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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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Tobacco Cessation

It isn't easy to quit tobacco—but it is possible! 

There are many resources to help you quit tobacco including prescription medications, over the counter therapies, in-person coaching, telephonic coaching, online programs and multi-week programs.  See below for more information on some of these resources.

Medications: NO copay for Tobacco Cessation Aids

  • Employees and their covered family members on any of the Dartmouth-sponsored health plans can receive prescription medications without a copay with the CVS Caremark pharmacy coverage. These include the generic versions of Zyban and Chantix.
  • Over-the-counter generic nicotine replacement therapies, such as the patch, gum, and lozenge, are also available without a copay (with a prescription).

In-Person Coaching & Workshops:

Telephonic Programs:

  • Participate in the Quit Today telephonic program offered by Cigna at no cost to you! Receive individual coaching, a free toolkit which includes a workbook, a relaxation/meditation CD, and free nicotine replacement therapy (Patches and gum) for eight to twelve weeks, as appropriate.
      • Cigna Members (employees and covered family members): 1-877-459-6150 and ask to speak to the Personal Health Team
      • Benefits Eligible Employees who waived medical coverage: 1-855-561-3808 and ask to speak with CareAllies Personal Health Team
  • Each state offers free telephonic counseling to help you quit smoking or chewing tobacco. Available to anyone.
      • NH Tobacco Helpline: 1-800-879-8678
      • VT Quit Network: 1-800-937-7848
      • The National Helpline: 1-800-784-8669
  • The National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

Online Programs:

  • There are a variety of online programs and apps to assist with tobacco cessation, including a free six-week Living Tobacco Free program offered by Cigna.
      •  Cigna Members (employees and covered family members): Visit www.mycigna.com, log in, click on Manage My Health and then click on Quit Today

 Additional Programs & Resources:

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Last Updated: 4/17/14