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Cancer Prevention: A Lifestyle Approach

March 30, 2022 | 2 PM | Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death in the US, after heart disease. A total of 1.9 million new cancer cases and 609,360 deaths from cancer are expected to occur in the US in 2022, which is about 1,670 deaths a day. Can a focus on cancer prevention practices reduce your risk? Dr. Nimit Sudan, specialist in hematology and medical oncology from UCLA Health, will discuss lifestyle approaches to cancer prevention, including early detection, quality nutrition, stress management and exercise to optimize health and longevity.

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Heart Health, Stress & Burnout - Managing Stress in 2022

February 23, 2022 | 12 PM As we approach year three of the pandemic, stress levels are as high as they have ever been for so many. UCLA Health cardiologist Dr. Megha Agarwal provides important heart health information including the effect of stress on your heart and many helpful tips to manage stress and burnout

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February Wellness: Heart Health Month

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

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UCLA Health Navigation Line

We are proud to offer Employer Solutions by UCLA Health — an exclusive service for you, the members of your family, and for all Pepperdine University employees. Employer Solutions provides support and access to our more than 200 primary and specialty care practices throughout Greater Los Angeles, as well as access to dedicated patient navigators who are familiar with your organization’s needs.

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January Wellness: Productivity & Creativity Month

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

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Kaiser Permanente 2022 Updates

Take advantage of Kaiser Permanente’s resources to end this year strong and to get to know your Kaiser Permanente benefits and what's new as of late. Take some time to review the new content you can access in 2022 featuring new tools, resources, and information that will help you to understand what Kaiser Permanente has to offer.

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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.