Monthly Archives: November 2011

It’s Time to Schedule Routine Check-ups for 2012!

With the holidays and New Year right around the corner, please take a few minutes to schedule appointments for routine medical, dental and vision exams for early next year! Medical: If you are enrolled in the Medical Plan for 2012, … Continue reading

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Depression in Men

A lot of the time, depression seems to be thought of as a woman’s problem.  This theory is not unfounded, since the depression rate among women is nearly twice of what it is for men.  Recent studies have indicated, though, … Continue reading

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Don’t Gain, Maintain! Holiday Eating Challenge Runs November 21 – January 2, 2012

Did you know the average American gains anywhere from 1-5 pounds during the holidays? This challenge encourages you to maintain healthy behaviors that support weight management. So, don’t be “average” this year and avoid the holiday weight gain trend. After all, isn’t your … Continue reading

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Depression in Women

Between families, careers, pregnancy, and menopause, a woman’s risk of developing depression is about twice of what it is for men.  Though changes in mood occur naturally with hormonal fluctuations, they alone do not cause depression.  Biological factors, inherited traits, … Continue reading

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Three Rules for Dealing with Depression

Three Rules for Dealing with Co-worker, Friend, and Family Member Depression Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to say around someone who is going through a tough time. Whether it be a death in the family or a serious … Continue reading

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Welcome to the SMU’s Newest Employees!

 The following employees completed a half day workshop titled SMU & YOU. In this session they learned about the University’s culture, values and traditions. From left to right:  Barry Rodgers, Kathryn McKenzie, Ellen Wilkerson, Renee Moore, Ashley Krone and Brittany … Continue reading

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Handling Work Depression

Handling Work Depression Depression is a major mental health issue in our country today, and it is increasingly becoming a workplace concern.  A recent study found that nearly one in six cases of depression are caused by work stress. The … Continue reading

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Welcome SMU’s Newest Employees

 The following employees completed a half day workshop titled SMU & YOU. In this session they learned about the University’s culture, values and traditions.   Front Row: Coral Balcazar, Erica Velasquez, Ashley Meredith, Brittany Vogel Back Row: Laura Clerc, Toni … Continue reading

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