Health and Wellness


Journey: Navigating the Path to Wellness with the Health Plus Health Guide

​The Health Plus Health Guide is your personalized tool to access programs that will help you achieve or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Use Journeys to take small steps towards your wellness goals.

What Flavor of Flu Vaccine do You Need?

Sarah Burlason, RN, BSN, Occupational Health Clinic Outreach, explains the different types of flu vaccine that will be offered this year and invites all VUMC and VU employees to attend Flulapalooza® on October 7th from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the tent located between Light Hall and the VA.

New In Town? Ways to Make a New City Your Home

Just moved to the Nashville area? Jim Kendall, LCSW, CEAP, Manager of Work-Life Connections EAP, discusses ways for newcomers to settle in and feel part of the city.

Eyes on the Road – Distraction-Free Driving

Distracted driving is a serious problem on roads. Sergeant Travis Plotzer of Tennessee Highway Patrol explains what distracted driving is and how to keep yourself and others safe on the roads

Stop The Itch! Common Summertime Skin Rashes

​Dr. John Zic, Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of the Vanderbilt University Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic, discusses prevention and treatment of common summer rashes.​

Suicide Prevention: Risks, Detection and Intervention

Suicide Prevention: Risks, Detection and Intervention ​Steve Nicolson, MD, WLC Consulting Psychiatrist, will discuss how to detect symptoms of suicidal intent and what intervention and treatment work best. Additional Resources Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Crisis Prevention Center: 24/7 Contact: (615) 244-7444 Begin Transcript Janet McCutchen:     Welcome to this edition of the Vanderbilt University Health and...

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Busy Schedules

Busy schedules can make it challenging to be active and eat well. Use these tips to help you stay healthy during busy times.

Emerging Viral Infection with Chikungunya

Dr. James Crowe, Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology to discuss chikungunya with us.

Creating The Best Family Vacations on a Budget

Work-Life Connections Administrative Assistants, Amy Goodwin and Janie Macklin, discuss easy ways to plan family vacations with a budget in mind.

What Country Music Tells Us About Wellness

Alice Randall shares insights into wellness.

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