Prevention and Wellness Series
A Division of Human Resources Quality of Worklife Program offered by the UPHS Department of Health & Disease Management. Space is limited, so please register early by calling 1-800-789-PENN. For questions, please contact Maureen Poirier, Health and Disease Management Program Manager, at 614-1801 or email@example.com.
The following programs/screenings are free.
Carbon Monoxide Screening
Carbon Monoxide is toxic, colorless, ordorless and tasteless. It is harmful in any amount and competes with oxygen in your body. Smokers inhale carbon monoxide. A normal carbon monoxide level is <10ppm. What is your level? Attend one of the free screenings to have your carbon monoxide level tested. Tuesday, September 22, noon-1:30 p.m., HUP Cafeteria; Tuesday, October 6, noon-1:30 p.m., Presbyterian Medical Center Cafeteria.
Stress Management 101
Stress affects all individuals, but we each have our own stessors and reactions. Therefore, each person may need a different way of coping with stress. How to identify stress, stressors, and stress symptoms along with practical ways to cope with stress. Wednesday, October 14, noon-12:50 p.m., Founders Building, Plaza B, HUP.
The Basics of Weight Control
General information regarding weight management. Topics will include behavior management, healthy eating, and exercise guidelines. Tuesday, October 20, noon-12:50 p.m., Founders Building, Plaza A, HUP.
Take Five! No lecture, just 40 minutes of being guided through relaxation activities. Friday, October 23, noon-12:40 p.m., Wright Saunders Administration Medical Conference Room, Presbyterian Medical Center.
Nutrition and Disease Prevention
Specific dietary information on how to reduce our risk of developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Practical tips will be provided for the various guidelines. Thursday, November 5, noon-12:50 p.m. Founders Building, Plaza A, HUP.
The Penn Quit Smoking Program
Offered by the UPHS Comprehensive Lung Center and the Department of Health & Disease Management. Free informational sessions are available to learn about the group program and the new individual counseling program. An opportunity to meet the program instructor, and ask questions about what smoking cessation approach is the best option. Both programs offer the latest in smoking cessation techniques, including the nicotine patch, nicotine gum, nicotine nasal spray and medication which reduces nicotine craving. UPHS physicians, advanced practice nurses and respiratory therapists lead the weekly meetings.
Free Informational Sessions
The Penn Quit Smoking Group Program is $150 and is discounted for UPHS employees, Penn employees, and Penn students ($75). The program includes eight sessions over two months.
The Penn Quit Smoking Individual Counseling Program is $60 a session program. The program includes four 30 minute sessions over two months. The cost includes one-one counseling and the program material.
Space is limited, so please register early by calling 1-800-789-PENN.
For questions, please contact Maureen Poirier, Health and Disease Management
Program Manager, at 614-1801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 2, September 8, 1998