Health and Wellness


Everyday Jet Lag: What’s Your Chronotype?

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Teera talks with Neurology and Sleep Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Kelly Brown to learn how being out of sync with your circadian rhythm can affect your health.

Sleepless In Nashville: Say Goodnight to Insomnia Update

Struggling with insomnia? Listen as Work-Life Connections presents an update of its March, 2013 Wellcast: How to Say Goodnight to Insomnia.

Positive Coping Strategies for a Family Caregiver

Angela Hopkins explains why it is important for a family caregiver to develop positive coping strategies and how important it is to have a support system as a family caregiver.

What is a Healthy Diet?

There are so many diets out there that it can be confusing to know what guidelines and recommendations to follow. Jamie Pope, MS, RD, LDN talks about US and International Dietary Guidelines and how to follow a healthy diet.

Fit vs. Fat: What Matters More?

Michael Wigger, an Exercise Physiologist for the Center of Medical Weight Loss, sits down and talks to Teera about different factors that are taken into account when treating someone for obesity.

Emotional Hunger Games: Learn How to Eat to Win

Emotional Hunger Games: Learn How to Eat to Win ​There is a distinct difference between dieting and eating well. Chad Buck, Ph.D., Work-Life Connections clinician, identifies ways in which we play “games” with our eating habits and how different strategies can help us eat to “win.” Begin Transcript Janet McCutchen:     Welcome to this edition of...

Helping Children Develop Healthy Eating Habits

Jessica Bennett, Dietician with Vanderbilt Nutrition Clinic, speaks on how to develop healthy eating habits in your children.

The Skinny on Obesity

Dr. John Cleek, Assistant Professor of Medicine with the Vanderbilt Center for Medical Weight Loss talks about healthy weight.

Cholesterol: A Whole New Ballgame

Dr. Jill Jones, Primary Care in General Medicine shares her insight on the new guidelines for treatment of cholesterol. The new guideline have received both positive and negative reviews from medical providers across the United States.

Psychocardiology: The Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Paul Ragan, MD, WLC-EAP FPWP Medical Director, discusses the link between heart disease and depression and the importance of collaborative care teams in patient care.

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