Health and Lifestyle

Free 2-D and 3-D Mammograms Offered During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Well ’Canes is offering free mammogram screenings to UM faculty and staff. During the month of October, female faculty and staff members over the age of 35 who are enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan are eligible to receive a free 2-D and, if they wish, a 3-D mammogram screening at the UM/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. By adding a 3-D mammogram to the routine 2-D mammogram, cancer detection may increase by 27 percent. Learn more here.

Screening appointments will be available every Wednesday at the center’s Miami location and on Thursday, October 16, at its Deerfield location. For additional details and to learn how you can schedule an appointment, please click here.

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Weight Watchers at Work September Session

A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session will begin on Wednesday, September 24, at 11:30 a.m., and continue for 11 weeks at the same time in the Miller School of Medicine Clinical Research Building, room 951.

As part of Well ’Canes, this taxable employee benefit provides first-time attendees with 100 percent reimbursement for complete attendance and continuing participants with 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. The cost is $165 for new members and $155 for continuing and lifetime members.

The cornerstone of the Weight Watchers program is nutrition, coupled with exercise advice and a very effective behavior modification program, which leads to new eating management skills, safe weight loss, and the ultimate goal of maintenance. For more information, click here or email sheri.lee@miami.edu.


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Free Meditation at the Herbert Wellness Center

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (September 10, 2014)—In a partnership with Sri Chinmoy Centres International, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering free meditation sessions throughout the semester, beginning Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Enrichment Suite on the second floor.  

Other sessions are scheduled at the same time and place on:

  • Monday, October 20
  • Thursday, November 13
  • Tuesday, December 9

Although the sessions are free and open to the public (Herbert Wellness Center membership is not required), registration is required to reserve a space. Comfortable clothing is recommended, but no special equipment or supplies are needed.

For more information or to register, call 305-284-5433 or visit www.miami.edu/wellness.




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Overcoming Worry

This lunchtime seminar is offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) for those interested in learning to diminish or eliminate chronic worry from their lives. Are you often plagued with “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios? Do you often experience the sensation of doom, dread, or panic? If you do, you may be one of 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety. Chronic worry can be debilitating, leaving sufferers feeling worn out and hopeless. This seminar will focus on utilizing practical, effective techniques such as breathing, self-talk, mindfulness, and muscle relaxation to relieve anxiety. The discussion will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, September 16, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd-floor training room

Miller Medical School campus: Wednesday, September 17, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, September 18, 12-1 p.m., Library, Rare Book Room

To register, go to http://ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604.


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CANCELED Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Marine Campus


Strengthen your body and relax your mind with a 45-minute yoga session on the beach on Wednesday, September 3, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campus. Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays, which are free sessions sponsored by University of Miami Human Resources and the Wellness Centers, are offered exclusively for UM faculty, staff, and students.

For more information on this or other benefits, contact HR-Benefits by calling 305-284-3004 or completing the online inquiry form.


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