Health Promotion Series — Spring 2018

Events

The goal of the Health Promotion program is to provide quality health education to the employees of Boston University, to introduce them to the medical and wellness services available on both campuses, and to promote healthy behaviors. The events are conducted during lunchtime on the Charles River or Medical campuses, and light lunch is provided. Join us for a Health Promotion series and learn about topics that are relevant to you and your family from experts in the field. Those unable to attend in person are invited to join via webinars. Registration is required.

Are Probiotics for Me?

Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street entrance)

What are the links between our gut microbiomes and our health? What are probiotics and are there any benefits to taking them? Are probiotics safe? What are the differences between probiotics and fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, and kombucha? Learn the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about probiotics and the microbiome.

Presenter: Elizabeth Sauter, RDN, LDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, BU Sargent Choice Nutrition Center

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Concussion Management at Boston University

Date: Thursday, March 1st, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

In this talk we will define what a concussion is and through various clinical  examples discuss available resources in and around Boston University to best manage symptoms and return to work and sport.

Presenter: Lisa Brown, DPT, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training

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Arthritis

Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

This lecture will provide an overview and comparison of osteoarthritis vs rheumatoid arthritis, their diagnosis, treatment options (pharmacological and non-pharmacological), and prevention.

Presenter: Youmna Lahoud, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Rheumatology Boston Medical Center

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How to Start an Exercise Program and Stay With It

Date: Thursday, March 22nd, 12pm-1pm

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

In the beginning of the year, many of us make a resolution to exercise more. With proper instruction and motivation, improving your fitness level is achievable. Join us for this informative lecture on how to start an exercise program and stay with it! Whether you are new to fitness and do not know where to start or an advanced fitness fanatic that has hit a plateau, this presentation will illustrate safe, effective, and balance exercise programs.

Presenter: Rick DiScipio, PERD—FitRec

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Getting the Sleep You Need

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 12pm-1pm

Location: Medical Campus Instructional Building, School of Medicine, INS 212 (72 East Concord Street, second floor)

Getting the sleep that you need has become increasingly important. The growing demands on our time and the need to function at peak levels in the workplace certainly bring the problem to the front of our minds. There is also a growing  knowledge about the health implications of poor sleep. This talk will briefly review the importance of sleep and how to determine your individual need. Basic principles of sleep will be presented and strategies for getting a good night’s sleep will be discussed.. Indications for seeking additional medical assistance will also be reviewed.

Presenter: Sanford Auerbach, MD, Associate Professor, Neurology and Psychiatry, Director, Sleep Disorders Center, Boston Medical Center

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Diabetes Foot Care

Date: Tuesday, April 3rd

Location: BU Occupational Health Center, 930 Commonwealth Avenue, 1st floor (Pleasant Street Entrance)

This lecture will provide answers to the following questions:

  • What is Diabetes
  • What happens to the body with diabetes
  • Why is foot care important in diabetes
  • How to treat diabetic foot ulcers

Presenter: Dr. Wei Tseng, Attending-Instructor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Podiatry, Boston Medical Center

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Obesity is a Disease: The Why and How

Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 12pm-1pm

Location: Medical Campus Instructional Building, School of Medicine, INS 212 (72 East Concord Street, second floor)

The objectives of this talk are:

  • To understand why obesity is a disease
  • To understand the pathophysiology of obesity
  • To understand what treatment can achieve and how weight management can be achieved long term

Presenter: Dr. Caroline Apovian, Director, Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

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Quick Links


Employees injured at work should immediately receive any necessary medical care:
If Injured at Work – Charles River Campus

How to respond to an on-the-job injury and how to ease back into work through the Transitional Work Program
Transitional Work Program Brochure

Supervisors should complete an Accident Report & Analysis Form if injury occurs:
Accident Report and Analysis Form

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Tuberculosis Policy Guidelines