Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Got Drugs? National Take-Back Day on April 27, 2013

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1 in 9 teens have abused prescription drugs. Often these medications are found in the home. Parents and adults can do their part to rid their homes of dangerous prescription drugs by … Continue reading

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How Soon is Now? Talking to Kids about Alcohol!

The road to adulthood can be paved with more than one uncomfortable conversation. But don’t wait too long to bring up the subject of alcohol with your children. Even some children in elementary school are making decisions about whether to … Continue reading

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Magellan’s EAP Program Communications Update on the West, TX Explosion

West, TX Explosion Recovering from a disaster can be physically and mentally draining. When a fire or explosion occurs such as the one in West, TX, lives are suddenly turned around. One of the hardest things about a community tragedy … Continue reading

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Compass Health Pro: Avoid Unnecessary Charges on Your Surgery…Know Your Costs Upfront!

Jeremy Garrett, your Compass Health Pro, is always here to help you make the most of your healthcare dollars. One of the areas where people spend the most money is on surgery. There can be so many more costs than expected. … Continue reading

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Catch Your Zzzs for Free

Three out of five Americans have trouble sleeping. In the search for a cure, we spend up to $24 billion a year on products such as sleeping pills, pricey pillows, expensive mattresses, white noise machines, aroma therapy potions, and more. … Continue reading

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Join Us for National Walking Day on April 3, 2013

These days, adults are spending more time sitting than ever before, whether it’s on the job or in front of a screen at home. This is a problem when you consider the fact that physical inactivity doubles the risk of heart … Continue reading

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UT Southwestern Mammography Unit on East Campus April 5 and June 10, 2013

When: April 5, 2013 or June 10, 2013 Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Where: East Campus All University Parking Lot (Just east of Expressway Tower) Pre-register by calling 214-645-2560 or Toll Free 1-866-277-0710 MAMMOGRAPHY BENEFIT COVERAGE FOR SMU STAFF/FACULTY … Continue reading

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SMU’s EAP Program Offers Tips for Healthy Lifestyles

Jumpstart your health! Keeping priorities on target and juggling life’s demands can be exhausting. But what is most important is taking care of your health and your family’s health. It only takes a few minutes a day to practice healthy … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Reduce Your Healthcare Expenses?

In 2012, SMU partnered with Compass Professional Health Services to provide a service that enables you to identify high-quality doctors, hospitals, imaging centers, etc., and make choices that can significantly reduce your expenses.  Your Compass Health Pro is also available … Continue reading

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