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Wellness and Health - Spring 2006

Who may attend: faculty and staff
Workshop Description

Cancer - Is it Really Preventable?

Tuesday, February 28
Kirby Student Center 268
Brown Bag

"February is National Cancer Prevention Month"

This workshop is a brown bag discussion on risk factors we can alter to decrease our risks of cancers, as well as early detection.

Presented by Susan Rhodes. Susan is a Family Nurse Practitioner at UMD QuickCare


The New Food Guide Pyramid and Portion Distortion

Thursday, March 16
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Kirby Student Center Garden Room
Brown Bag

"Feb 26- Mar 4 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week"
"March is National Nutrition Month"

This session is a review of a healthy, balanced nutrition and the new food pyramid, description of portions and identifying portion distortion.

Presented by Karen Johnson, RD, LD. Karen is a clinical dietitian at St. Luke's Hospital with main areas of practice in oncology, hospice, and eating disorders.


Diabetes Risk Factors
Thursday, March 23
Kirby Student Center 323
Brown Bag

"March 28 is American Diabetes Alert Day"

This session is a discussion of the risk of diabetes and the increased incidence. It will answer the question "am I at risk and what can I do about it?"

Presented by Susan Rhodes, Family Nurse Practitioner at UMD QuickCare


Shoulder Injuries

Wednesday, April 5
Kirby Student Center 333
Brown Bag

"April is National Occupational Therapy Month"

This session is a discussion of shoulder injuries and their treatment. There will be an emphasis on workplace shoulder injuries.

Presented by Dr. Brian Konowalchuk, SMDC's Occupational Medicine Physician


Smoking: Why and How to Stop

Friday, April 7
Kirby Student Center 333

Brown Bag

"April 5 is Kick Butts Day"

Tobacco use is harmful not only to smokers but also to those around them. This workshop will focus on the adverse health effects of tobacco use and available methods of smoking cessation. Pharmaceutical approaches, as well as counseling, stress management, and scientific research projects will be discussed. Local resources will be highlighted and contact information will be available.

Presented by Natalie Ceballos, Research Assistant Professor in Behavioral Sciences; and Angie Harju, Assistant Scientist in Behavioral Medicine Laboratory and the coordinator of the Stress and Tobacco Addiction Research project


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