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December Wellness: Life Balance Month

Human Resources’ Thrive Wellness Program is pleased to highlight Life Balance Month by providing you with tailored resources to aid in your personal and professional development.

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November Wellness: Holiday Stress Month

Human Resources’ Thrive Wellness Program is pleased to highlight Holiday Stress Month by providing you with tailored resources to aid in your personal and professional development.

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Nutrition Basics and Myths

November 16, 2021 | 12 PM | The class, hosted by Kaiser Permanete's Dr. Hashmi, will review nutrition basics and provide insight on the importance of a balanced diet and exercise. Nutrition is instrumental in preventing, maintaining, and even reversing aspects of long-term chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease. In addition, the class will discuss several nutrition myths, including fad diets and exercise regimens. Dr. Hashmi will also be available to field questions that Pepperdine employees may ask.

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Your Health and Holiday Stress: A Survival Guide

December 2, 2021 | 10 AM | During the bustle of the holiday season, there are stressors that may not be recognized as affecting health and overall well-being, stressors that can lead to or exacerbate serious health problems. Stress can affect nearly every system of the body and everyone feels and reacts differently. UCLA Health Cardiologist, Dr. John Hollowed, will discuss the science of stress on your body, and the many ways to lower your stress, especially during the holidays.

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What Is Osteopathic Medicine?

November 12, 2021 | 11 AM - 12PM | Osteopathic medicine is the fastest-growing medical field in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Health Professions. Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine are trained to look at the whole person from their first days of medical school, which means they see each person as more than just a collection of organ systems and body parts that may become injured or diseased. Today, more than 25 percent of medical students in the United States are training to be osteopathic physicians. Learn more about this fascinating field of primary care medicine from Malibu-based UCLA Health primary care physician Rose Milanes-Kopp, DO.

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Strategies to Manage Stress and Uncertainty

December 8, 2021 | 12 - 1 PM | Modern life today means living in challenging times which makes it more critical than ever to learn to cope with uncertainty, unpredictability and stress. Trying to make decisions about how to move forward can be overwhelming when it is unknown what tomorrow will bring, let alone next week or next month. Finding techniques that help you relieve stress and make decisions you feel comfortable with is critical to managing these feelings now and into the future.

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Finding the Right Balance Between Work and Life

In this brief webinar, we will discuss both daily tips and long-term strategies to find the work/life balance that works for you and minimize stress in the process.

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Sleep and Wellness

In this informative session, Joshua Roland, MD, a Sleep Medicine specialist at UCLA Health, will explain the basic information on the importance of sleep to the body, followed by a brief and general classification of the most common sleep disorders. Dr. Roland will also describe what can be done to achieve healthy sleep and how to improve sleep with respect to overall wellness.

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Understanding Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide. Injuries can affect many different parts of the body leading to pain and a reduced level of functioning. UCLA Health’s Dr. Sabrina Sawlani discusses the most common types of musculoskeletal disorders and what can be done to prevent and treat.

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Diabetes Prevention, Diagnosis & Management

Learn how to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes. Diagnosis, lifestyle , medication management and avoiding the complications of diabetes will be discussed by UCLA Health endocrinologist Dr. Susan Ahern.