Prevention, preparedness take priority during Health and Wellness Day

Stock art: 'Healthy Life, Next Exit'Programs, providers and preparedness – as well as a dose of prevention – will be features of SMU’s 2009 Health and Wellness Day Oct. 22. Faculty and staff members can visit with vendors, learn more about Access.SMU Open Enrollment, get a seasonal flu shot and more during the benefits fair, scheduled for 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center’s lower level.

Keynote speaker Marsha Upsom, founder of the Naturally Slim Healthy Weight Loss Program, will discuss “Simple Steps for Losing Weight, Gaining Health and Reducing the Sugar in Your Diet.” Other information sessions will include:

  • A comprehensive look at choosing a medical plan with Director of Total Compensation and Associate Director of Human Resources Sheri Starkey
  • An introduction to SMU’s new vision care provider, Vision Services Program (VSP)
  • A panel discussion on flu preparedness

In addition, Bayer Health Care, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Consulting Dermatologic Specialists will offer information and free health screenings for the following:

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar testing
  • Body fat testing
  • Body mass index
  • Breast cancer information
  • Diabetes information
  • Skin cancer screenings

Find more about 2009 Health and Wellness Day at the Human Resources website