Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Still Time to Complete Your Biometric Screening at Cutler Health Center

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Cutler Health Center has additional biometric screening appointments in the month of March.  Biometric screening appointments are now available through March 26, 2013.  To schedule your screening, go to umaine.edu/biometrics.  Please be advised that these will be the final biometric appointment offerings available at Cutler Health Center.

GoRed

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Congratulations to Liz Downing from New Student Programs, the winner of our Go Red photo contest!  Liz won a gift basket from the MarketPlace .  Many thanks to all of you who submitted all the great photos to celebrate 10 years of Going Red by Wearing Red.

 

UMaine Supports GoRed for Women!  Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Cooperative Extension - Franklin County Office

Cooperative Extension - Somerset County Office

Cooperative Extension - Penobscot County Office

Cooperative Extension - Hancock County Office

Chadbourne Hall

RiSe Center

Alumni Association

Explorations, Foundations, Academic Recovery

Research and Sponsored Programs

Alumni Hall

Biology and Ecology

East Annex

Libby Hall

National Wear Red Day 2013

Friday, January 25th, 2013

HealthyU is encouraging everyone, men and women, to wear red on National Wear Red Day, February 1.  Email a group photo of  you and your colleagues wearing red to Joanna Rosebush (joanna.rosebush@maine.edu) on February 1st.  Please list everyone’s name in the email. One lucky person will be selected to win a gift basket from the MarketPlace.

This is a fun and positive way to spread awareness about heart disease. For more information about heart disease or the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign, visit GoRedForWomen.org.

To print a poster to remind your department, building, or office to wear red on February 1st, click here. If you would like to distribute Go Red pins to your coworkers contact Joanna at 581-4058.

Biometric Screening Appointments

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Are your biometrics for 2013 done? Biometric screening appointments are available at Cutler Health until February 28, 2013.  If you want to schedule an appointment, visit umaine.edu/biometrics or call Cutler Heath at 581-4179.

Lisa and Denice Loving the Gym

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Lisa and Denice share their first time Campus Rec experiences through the Summer Employee Fitness Challenge, sponsored by HealthyU and Campus Rec’s Employee Fit Club.

Avoiding the Flu – Staying Healthy at UMaine

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Avoiding the Flu: Staying Healthy at UMaine

There are several important steps that one can take to keep themselves healthy and safe from the flu this season at the University of Maine. HealthyU visited with Sande Curtis, FNP, from the Cutler Health Center and she provided us with some positive, proactive advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from becoming ill this winter. We asked some questions about flu prevention and Sande answered them for us.

Why is Getting Vaccinated Important? Sande stresses that although you might not be in the risk group for serious complications from the flu, others around you might be. Infants, the elderly and those with chronic illness are all highly susceptible to the flu, which is extremely contagious. These same groups also have a much harder time fighting off the illness. Getting vaccinated will not only prevent you from getting sick but will also provide another layer of protection for those around you.

Where can I Find the Vaccine? It is very easy to find the flu vaccine. For those with the University health insurance, you may make an appointment by calling Cutler Health Center at 581-4179. University employees and their spouses are encouraged to utilize Cutler’s services for their yearly flu shot. Your primary care provider and local pharmacies are also good places to seek a flu vaccination.

How can I Reduce My Risk? Getting vaccinated is the most important step to reduce your risk of contracting the flu. Sande also recommends practicing good hygiene, which includes covering your coughs and sneezes and washing your hands or using a hand sanitizer after coming into contact with a public surface.

What if there is an Outbreak of the Flu in My Community? Sande recommends that you stay home and do your best to avoid public places in which there are a lot of people. If you are unable to avoid large groups, she recommends that you practice “social distancing,” or staying a minimum of three feet away from others in order to avoid contamination.

What if I think I have the Flu? Should an outbreak of the flu occur in your community that you may have been exposed to, Sande recommends contacting your primary care physician as soon as possible to discuss the best treatment options for you. She also recommends rest, plenty of fluids, Tylenol or aspirin for body aches and staying home until your fever has been gone for more than twenty-four hours.

These important tips will help you stay happy, healthy and well during this year’s flu season.

Take “5″ – A Better U+ME

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Tom Merrow and Jillian O’Brien Take “5″ and show you how you can perform simple stretch and strength exercises at work, school, or home.

Move and Improve

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Move and Improve EventJoin us on March 29th from 3-5 PM at the New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center for a campus-wide Move and Improve event!

Try a Zumba Class

Grab a healthy snack

Get tips for getting in shape

All students and employees are welcome.

 

 

 

 

Cutler Health Center Biometric Screenings

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Cutler Health Center has added March 26th and 27th availability (8:00AM to 11:45AM) for you to get your Biometric Screening. Availability is limited. You must call to make an appointment (581-4000).

Related: Cutler Health Center Biometric Screening Scheduler

Women’s Health Fair

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Women's Health Fair FlyerPresident’s Council on Women presents Women’s Health Fair

Wednesday, March 14th 11AM to 2PM
Memorial Union, UMaine Campus
Bangor, Bumps & Coe Rooms