Posted on 06 March 2014
The University’s award-winning smoking cessation program, “BeSmokeFree,” will begin offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking. Classes are offered in six-week intervals beginning Tuesday, April 15. Quitting smoking can be a long and difficult process. With the aid of group classes, led by certified tobacco treatment specialist Mohammad Asad, smokers can get the support and tools necessary to become tobacco-free. Click here for more information and a class schedule. This benefit is available to UM employees, students, and the community at no charge.
Posted on 06 March 2014
Join Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Terry and Wayne Lobdell Mind Body Wellness Symposium 2014 on Friday, March 14, for an exciting day focused on prevention, healthy living, and survivorship with speakers, demonstrations, food samples, health screenings, the giant inflatable colon, and much more.
The symposium includes an outdoor expo with live music and free massages in the courtyard at Sylvester, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and presentations by two national speakers in the Gordon Auditorium on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14th Street.
Beginning at 10 a.m., Gary Deng, of the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss “Herbal Therapies and Natural Health Products: What They Can and Cannot Do.” Adam Perlman, executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine and associate vice president for health and wellness for the Duke University Health System, will follow with “Integrative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach” at 11 a.m. Seating is limited and those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP in advance by emailing SOSS@med.miami.edu or calling 305-243-1866.
The expo in the Sylvester Courtyard will feature:
- Brazilian Voices live performances at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
- Information tables featuring the American Cancer Society, Integrative Medicine, Social Work, Nutrition, GI and colorectal, colonoscopy scheduling, iCamp, Sylvester Disease Nurses, Arts by the Bedside, Cancer Support Community, and Deliver Lean
- The Giant Inflatable Colon, an interactive walk-through display that, coinciding with Colorectal Awareness Month, teaches about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection, and treatment options for colorectal cancer
- Complimentary 10-minute massages
- Free food samples and other giveaways
- Interactive yoga sessions
For more information, email Michael Gonzalez at Mgonzalez23@med.miami.edu.
Posted on 27 February 2014
UM faculty and staff considering retirement are encouraged to attend “Ready to Retire,” a seminar designed to guide you through the steps of retirement. Our experts will discuss your retirement fund distribution options, health care benefits, and important Medicare deadlines, as well as the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to a healthy and happy retirement.
Medical Campus: Monday, March 10, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, 7th floor Auditorium
RSMAS Campus: Wednesday, March 12, 12 to 1:30 p.m., at the RSMAS Auditorium
Coral Gables Campus: Thursday, March 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Storer Auditorium
For more information, contact a Benefits Expert at www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.
Posted on 23 January 2014
Concordia Behavioral Health (Concordia) and University of Miami Behavioral Health (UMBH) are joining together in a partnership and merger of operations. In this partnership, the goal of both entities is to provide members with a high quality behavioral health benefit program. Effective February 1, 2014, Concordia will manage the behavioral health benefits for UM faculty, staff, and their families. Current benefits, copays, provider networks, and behavioral health services will not be affected by this transition. If you are currently receiving care through a UMBH provider, your relationship with the provider will not change.
To begin receiving care with a behavioral health specialist, or for more information about Concordia, please contact them at 1-800-294-8642 or visit www.concordiabh.com. If you have any questions about the University’s behavioral health benefits, please contact HR-Benefits at www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.
Posted on 16 January 2014
The Well ’Canes Incentives Program is back for 2014. Designed to encourage you to learn about your personal health and motivate you to improve your overall well-being, this wellness program can help you earn up to $300. By completing various wellness activities such as getting an annual physical, completing an online health assessment, and tracking exercise and meals, you can earn points toward your cash incentive. This year, the Walking ’Canes program was added to the list of activities that will earn you points, and participants who registered by Thursday, January 30, can receive 500 points just by completing the program.
The Well ’Canes Incentives Program is offered by HR-Benefits and is open to all faculty and staff enrolled as primary policy holders in the UM/Aetna medical plan. Participants may register for the incentives program at any time. Visit miami.edu/wellcanes to learn more and register today!
Walking ’Canes is offered by the UM Wellness Center at the beginning of each calendar year and is open to all UM faculty and staff. For more information please visit the Walking ’Canes webpage or call 305-284-LIFE (5433).