updated recommendations, suggesting that people 65 and older should “preferentially receive” a high-dose or adjuvanted vaccine. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/14/health/flu-season-concern/index.html">In this interview</a>, Schaffner explains that there are three vaccines that have been shown to work better in people 65 and older—the high-dose vaccine, a vaccine that has an adjuvant or immune stimulant, and a recombinant vaccine.</p> <p><strong>Can you still get sick after a vaccine?</strong><br /> The short answer is yes—but that doesn’t mean your vaccine isn’t working. <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/sick-after-vaccine-disease-expert-explains/?utm_campaign=vmsh-newsletter-17-11-2022&amp;utm_source=marketo&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGIJbmVvjxO3bAKs7v91Amd7ITARzJYaXkeKdDes3dnbM1GT7kfvI7tk0cRm7sARHah0WnSXB3Uyy_ETqSetEzgfHjAg7TU_RzDzt9qbWV6Hotv1g&amp;mkto_email_id=jsontest&amp;mkto_email_id=jsontest&amp;send_date=Nov+17%2C+2022%2C+12%3A01%3A39+PM&amp;article_title=Can+you+still+get+sick+after+a+vaccine%3F+An+infectious+disease+expert+explains&amp;campaign_id=1594&amp;primary_attribute_value_id=12360">According to Schaffner</a>, vaccines for respiratory illnesses such as influenza and COVID-19 create antibodies that prevent you from getting seriously sick. While you might still experience mild symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat and cough, the antibodies created by the vaccine typically neutralize the virus before it enters your blood stream and causes serious illness.</p> <p><strong>Can you get two flu shots in the same season?</strong><br /><a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verywellhealth.com%2Ftwo-flu-shots-6824573&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C6bee245861604329799108dad2356280%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C638053423968414772%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&amp;sdata=WllgWk2CiqsrQO4fY%2FQvUx1wGLsSsG5XZbw89jDA5dE%3D&amp;reserved=0" title="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.verywellhealth.com%2Ftwo-flu-shots-6824573&amp;data=05%7C01%7Cmegan.pacella%40vumc.org%7C6bee245861604329799108dad2356280%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C638053423968414772%7CU">Verywell Health</a> reporter Mary Isler interviewed Buddy Creech, MD, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, to learn more about flu protection. While kids can benefit from a second shot, there is not enough evidence indicating that two shots will protect adults. According to Creech, vaccine effectiveness does wane throughout the season, but the CDC still recommends that one flu shot is enough to get the general population through flu season. If you have questions about the flu vaccine, contact your health care provider for help. </p> <p><strong>What should you do if you have the flu?</strong><br /> For starters—stay home and keep your distance from other people so you don’t spread the flu. People with the flu are generally contagious for a day before they have symptoms and about 5 to 7 days after symptoms begin. Drink plenty of water, rest as much as possible and use over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen and a decongestant to manage your symptoms.</p> <p><strong>What does the Tamiflu shortage mean for you?</strong><br /> Tamiflu is a leading flu treatment that doctors use to reduce severity of illness in higher-risk patients, such as young children and older adults. Last month, about a dozen companies that sell generic Tamiflu reported supply issues. In an interview with <a href="about:blankImmanual%20Milton%20with%20Bloomberg%20News%20interviewed%20James%20Antoon,%20MD,%20MPH,%20assistant%20professor%20of%20Pediatrics%20and%20pediatric%20hospitalist%20at%20Monroe%20Carell%20Jr.%20Children%E2%80%99s%20Hospital%20at%20Vanderbilt%20about%20the%20Tamiflu%20shortage%20and%20what%20it%20means%20for%20winter%20respiratory%20season." title="Immanual%20Milton%20with%20Bloomberg%20News%20interviewed%20James%20Antoon,%20MD,%20MPH,%20assistant%20professor%20of%20Pediatrics%20and%20pediatric%20hospitalist%20at%20Monroe%20Carell%20Jr.%20Children%E2%80%99s%20Hospital%20at%20Vanderbilt%20about%20the">Bloomberg News</a>, James Antoon, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, noted that about a Tamiflu shortage is particularly problematic this year due to a more difficult flu season and reduced vaccination rates. Drug manufacturers are ramping up production to get more product in stock, but it will take some time. In the meantime, flu vaccination and frequent handwashing are the best defenses against illness.</p> <p><strong><i>To provide employees with an easy, low-pressure way to get vaccinated for flu, Employer Solutions' Corporate Health and Wellness team offers Vanderbilt expertise for on-site screenings, health education and flu shots. Learn more about the team's capabilities </i><a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/corporate-health-and-wellness" style="font-style: italic;">on this site</a><i>.</i></strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Flu%20QandA.jpg?itok=a_P6ZPYg" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:03:40 +0000 roberjm7 301 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Maternity Bundle Smooths Bumps of Childbirth Experience https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/maternity-bundle-smooths-bumps-childbirth-experience <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Maternity Bundle Smooths Bumps of Childbirth Experience</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/21/2022 - 17:07</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/300" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Maternity Bundle Smooths Bumps of Childbirth Experience"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">The nine months of pregnancy are a flurry of emotions combined with a race to prepare for the new arrival. The last thing a growing family needs is to have to maneuver through maternity insurance coverage, a process that can be complex, stressful and costly.</p> <p>MNPS has lifted that concern for employees. Pregnancy is just one type of care that has been reimagined as part of Vanderbilt Health’s innovative MyHealth Bundles program, a benefit offered under the Metro Nashville Public Schools Certificated Employee Health Plan.</p> <p>MyHealth Bundles packages all services required for a specific health condition into a single “bundle,” and patients are connected with a navigator to guide them through the process.</p> <p>This innovative approach eases much of the complexity, frustration and unnecessary expense often associated with health care.</p> <p>For Cane Ridge High School psychology teacher Darcy Muller, the MyMaternityHealth Bundle offered relief. It helped support her pregnancy from the initial trimester through delivery and beyond. Muller enjoyed enhanced medical care and a personalized experience—and she spent nothing out of pocket.</p> <p>“I did not have to worry about the cost of my prenatal care; instead, I could focus on getting my life ready for a new addition,” she says.</p> <p>The bundle offered even more peace of mind by streamlining her care.</p> <p>“I didn’t need to call my provider every time I had a question—I could just pick up the phone and talk to my patient navigator,” Muller  says. “She was very responsive and always available.”</p> <p>The program also boosted her confidence. When the first-time mother needed help with breastfeeding, her patient navigator connected her with lactation counseling. Muller says the MyMaternityHealth Bundle was a win from start to finish.</p> <p>“My daughter is a toddler now, and I call her my ‘free’ baby,” Muller says. “Everyone at Vanderbilt—nurses, doctors, everyone—was amazing. I wish I could have remembered all of their names, because I would sit down and write each of these wonderful people a thank you note!”</p> <p style="text-align:start"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/FYB%20Fall%202022_Active_2.jpg?itok=692fUYRh" width="339" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">MNPS psychology teacher Darcy Muller</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 21 Nov 2022 23:07:12 +0000 roberjm7 300 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Hall of Famer Gets Back in the Game of Life After Shoulder Replacement at Vanderbilt Health https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/hall-famer-gets-back-game-life-after-shoulder-replacement-vanderbilt-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Hall of Famer Gets Back in the Game of Life After Shoulder Replacement at Vanderbilt Health</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/17/2022 - 14:32</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/299" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Hall of Famer Gets Back in the Game of Life After Shoulder Replacement at Vanderbilt Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Did you know that in addition to the Nashville Predators, Nashville Sounds, the Nashville Soccer Club and Vanderbilt University athletics, Vanderbilt Health is the official health system of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Vanderbilt Health partners with Hall of Fame Health to provide personalized care for retired professional football players and their families.</p> <p>Through that partnership, Pro Football Hall of Famer Alan Faneca turned to Vanderbilt when he needed a shoulder replacement. With multiple football injuries from his years in the NFL, Faneca came to Vanderbilt for a surgery that has taken away his pain and restored full use of his right arm. The former Pittsburgh Steeler now has no restrictions and is back to coaching and playing ball with his kids.</p> <p>Watch a video of Faneca’s inspiring story at <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/joint-replacement?mkt_tok=OTk1LUFNUS0zNTQAAAGIJbn3T3I31pFX_0Udxu1u8JgdFWO-6CaMcUc0DkhSWvwciGXqiCUwyAIazMLlOHCAVc8nucb-nrC25wGQwffuax7wpURRrimb7DQsrJ5LX1Ll2w#video-back_in_the_game_alan_fanecas_health_care_story">this link</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Faneca%20HOF.png?itok=Q9xVIkYh" width="423" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">With multiple football injuries and surgeries from his years in the NFL, Alan Faneca worked through a Hall of Fame Health and Vanderbilt partnership for a surgery that has taken away his pain and restored full use of his right arm. </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 17 Nov 2022 20:32:43 +0000 roberjm7 299 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Recordings Available for 2022 Wellness Webinars https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/recordings-available-2022-wellness-webinars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Recordings Available for 2022 Wellness Webinars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/16/2022 - 17:35</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/297" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Recordings Available for 2022 Wellness Webinars"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start; margin-bottom:15px">In 2021, the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network (VHAN) created Well Moment, a dedicated public space where patients and families could learn from and talk directly to health experts about important and pressing health and wellness issues. While the first year of the program was dedicated to pediatric and adolescent health, this year’s topics have expanded to adult health concerns, ranging from preventive health strategies to support for caregivers to maternal mental health.</p> <p>If you or your employees missed any of this year’s quarterly webinars, check out the following recap along with links to the recordings and PDFs of the presentations:</p> <h3>Coping Strategies for Combating Winter Stress </h3> <p>For many of us, the winter months can be difficult. Despite the promise of a joyous holiday season, the combination of hosting and attending multiple events, dealing with complex family dynamics and feeling lonely can lead to feelings of stress and anxiety. Wrapping up end-of-year projects at work can also feel overwhelming. Plus, the shorter, colder days in fall and winter can contribute to Seasonal Affective Disorder, a common type of depression.</p> <h3>Mental Health Support for Pregnant and Postpartum Women</h3> <p>Though it’s perfectly normal to occasionally feel a little worried, anxious or even blue during pregnancy, you shouldn’t feel that way all the time. Up to 20% of pregnant women experience some degree of anxiety or depression, and research shows that a mother’s mental health can affect her baby while she is pregnant. Watch the webinar and view the presentation PDF at <a href="https://www.vhan.com/wellmoment-postpartum/">this link</a>.</p> <h3>Caregiver Support</h3> <p>Caring for a friend or family member with a chronic illness or disability is a daunting task, and the work can feel all-consuming. Caregivers often neglect to take care of their own physical and emotional health, and they can feel so overwhelmed by the daily grind that they don’t reach out for help to lighten the load. Watch the webinar and view the presentation PDF at <a href="https://www.vhan.com/wellmoment-caregiver-support/">this link</a>.</p> <h3>Prioritizing Prevention</h3> <p>Though most of us are aware of how preventive care can reduce our risk of the three Ds—disease, disability and death—we may not fully know the types of health screenings and preventive opportunities that keep our bodies and minds in optimal shape. Watch the video and view the presentation PDF at <a href="https://www.vhan.com/wellmoment-prioritizing-prevention/">this link</a>.</p> <p><em>Your employees can sign up for email updates to learn about upcoming events at wellmoment.org</em>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 23:35:21 +0000 roberjm7 297 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com MNPS, Partnering With Vanderbilt Health, Recognized for Innovative Mental Health Strategies https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/mnps-partnering-vanderbilt-health-recognized-innovative-mental-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MNPS, Partnering With Vanderbilt Health, Recognized for Innovative Mental Health Strategies</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/15/2022 - 14:54</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/296" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to MNPS, Partnering With Vanderbilt Health, Recognized for Innovative Mental Health Strategies"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) was recently named a recipient of the <a href="https://theluvuproject.org/workplaceaward/">Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace</a>. The award celebrates organizations that prioritize the mental health and well-being of their workforce, often using innovative strategies that can serve as inspiration to other employers.</p> <p>MNPS has bolstered its multifaceted approach to employee wellbeing in recent years, offering mental health resources through a variety of channels, including in-person programs at their Employee Wellness Centers, as well as virtual visits and app-based programs. This approach has given all employees and their dependents access mental health benefits with no co-pays.</p> <p><strong>Removing Barriers</strong></p> <p>MNPS employees and their families can access a variety of health care services, including mental and behavioral health support, at five Employee Wellness Centers, all staffed by Vanderbilt Health providers. Vanderbilt Health offers programs across the continuum of mental wellness, supporting everyone from those with acute mental health concerns to those who need a little extra support to thrive. These mental health benefits are designed to appeal to different cultures and backgrounds, using a variety of communication methods to improve access and reduce stigma.</p> <p>“MNPS has been very intentional about removing barriers to care such as access, cost and stigma,” says Martha E. Shepherd, DO, MPH, FAAFP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, VUMC Office of Population Health. “MNPS has responded directly to employee surveys by customizing their health benefits and improving access to care. Having onsite medical clinics with providers who are familiar with MNPS benefits and how to access them has been key to successfully supporting employees and their family members, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.”</p> <p><strong>Data-Driven Benefits Design</strong></p> <p>Vanderbilt Health assists MNPS with workforce surveys, gathering data from first year teachers, teachers of the year and patient advisory groups. The data has shown that younger teachers often score lower in mental health and wellbeing measures, and they have higher turnover rates compared to senior teachers.</p> <p>Based on the survey results, MNPS redesigned parts of their health plan to improve mental health care benefits, such as offering after-hours access to therapists in convenient locations, virtual appointments and app-based resources that support employees’ mental health.</p> <p>MNPS also removed all behavioral health co-pays for providers in-network with Cigna while continuing to offer unlimited Employee Assistance Program (EAP) visits for employees and their dependents. At the same time, MNPS and Vanderbilt Health partnered with a local behavioral health company for program development and an app-based telehealth program, nearly tripling the number of available, in-network behavioral health providers for employees and their families.</p> <p>Another signature offering at the MNPS onsite clinic is an 8-week Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course. <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7511255/#:~:text=Results,of%20mindfulness%20and%20self%2Dcompassion.">Research shows</a> that MBSR is particularly helpful to health care providers, first responders and educators—people who encounter daily stress and want to find a healthier way to live with it. Educators who complete the course develop healthier habits and build stress-reduction skills for both the classroom and their personal lives.</p> <p>Following these changes, nearly 9 in 10 participants in a 2022 employee survey agreed that the available mental health benefits were helpful to them and their families.</p> <p>Mental and behavioral health challenges affect <a href="https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness">nearly 1 in 5 adults</a> in the United States. Given how much time adults spend at work, it is vital to promote good mental health care in the workplace. By supporting a healthy workforce both physically and mentally, employers can improve productivity, retain staff, increase attendance and produce long-term cost savings while attracting new talent.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/lup-hopkins-MHITW-300x177.png?itok=-Dmgv5c2" width="300" height="177" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) was recently named a recipient of the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health in the Workplace.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:54:49 +0000 roberjm7 296 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com MNPS Teacher Enjoys Better Patient Experience With MyOrthoHealth https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/mnps-teacher-enjoys-better-patient-experience-myorthohealth <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MNPS Teacher Enjoys Better Patient Experience With MyOrthoHealth</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 11/10/2022 - 16:30</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/295" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to MNPS Teacher Enjoys Better Patient Experience With MyOrthoHealth"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div style="text-align:start; border-style:none none solid; border-bottom-width:1pt; border-bottom-color:#dbe8ef; padding:0in"> <p style="border:none; padding:0in; margin-bottom:16px">MNPS preschool teacher Natasha Massey will tell you: Not all hip and knee surgery experiences are created equal. When it came time to have her second knee-replacement surgery, she signed up for the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/program/myhealth-bundles-employers">MyHealth Bundles program</a>, and she said it made all the difference in her care. “When I had this surgery done on my other knee, I was in another facility for two days, but at Vanderbilt it was outpatient surgery,” she says. “I literally walked the same day.”</p> <p style="border:none; padding:0in; margin-bottom:16px">And that was just the start of her exceptional journey to better health. Not only was she able to return home the same day as her procedure, but the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/service/myorthohealth-employers">MyOrthoHealth bundle</a> provided her with personalized, coordinated orthopedic care for 90 days and supplied all the medical equipment and physical therapy she needed to fully recover. Natasha admits she “was a little nervous about being an outpatient, but my care navigator and all the people at Vanderbilt made sure I was taken care of, and everything went smoothly.”</p> <p style="border:none; padding:0in; margin-bottom:16px">Vanderbilt’s MyOrthoHealth bundle provides concierge service with a dedicated patient navigator, the most convenient inpatient and outpatient surgical options for bundled knee replacements in Middle Tennessee and physical therapy with no out-of-pocket costs. Interested employers can learn more in this video.</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Massey-MNPS%20teacher.jpeg?itok=JiurpQ-_" width="576" height="422" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 10 Nov 2022 22:30:29 +0000 roberjm7 295 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com With RSV and Flu Surging, Vanderbilt Walk-in Clinics a Convenient Option https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/rsv-and-flu-surging-vanderbilt-walk-clinics-convenient-option <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">With RSV and Flu Surging, Vanderbilt Walk-in Clinics a Convenient Option</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/04/2022 - 18:25</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/298" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to With RSV and Flu Surging, Vanderbilt Walk-in Clinics a Convenient Option"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Winter is the traditional time for illnesses like RSV, pneumonia, bronchiolitis, the flu and other lower respiratory illnesses, but this year RSV season has made an early arrival.</p> <p>“RSV and influenza are the two big illnesses that we’re seeing right now,” said pediatrician Dr. James Antoon, who specializes in respiratory illness at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. “RSV has been surging for a couple of weeks, which is unseasonably early, and the flu has been picking up in the community.”</p> <p>This <a href="https://www.mysouthernhealth.com/rsv-and-other-winter-illnesses-make-early-arrival/">My Southern Health article</a> has advice on how to prevent RSV and what to do if your child is sick. When in doubt, Antoon said, “call or go to your pediatrician if you’re worried.”</p> <p><strong>Convenient Care</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>Whether it's RSV, flu or another respiratory illness, Vanderbilt Health offers many services to help you feel better. Here are four types of convenient care:</p> <p><strong>Vanderbilt Children’s After-Hours Clinics</strong> offer the convenience of a walk-in clinic with care provided by a board-certified pediatrician. No appointment is necessary, but we recommend calling your pediatrician first. Search <a href="https://www.childrenshospitalvanderbilt.org/program/vanderbilt-childrens-after-hours-clinics">here</a> to find locations.</p> <p>For urgent medical care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that need to be treated immediately, <strong>Vanderbilt Health Walk-in Clinics</strong> offer dozens of locations with convenient hours throughout Middle Tennessee. Find a location and save your spot at <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-walk-clinics">this link</a>.</p> <p><strong>Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens</strong> also treats minor illness or injuries at 15 convenient locations. Learn more and save your spot at <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-clinic-walgreens">this link</a>.</p> <p>With <strong>Vanderbilt Health OnCall</strong>, a Vanderbilt provider comes to you within two hours of your request for treatment of common illnesses and injuries. Learn more about the service—which serves Nashville-Davidson County, and the cities of Brentwood, Franklin, Hendersonville and Nolensville—at <a href="https://www.myhealthwalkin.com/program/vanderbilt-health-oncall">this link</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 04 Nov 2022 23:25:10 +0000 roberjm7 298 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Honing the Health of the Corporate Athlete https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/honing-health-corporate-athlete <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Honing the Health of the Corporate Athlete</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/24/2022 - 22:33</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/294" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Honing the Health of the Corporate Athlete"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:start">Executives, entrepreneurs and leaders of any industry are required to perform at high levels and meet demanding expectations. In such an environment, health is one of the first areas to be sacrificed—yet it’s even more important for these leaders to prioritize their well-being and act <em>before</em> a health issue emerges. <br /><br /> With the help of the <a href="https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/information/executive-health-physicals">Vanderbilt Executive Health Physicals</a> team, business leaders can increase their physical fitness, reverse negative habits and make significant strides in their journey to better health. The program accommodates the fast-paced schedules of business executives, entrepreneurs and entertainers who have little time to spare and need to remain in top health to perform, meet goals and motivate their teams.  </p> <p><strong>How the Program Works</strong></p> <p>A team of dedicated health care experts conduct an annual or one-time comprehensive medical assessment and physical that helps them catch any potential health issues before they become major problems for the patient. The personalized assessment also includes nutrition and fitness recommendations and resources to help individuals reach their health goals and prevent disease.</p> <p>A bonus of Vanderbilt’s program? The clinic offers prompt appointments—you won’t undergo a long wait for an appointment like at some facilities.</p> <p><strong>Two Options for Getting Started</strong></p> <p>Executive Health Physicals offers flexibility in signing on to the program, which is available to anyone. An organization can select a group pay option, purchasing for a block of physicals for their executives to activate, or individuals can choose to sign up with a private pay option.</p> <p>Learn more about the program, meet the team and discover what to expect at your visit in <a href="https://select.vanderbilthealth.com/rs/995-AMQ-354/images/VHExecHealth_ProgramGuide.pdf">this digital brochure</a>. The brochure links to wellness videos on topics such as how to overcome bad habits and manage stress and anxiety.</p> <p><em>For more information on how to put Executive Health Physicals to work for your company, call (615) 343–1163.  It’s easy to book a pre-visit consultation phone call online using <a href="https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/ExecutiveHealthPhysicals@vumc365.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/">this booking page</a>.</em></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 25 Oct 2022 03:33:55 +0000 roberjm7 294 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Fight Winter Blues With Tips From New Webinar https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/fight-winter-blues-tips-new-webinar <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Fight Winter Blues With Tips From New Webinar</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/21/2022 - 20:45</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/293" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Fight Winter Blues With Tips From New Webinar"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For many of us, the winter months can be difficult. Despite the promise of a joyous holiday season, the combination of hosting and attending multiple events, complex family dynamics and feelings of loneliness can lead to stress and anxiety. The good news is, there are many ways to overcome tension, sadness and depression this time of year.</p> <p>Tune in <strong>Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12 p.m. CST</strong> to hear insights from three experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Elizabeth Card, nurse practitioner and research consultant; Jim Kendall, LCSW, manager of Work/Life Connections for the Employee Assistance Program; and Stephanie Brodtrick, PhD., senior director of Learning Systems and Organization Development.</p> <p>The speakers will focus on:</p> <ul><li>Coping skills to get through busy holiday months</li> <li>Managing difficult family relationships</li> <li>Balancing work and personal life</li> <li>Avoiding burnout by finding time to put yourself first and do things you enjoy</li> <li>Recognizing and addressing Seasonal Affective Disorder</li> </ul><p style="text-align:start">Register at <a href="https://www.vhan.com/wellmoment-winterstress/">this link</a> and spread the word to your family, friends and coworkers.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Mindfulness.jpg?itok=V6gnQ3Ux" width="576" height="384" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">The webinar will feature insights from experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Sat, 22 Oct 2022 01:45:15 +0000 roberjm7 293 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com Be a Champ for Children With the Jingle Toy Drive https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/be-champ-children-jingle-toy-drive <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Be a Champ for Children With the Jingle Toy Drive</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/19/2022 - 22:54</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/291" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Be a Champ for Children With the Jingle Toy Drive"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p data-mce-style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: {{my.em_h2_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_H2_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_H2_FontSize:default=16px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_H2_FontWeight:default=bold}}; line-height: {{my.EM_H2_LineHeight:default=20px}};" style="text-align:left; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">Employers that participate in the 2022 Jingle Toy Drive will directly benefit the patients of Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The program offers three meaningful ways to brighten children's lives this holiday season:</p> <p><strong>1. Donate Through Jingle Toy Drive: </strong>Make a gift to the virtual toy drive by donating online, or collecting donations in your offices or stores. All money raised will go directly to providing holiday gifts and special programing for patients. The Patient and Family-Centered Care team will ensure each child has a special holiday surprise that will best fit their individual needs. Visit <a href="https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/campaign/jingle-toy-drive-2022/c421151?c_src=M2232">JingleToyDrive.com</a> to start fundraising or donate to the virtual toy drive.</p> <p><strong>2. Adopt a Floor:</strong> With a pledge of $5,000, your organization can adopt an entire floor of children at Monroe Carell. If your organization commits to raising a minimum of $5,000, you will be recognized as an official Adopt-a-Floor supporter and resources to help you share the story of your impact. Sign up at <a href="https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/campaign/jingle-toy-drive-2022/c421151?c_src=M2232">JingleToyDrive.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>3. Shop Amazon Wish Lists: </strong>The hospital's Patient and Family- Centered Care team has curated lists of safe and age-appropriate toys and supplies. Items ordered from these lists will be shipped directly from Amazon to the hospital to be donated to patients. Three wish lists are available at <a href="https://give.vanderbilthealth.org/campaign/jingle-toy-drive-2022/c421151?c_src=M2232">JingleToyDrive.com</a>.</p> <p>Whether you choose to make a direct donation, engage your employees for a good cause or ask your customers to donate, you are helping us bring the joy of the season to patients and families who will spend the holidays in the hospital.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/Jingle%20Toy%20Drive%202022-Champ.JPG?itok=TouLwwY1" width="425" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Donating through the Jingle Toy Drive will help bring the joy of the season to patients and families who will spend the holidays in the hospital.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 20 Oct 2022 03:54:37 +0000 roberjm7 291 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com New VUMC Study: Counting Steps Can Improve Your Health https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com/employer-insights-blog/new-vumc-study-counting-steps-can-improve-your-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">New VUMC Study: Counting Steps Can Improve Your Health</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/roberjm7" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">roberjm7</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/12/2022 - 11:16</span> <a href="/blog-post-rss/292" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to New VUMC Study: Counting Steps Can Improve Your Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p data-mce-style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; color: {{my.em_h2_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_H2_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_H2_FontSize:default=16px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_H2_FontWeight:default=bold}}; line-height: {{my.EM_H2_LineHeight:default=20px}};" style="text-align:left; margin-top:10px; margin-bottom:10px">Looking to improve your health? Start stepping—and measure those steps on a FitBit, Apple Watch or other type of wearable activity tracker. Research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, reported in the journal <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-022-02012-w"><em>Nature Medicine</em></a>, indicates that 8,200 steps per day (about four miles) can decrease the risk of several common, chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, obesity and sleep apnea.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">Taking in a certain number of daily steps was even found to protect against acid reflex and depression. The data suggests that overweight individuals can reduce their risk of becoming obese by 64% if they increase their daily steps from 6,000 to 11,000. </p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">The study analyzed an average of four years of activity and health data from more than 6,000 participants who wore Fitbit activity trackers at least 10 hours a day, and who provided access to their electronic health record. The wearable devices encourage movement and exercise by allowing the user to track progress toward their personal health goals.</p> <p data-mce-style="color: {{my.em_primary_fontcolor:default=#02535a}}; font-family: {{my.EM_Primary_FontFamily:default=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif}}; font-size: {{my.EM_Primary_FontSize:default=14px}}; font-weight: {{my.EM_Primary_FontWeight:default=normal}}; line-height: {{my.EM_Primary_LineHeight:default=20px}}; mso-line-height-rule: at-least; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;">Read the <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2022/10/10/counting-steps-can-reduce-disease-risk-study/">full article</a> to learn more about the study's findings.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 12 Oct 2022 16:16:08 +0000 roberjm7 292 at https://employersolutions.vanderbilthealth.com