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Organic vs Conventional Foods

Are organic foods safer or more nutritious? Melinda Mahoney, Registered Dietitian, explains the difference and discusses health benefits.

Introduction to GMOs with Melinda Mahoney, RD, LDN

GMO: Genetically Modified Organisms. What are they? What are the health considerations? Melinda Mahoney gives an introduction to the GMO discussion.

From Disordered to Order: What is Normal Eating?

From Disordered to Order: What is Normal Eating? Reba Sloan, MPH, LRD, FAED talks about Orthorexia, a new eating disorder gaining attention. From Disordered to Ordered: What is Normal Eating by Reba Sloan For Vanderbilt Faculty & Staff: Health Plus offers a variety of programs/services and resources to promote healthy lifestyles in the Vanderbilt community....

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Health Benefits of Coffee Consumption

Enjoy a cup of coffee as you learn about the health benefits of coffee consumption in this interview with Dr. Peter Martin.

Wearables: Measuring and Analyzing Your Activities

Wearable technology – there are many apps or devices out there to track health from exercise to sleep to stress. Dr. Trent Rosenbloom talks about wearable technology.

Introducing The New 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.

Brushing Up On Oral Health with Dr. Messersmith

Brushing Up On Oral Health with Dr. Messersmith Marion Messersmith, DDS, MSD gives recommendations for oral health. Vanderbilt Oral Health American Dental Association: America’s leading advocate for oral health. Begin Transcript Laura Osterman:    Welcome to this edition of the Vanderbilt University Health and Wellness Wellcast.  I am Laura Osterman with HealthPlus.  I am here today...

You Can Make A Change For Life: Diabetes Prevention Program

Health Plus offers the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a 1 year lifestyle change program, to Vanderbilt faculty and staff who have prediabetes or are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

3 Foods You Might Be Missing

There are many nutrition myths out there. Melinda Jones, RD talks about the dietary guidlines and recommendations for bread, potatoes and milk.

Exercise Matters: Adaptive Exercise for People Living With Disabilities

Exercise Matters: Adaptive Exercise for People Living With Disabilities According to the CDC, Adults with disabilities are 3 times more likely to have heart disease, stroke, diabetes, or cancer than adults without disabilities. Compounding this is the fact that those individuals with disabilities who don’t get any physical activity are 50% more likely to develop...

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