November is Diabetes Awareness Month

By Emily on October 31, 2017 in Wellness

November’s Health Observance is Diabetes Awareness. Looking for educational information related to diabetes? If so, check out the following UnitedHealthcare resources: Diabetes Educational Portal About Diabetes Slideshow: Everyday Ways to Help Lower Diabetes Risk Your Diabetes Toolkit

Healthy Reminders for Busy Women

By Emily on October 5, 2017 in Wellness

For many women, juggling work, home life, and family leaves little time for them to take care of themselves. But taking the time to know what cancer screening tests are right for you could help save your life. The American Cancer Society® encourages you to talk with your health care provider abou...

Combating Cholesterol: Fight it With Food

By Emily on September 1, 2017 in Wellness

Adding certain foods to your diet may actually help to lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk for heart disease. You know the rules. Eat less red meat, cheese and butter. Limit fried foods. Avoid trans fats. With so many things to cut out, what’s left to eat? While heart-healthy eati...

National Healthy Lunch Day

By Nicole on August 11, 2017 in Wellness

Most of us are uncertain about what’s best to eat, what’s healthful and what’s not. Often our food choices are full of calories, yet lack the vitamins and minerals that we need for energy and to feel our best. Our wellness goal is to promote good nutrition as part of a healthy l...

Resources to Reduce Stress

By Amanda on June 26, 2017 in Wellness

Resources for to Reduce Stress Brown Bag Sessions  Washington University Wellness Connection is proud to partner with UHC On-Site Nurse Advocate Teresa Fisher and Masterpeace Studios Executive Director Meg Krejci for a lunchtime session on stress management. You’re invited to learn about resource...

Wellness Road Show

By Amanda on June 20, 2017 in Wellness

Benefits-eligible Washington University employees are invited to visit with the Washington University Wellness Connection team and learn about resources to support your personal well-being goals. On-site Nurse Advocate Teresa Fisher will be available to provide blood pressure screenings and discu...

6 Tips for Dining Out

By Emily on May 31, 2017 in Wellness

6 Tips for Dining Out By Jennifer DiBiasi, WebMD Health Coach So you’ve been eating well, paying attention to nutrition and portions and maybe even tracking intake on a fancy app. Then, after a long week, a much-needed get together lands you in a restaurant where you’re faced with a menu full of ...

Motivation Tips from WebMD Health Coaches

By Emily on April 27, 2017 in Wellness

Motivation: The Key to Unlimited Potential Lighting the fire to actively create positive changes. By Matt Ferguson, WebMD Health Services Most people readily acknowledge that motivation is the desire to do something but is it really that simple? While motivation can start with a mere thought or v...

Join the challenge to move!

By Emily on March 10, 2017 in Wellness

The Spring 2017 WashU Moves Challenge starts March 15th and all benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to join. The challenge is to accumulate 10,000 steps each day for 100 days through a variety of activities, including walking, running, rolling, biking, swimming, and many other fun ways to ...

Have you met your on-campus Nurse Advocate?

By Emily on February 22, 2017 in Wellness

Washington University employees looking to address chronic and emerging health concerns can meet with Teresa Fisher, a UnitedHealthcare registered nurse and our dedicated Nurse Advocate. Teresa has a broad range of experience in disease management and health coaching. She is located on campus and...