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January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18

Your Body: From Head to Toe…Taking care of your health means being well informed, well prepared, and capable of making good choices when it comes to your body. This series of workshops, led by physicians and health experts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Health System, will address various health issues from head to toe and steps you can take to maintain a healthier lifestyle. 

Pre-registration is required for these workshops, which are sponsored by Human Resources. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog (select “Health Promotions” from the “Browse by Category” menu) or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

Sleep Apnea Basics; January 28; 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.; free.Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects about 18 million Americans and has the potential for serious and even fatal complications. People with sleep apnea actually stop breathing for brief periods of time while asleep—sometimes up to 30 times or more per hour! This workshop will educate participants on how sleep apnea occurs, its common symptoms, risks when sleep apnea is left untreated, and treatments that are available. It is led by Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula, assistant professor of medicine, Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Division of Sleep Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Investing in a Volatile Market; Do you feel concerned about investing in today’s market? If so, you’re not alone. But Penn’s retirement vendors can help ease your worries. Vanguard will be hosting a series of e-Meetings this month that focus on today’s economy. You’ll learn about the difference between a bear and a bull market, gain some perspective on investing in an uncertain market, and better understand how to build a firm investment foundation. The sessions are open to all Penn faculty and staff, whether you’re investing with TIAA-CREF or The Vanguard Group. For more information and to register, visit Penn’s Human Resources home page at www.hr.upenn.edu.

—Division of Human Resources

 

 

 

Almanac - January 20, 2009, Volume 55, No. 18