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Handling Holiday Stress
Sadly, the holidays can often be a source of stress rather than what they're meant to be: a chance to share the festive
season with family and friends. Here are some tips for coping with stress and getting more cheer out of your holidays.

  • -Don't be perfect; be you. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Keep your plans and activities simple.
  • -Pace yourself. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year's can all be busy times. Remember, the season lasts for weeks. Get organized and break your preparations into small steps.
  • -Budget wisely. It is easy to buy on credit and ignore the bills until after the holidays. Set your limit ahead of time.
  • -Get into the spirit. Deck the halls. Build a snowman. Too often adults miss out on the simple pleasures of celebrating the holidays.
  • -Take time out for yourself. Unwind and pamper yourself with a break from the action. Try relaxation techniques, meditation and deep-breathing exercises.
  • -Embrace family. Look forward to reuniting with relatives this holiday. Cherish the time you spend with your loved ones, and make an effort to be as relaxed, positive and cheerful as you can.
  • -Celebrate safely. Give your body a gift this year by treating it with respect. Try not to overindulge in sweets and goodies. Know your limits when it comes to alcohol.
  • -Make New Year's resolutions. Setting goals challenges us to aim for higher fulfillment and self-improvement.

For more tips on keeping the holidays healthy and happy at work and at home, consult the Holiday Resource Guide on www.guidanceresources.com.

 

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Flu

Flu season is upon us and it's not too late to get your flu shot. Some local pharmacies, as well as Dartmouth Health Connect, still have vaccine available. Please call first to confirm availability.

Dartmouth Health Connect patients, please call the practice at 603-738-1164 to make an appointment.

As of February 6th, 2018, the following pharmacies still have flu vaccine available.

  • Price Chopper, Lebanon – Available
  • Price Chopper, West Lebanon – Limited availability
  • CVS, West Lebanon – Availability limited to high dose vaccine for age 65+
  • Walgreens, West Lebanon – Availability limited to high dose vaccine for age 65+
  • Walmart, West Lebanon – Availability limited to high dose vaccine for age 65+

In addition to getting your flu shot, there are many other ways to stay healthy this flu season. Germs can spread easily, especially in an office setting. Here are some steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that you can take to avoid spreading and/or contracting germs on a daily basis:

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
  • While sick or contagious, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

For more tips, please click here.

Safety

Dartmouth has many tools and resources to help keep you safe! Make sure you familiarize yourself with the resources below in case of an emergency.

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Safety & Security:

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  • (603) 646:4000
  • Emergency: 911 or 6-3333                                                            
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LiveSafe:

A security App specifically tailored for Dartmouth students, faculty & staff.

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WISE:

A crisis support hotline. End violence, share hope, change lives. Every hour, every day.

  • (603) 448-5525
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DartAlert:

Dartmouth's campus-wide emergency communication plan. Be safe. Be informed.

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CPR, First Aid, & AED Training:

Dartmouth EMS offers training opportunities for community members.

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety (Ergonomic Assessments):

EHS provides advice and guidance to the Dartmouth community on occupational safety, lab safety, and environmental protection issues, including ergonomic assessments for your office space.

National Health Observances

  • Friday, February 2nd, 2018 was National Wear Red Day: unite to prevent heart disease and stroke in women. For last year's pictures, click here.
  • Click here to see colleagues who have supported this cause in previous years by swapping the Dartmouth Green for some red.
  • Check out the full calendar of Health Observances.

Last Updated: 2/9/18