Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Men’s Health: Prevent the Top Threats

Do you know the greatest threats to men’s health? Surprisingly, the list is short. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes of death among adult men in the U.S. are heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic … Continue reading

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A First Step Toward Success: Start Your Walking Program Now!

Even if you’ve been a couch potato for a long time, starting a physical activity program really doesn’t have to be hard. And of course, there’s the benefit of helping reduce the risk for heart disease, the No. 1 killer of all … Continue reading

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Dougherty’s Pharmacy is Back in the SMU Pharmacy Network!

Following aggressive negotiations with Express Scripts, Dougherty’s Pharmacy has rejoined the SMU pharmacy network.  This was particularly important for SMU because Dougherty’s Pharmacy is one of a small number of pharmacies that can prepare and dispense compounded prescription medications. Express Scripts … Continue reading

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Join Wellpower in Celebrating National Start Walking Day – April 2, 2014

SMU Wellpower is committed to helping you develop healthy habits and one of the easiest habits to build into your schedule is walking! According to the Heart Association, research has shown that the benefits of walking and getting moderate physical … Continue reading

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Living with arthritis and related conditions…

Are you or a loved one living with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout or fibromyalgia? Visit the Arthritis Foundation for the latest news on medications and research, valuable information about pain relief, exercise routines, and much more.

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Wellpower: What’s Next?

Wellpower’s Fall Reward Period Ends January 31 Wellpower will wrap up it’s Fall Reward Period at the end of the month. Current participants should make sure they have all their January activities logged by January 25, 2014. The Wellpower Team … Continue reading

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CVS & Walgreen Pharmacies Are Out-of-Network Effective January 1, 2014!

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2014, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies will no longer be in the SMU Health & Wellness Plan pharmacy network administered by Express Scripts. If you currently use CVS or Walgreens to fill your prescription medications, … Continue reading

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

Diabetes… if you don’t live with it yourself, then it’s likely you have a family member or friend who does.  This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to … Continue reading

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Apply for the Spring Naturally Slim Class Now!

Interested in losing weight and improving your overall health? Consider applying for our free Naturally Slim class! The online application is open until November 26. The class will meet in person for the kick-off session the first week of February, … Continue reading

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Choosing Healthy Tour of RFoC at Umphrey Lee

Lauren Hickman, RD/LD, is the new dietitian for SMU Dining Services and is currently offering free tours of the dining hall, highlighting healthy options. It is called the “Choosing Healthy Tour.” During this tour, Lauren will go into depth behind … Continue reading

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