Health and Lifestyle

Attend a Mindful Living Seminar Next Week

This lunchtime seminar is offered on a monthly basis to explore the basic tenets of mindfulness, review the significance of mindful living, and guide participants through a mindfulness practice. Being mindful increases engagement with the present moment and allows for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact our health and the quality of our lives.  This month’s seminar will focus on a loving-kindness practice. This meditation cultivates love, compassion, and empathy. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. This seminar will be facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance program  consultant. FSAP Health and Wellness seminars are offered as part of the University of Miami’s Well ’Canes Program.

Miller Medical School campus:  Tuesday, April 22, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

Coral Gables campus:  Wednesday, April 23, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd Floor Training Room

RSMAS campus:  Thursday, April 24, 12-1 p.m., Library, Media Room


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Virtual Doctor Visits Available to UM Aetna Members

Need to see a UHealth dermatologist or nutritionist but prefer to stay on the Coral Gables campus? Consider a Telemed appointment. You’ll be able to connect with your UHealth provider from the Daystar building in Coral Gables. Appointments are available for dermatology on most Mondays and for nutrition most Fridays. Schedule your Telemed appointment today at 305-243-6704 to see a dermatologist or 305-243-6831 to see a nutritionist.

To learn more about this benefit, contact your HR Benefits representative at 305-284-3004 or complete the Ask a Benefits Expert online form.


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Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green

Bring your yoga mat and participate in 45 minutes of stretching and relaxation on the Coral Gables campus’s Foote University Green on Wednesday, April 9, from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays, which are free sessions sponsored by UM Human Resources and the Wellness Centers, are offered exclusively for faculty, staff, and students. If you have any questions, contact HR-Benefits by calling 305-284-3004 or completing the online inquiry form at www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.

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Second Annual Week of Well-Being Kicks Off Today

The second annual Week of Well-Being, presented by Fidelity Investments, kicks off today, Monday, April 7, with an engaging lecture on urban farming by UM alumnus Will Allen at 10 a.m. at the Miller School of Medicine Schoninger Research Quadrangle and at 3 p.m. at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. Other events you won’t want to miss today and during the week include a conversation focused on inspiring women to take charge of their financial wellness with University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala and Kathy Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investing; an insightful presentation on clearing the clutter and getting organized by UM alumna Meryl Starr; and interactive exercise sessions led by UM alumna, fitness enthusiast, and author Nicole Chaplin. For a complete schedule, satellite location activities, and a link to watch live streaming events, visit miami.edu/wellcanes.



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Time for Your Annual Physical, or a Shingles Shot? Get Them Free at the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic

The Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses provide convenient, walk-in medical services from UHealth for common illnesses for just $10 a visit. Both clinics also offer free annual physicals and immunizations for shingles, pneumonia, and the flu. Visit the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics website for more information, locations, and hours of operation.

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