The Nurturing Mothers Breastfeeding Support group will now meet 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the 3rd Presbyterian Church, 617 22nd St. S. Free parking is available and the group is open to all mothers who are interested in breastfeeding. The group is open to women who are UAB staff or employees as well as women in the community. Check out the website at www.nurturingmotherssupport.com/.
Free vision screenings for employees Nov. 11, 13The next screenings will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 and 13 in the Administration Building penthouse and the Women and Infants Center second floor atrium, respectively. No appointment is necessary.Help UAB win the citywide Choose Healthy ChallengeEmployees eligible for My Health Rewards can join the challenge team to compete against other Birmingham-area employers and help UAB win first place. Take #healthyselfies every time you make a healthy choice and purchase items from participating merchants to earn points for your team and chances to win weekly prizes like Yeti Coolers and Apple Watches through Dec. 14. Sign up for MHR online.Check yourself out all summer with Green ScreensMonitor your blood pressure and other indicators to help support and encourage a more healthful lifestyle with free Green Screens 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 7. A list of locations are online.Farm Stand is backThe Farm Stand will be bringing fresh fruits and vegetables and other delicious treats to UAB each week, beginning April 7. This year Boozer Farms will now be operating The Farm Stand 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Check the schedule online.Register for My Health Rewards beginning Jan. 26The no-cost, voluntary program can help you make healthful nutrition choices, incorporate exercise into your life, reduce stress and look and feel your best. But that’s not all: Participants who maintain a healthy status or lower their health risk may save on their 2016 insurance premiums. My Health Rewards is available to most benefit-eligible UAB employees enrolled in an active UAB health plan.
Get help for common medical conditions online for $10If you feel like you're under the weather with the flu or another common condition such as a sinus infection, UAB eMedicine offers its service at a discounted rate of $10 to employees and eligible dependents enrolled in a UAB, UAB Health System or Health Services Foundation health plan.Try one of these five apps for better healthMy Health Rewards, a new UAB Employee Wellness program, will launch in 2015 and help you set goals for improved health. Meanwhile, these five apps that will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle through the holidays.Take a nutrition mini-class on Tuesdays
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The classes, noon-1 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center, will be held for four consecutive Tuesdays and led by a registered dietician. Download a flyer.Employee Wellness to roll out new voluntary program in 2015
My Health Rewards will encourage employees to help build a healthier UAB by providing free screenings, health-risk profiles, access to valuable health-support services and incentives.Walking group preparing for diabetes fundraiser
The MyDiabetesConnect group, which walks at 7:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Railroad Park, is open to anyone.