The month of March was declared ‘March to Health Month’, but who says it should stop there?
Every month brings us the opportunity to create a healthier lifestyle, as rumor has it it takes 21 days to develop (or get rid of) a habit.
Here are some ways you can march to health THIS month:
- Know your surroundings
- Determine what bugs are going around, get vaccinated, wash your hands, clean your work areas, get help if things don’t seem right.
- Here is a link to our MSUM Hendrix Clinic and their resources:
- The weather is finally turning nice, go outside! Visit our MSUM Wellness Center, get involved in the events we have going on around campus or in your area.
- Here is a link to our MSUM Wellness Center with their hours, as well as their resources such as personal trainers or dietitians:
- There are also many fun group exercise classes, click the following link for those:
- Eat Right!!
- Back to basics! Eat your fruits and veggies, be sure to drink lots of water.
- Our MSUM Wellness Center has free consultations for MSUM students from our dietitian to create a diet that is best for you.
- Resources that can help you develop a better eating plan:
- Finally, get about 8 hours of sleep everyday. This may sound impossible, but it’s important! Anything over and anything under can lead to health problems.
- Studies show that creating a bedtime routine and sticking to it can help your body go to sleep quicker and with less difficulties.
- Resources that can help you develop a better sleeping plan:
Start your march to health today! Everyday is a chance to become a healthier you!
Some Fall classes that are available from SNHL:
- Family Health Nursing
- Nursing Care of Diverse Populations
- Public Health Nursing
- Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- Gerontological Nursing to Promote Successful Aging
- Applied Pathophysiology
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Professional Pathways
- Introduction to Research, Data Analysis, and Informatics
- Health Care Delivery Systems, Policy, Financing and Leadership
- Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II
- Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum I
- NAOSL Practicum II
- Thesis/Project Seminar 1
- Topics: Early 643P
- Thesis/Project Seminar 2
- Project/Action Research (Plan B)
- Thesis (Plan A)
- Health Informatics
- Global Health Issues
- Health Services Management
- Healthcare Policy & Payment
- Internship Seminar
The American Red Cross is a worldwide organization that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war. They are not founded by the government and rely on donations of time, money, and blood to keep the organization going. In the U.S around 4 million people give blood to the Red Cross, which makes organization the largest supplier of blood and products in the country.
Over the years, the Red Cross has expanded their services. These services include:
- Disaster Services
- Blood Services
- Communications Between Military Members and Family
- Health and Safety Safety Services
- International Services
- Volunteer Services
- Youth Services
To learn more about the services that Red Cross provides, visit; http://www.whathealth.com/organizations/a/americanredcross-us.html
Registration for summer and fall courses begin March 23rd
Make sure you meet with your advisor to figure out what classes you need to take and to get your access code!
SNHL classes are available: COMH, HSAD, NURS, MHA
To start looking at what classes to take:
- Go to your eservices
- Click Courses & Registration
- Search for a course
- Change semester to Summer 2015
- Change subject to Nursing
All classes provided this summer will be listed
March 15th through the 21st is National Poison Prevention Week. The National Poison Prevention Council has taken the time to plan a variety of events throughout the week. These events are designed to educate the public on how to handle a case of accidental poisoning and provide tips on a variety of ways to prevent poisoning. There are many simple steps that can be taken to prevent accidental poisoning. Some of the easiest are to avoid mixing household cleaning products, keep dangerous items somewhere not easily accessible, label potentially harmful items, and to educate family and friends about the dangers of poisonous products. Programing the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) into your phone, or keeping the number around the house can also be very helpful. In the event that you or someone you know comes into contact with a poisonous product immediately contact the Poison Help Line (1-800-222-1222) or call 911 and be prepared to share what the product was, how the person came into contact with the product (Ex. skin contact, ingestion, inhalation, etc.), how long ago contact took place, and your exact location. To learn more about poison prevention and to access a list of Poison Prevention Week events visit poisonprevention.org.
March 10th, 2015 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
Did you Know:
- About 217,000 women, 80% who are childbearing ages 15-44 are HIV positive
- In 2010, people 55 and older accounted for 20% of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S.
- All women and girls older than 15 should be tested at least once to find out your HIV status
What can you do to raise awareness on March 10th?
- Use resources to talk about HIV/AIDS in your community
- Learn about past and present NWGHAAD partners and supporters
- Read personal stories to help reduce stigma of HIV/AIDS
NWGHAAD is an annual, nationwide observance that sheds some light on the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10th, federal, national, and community organizations come together to offer support and hope, reduce stigma, share information, and empower girls and women to learn the importance of the care, prevention, and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
To learn more about NWGHAAD and how you can help, visit: http://womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/index.html