|Programs offered to help with resolutions
There is a good chance your New Year resolutions have to do with taking
better care of yourself. The following is a sampling of programs that
are at MUSC to help you follow through with your resolutions. If there
are other programs at MUSC that employees can benefit from, contact
Health 1st to receive help in promoting your programs campuswide.
Quit Now......For Life! is a free smoking cessation program with a
comprehensive approach. This approach integrates education about
smoking cessation, pharmacotherapy and group support to help
participants determine a motivation for quitting that is meaningful and
personal to them. There are six one-hour lunchtime meetings during a
three week period. Prescriptions for appropriate medications are
provided by Robert Mallin, M.D., professor, Family Medicine, Psychiatry
and Behavioral Science board certified by the American Board of Family
Medicine American Board of Addiction Medicine.
The next series of classes begins Jan. 11. Register by sending your name and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthy lifestyle, weight loss
Lunchtime Losers is a 10-week lifestyle change program provided by the
MUSC Weight Management Center. The 10 weeks of classes are held on
campus during from noon to1 p.m.
Classes are interactive and include group discussions and
demonstrations. The program is offered for $98 and may be payroll
deducted during a course of three months with no down payment and no
The next class series starts Jan. 21. Registration/payment deadline is
Jan. 18. Register by sending your name and e-mail address to
Circuit training is a free monthly interactive class led by an MUSC’s
Wellness Center trainer. The trainer will teach participants how to
create a 30-minute circuit utilizing your own body and simple
equipment. That same circuit training can be recreated at home or in
The next class will be held from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 14. Register
by sending your name and e-mail address to email@example.com.
Worksite screening is offered to employees and their spouses every month.
The next screening will take place Jan. 28 in the Colbert Education
Center & Library Building. The screening includes blood chemistry
profile, lipid profile, hemogram, body mass index calculation (height
and weight), and blood pressure. Certain optional tests are also
available. Valued at about $250, this is available to you for $15 if
you are a subscriber to the state health plan. If you are not a
subscriber, you can participate for $42. For information and to
register, visit http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st and click on Worksite Screening.
The Employee Assistance Program is a resource that helps employees with
personal, family, or work related problems year round. Both individual
and couples counseling is available to MUSC employees. Call 792-2848 to
schedule a confidential assessment appointment.
note: The preceding column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st.
Striving to bring various topics and representing numerous employee
wellness organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column
seeks to provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, Jan. 8, 2010