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Blood Drive in Alumni Hall 7/29 & 7/30

Participate in the "100 Days of Summer,100 Days of Hope" Blood Drive, taking place in Alumni Hall on Tuesday, 7/29, and Wednesday, 7/30, from 11AM-5PM. All are invited to donate (if eligible). Parking discounts will be offered. Refreshments provided by the Hanover Inn. Book your appointment here. To read more information about the event, click here.

Workshop: Wellness: Many Perspectives, Many Practices

Discover what wellness means to you through self-assessment and determine what steps you should take to work towards wellbeing.
Presenter: Gabrielle Lucke.
Date: Tuesday, August 5, 10:00 am -- 12:00 pm.
To register click here.

Participate in a DHMC Research Study!

DHMC is conducting an 11-week study that investigates a combined Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Health At Every Size (HAES/ACT) Treatment for depression and obesity in women. Research is conducted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry. The group therapy sessions are led by a DHMC psychologist, with a small group of other women with similar concerns. Sessions last two hours, and meet at DHMC, at a time convenient for you. For more information, call or email Margit Berman (603-650-4724) or click here

Stay Connected with Wellness at Dartmouth - like us on Facebook! 

Wellness at Dartmouth recently launched a Facebook page to help connect our community to events, programs, resources, healthy tips, recipes, and more!  Please note, even if you don't have a Facebook page, you can still view our page and see our postings. 

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Wellness Resources for Faculty and Staff

Be a CHaD HERO - Register by 12p on 8/1 for only $5!

  • Join Team "Wellness at Dartmouth" for the CHaD HERO Event on 10/26!  This will be the second year our team of faculty and staff (and their families!) is on a mission to help all kids served by CHaD live healthy, active lives. 
  • Be a HERO and register for the half-marathon, 5k run, 5k walk, 10k wooded hike, Cam's Fun Run or volunteer and help raise funds for CHaD! 
  • Register here by 12p on 8/1 for only $5.
    • Click on Join Our Team, select your event and fundraising amount
    • Choose Join a Team and select "Wellness at Dartmouth" and then follow the registration instructions
    • Stay tuned for team communications and events
  • To learn more about the CHaD HERO and frequently asked questions, including fundraising requirements, click here.

 

Health and Wellness in July

July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month. Below you will find links to articles that can help you enjoy the summer months in a safe way while minimizing your exposure to damaging UV rays. See below for information on choosing the right sunscreen and sunglasses and the impact of indoor tanning, as well as information on First Aid Safety and Prevention, including safety tips, First Aid basics, and ideas for a first aid kit. 

National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month

  • What's your UV:IQ? - Our skin protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Find more information on how to protect your skin from harmful UV rays as you enjoy the sun here.
  • Sunscreen: Are You Really Covered? - We should wear sunscreen, but what kind and for how long? Do we need to reapply, and if so, how often? Get the answers to these questions and other information about sunscreen here.
  • Choosing the Best Sunglasses - If you are looking for a new pair of sunglasses, it is important to consider protection and comfort when choosing a style. Read here for more tips on selecting the best sunglasses to help you protect your eyes. 
  • Indoor Tanning Leads to Early Skin Cancer - It was once believed that indoor tanning was safer than outdoor sunbathing; however, recent Dartmouth research suggests that indoor tanning can still pose significant risks. Visit here to learn more. 

First Aid Safety and Prevention

  • Barbecue and Food Safety - Barbecuing can be a fun way to spend time outdoors with family and friends, especially during the summer months. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while barbecuing.
  • Guide to Safe Hiking - Hiking is a great way to enjoy the warm weather while experiencing the great outdoors. To learn more about hiking safety, click here.
  • First Aid Myths -  Summer can produce a large number of minor injuries, but you can actually make matters worse if you follow this outdated advice and do not know the correct steps to take. See here for myths that should be avoided when treating summer injuries.
  • First Aid App - The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for both iPhone and Android devices. To download this free app, click here.
  • First Aid Kits - By having a well-stocked First Aid kit, you can respond effectively to common injuries and emergencies. For ideas on what to include in your First Aid kit, visit here

Your Path to Well-being Starts Here...

Wellness at Dartmouth is committed to helping employees discover their own path to well-being.  Our website is one aspect of a comprehensive approach designed to connect employees with the support they need along their journey.  We hope you enjoy your visit and encourage you to check back often for updates. The welcome mat is always out!

Statement of Purpose

The Dartmouth Wellness Website has been designed as an index of resources. The website lists organizations, institutions, and groups providing resources connected to health and fitness, but such listing is not intended as an endorsement, recommendation by Dartmouth or any of its departments, or even as a complete description of the organizations, institutions, and groups listed. Omissions from the list are unintentional. Feedback about listings and the website is welcomed.

Disclaimer of Endorsement:

The information posted on the Dartmouth Wellness Website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organizations. The Dartmouth Wellness Website does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website. Read more... 

Last Updated: 7/28/14