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Ergonomics and Total Worker Health ™ at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Recorded: April 2015
Presenter: Denise I. Biron, RN, MS, COHN-s, CHC, LWWW Employee Wellness Program Manager - CGP, Health & Wellness Coach
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According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ergonomics is the scientific study of people at work. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce stress and eliminate injuries and disorders associated with the overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repeated tasks. This is accomplished by designing tasks, work spaces, controls, displays, tools, lighting, and equipment to fit the employee´s physical capabilities and limitations. This presentation will focus on the efforts being made at D-H to assess the ergonomic issues as part of Total Worker Health™. Attendees will learn about the importance of ergonomic assessment in the work place and methods to prevent injuries and disorders from occurring.

Quitting Smoking
Recorded March 2015
Presenter: Errign Siek, LWWW Intern, Plymouth State University Graduate student
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While quitting smoking is not an easy thing to do, there are many strategies you can use to help quit smoking. Join us for an informative presentation about a number of simple steps you can follow to assist in your journey of quitting cigarettes for good.   

Is it a Panic Attack?
Recorded March 2015
Presenter: Juliana Read, Ph.D., Live Well / Work Well Psychologist
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Panic attacks can be very scary. Often times, people do not know what is happening to them during an anxiety attack. Frequently, people can misinterpret symptoms. Different types of triggers exist that can cause panic attacks, some expected” and some “unexpected”. This seminar will explore some of the cues and triggers that can cause this sequence of intense feelings and thoughts and furthermore, explore means with which to deal with anxiety and panic attacks.

Sleeping Better
Recorded March 2015
Presenter: Pamela Tilton, RN, Med, CHES, ACE-CPT, LWWW Health & Wellness Coach
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There are multiple ways to improve your chances of a good night sleep. Join us for a time to discuss these ideas, how to integrate them into your routine and improve your chances of regular restorative sleep.

Healthy Eating on a Budget
Recorded February 2015
Presenter: Heather Wolfe, MPH, RD, LD, LWWW Health & Wellness Coach
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Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive. When budget is tight and food prices are rising, there are smart strategies that can help you decrease cost and maintain or improve the quality of your nutrition. The value equation at work! We'll discuss ways to save you money at the grocery store including how to make a meal plan, savvy food shopping tips, and ways to decrease food waste. Download the Healthy Eating on a Budget Resource List (PDF).

Nutrition in the New Year
Recorded January 2015
Presenter: Heather Wolfe, MPH, RD, LD, LWWW Health & Wellness Coach
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Nutrition & Hydration for the Older Adult
Recorded October 2014
Presenter: Heather Wolfe, MPH, RD, LD, LWWW Health & Wellness Coach
Captured and available via the Aging Resource
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DHMC EAP Recorded Presentations 
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How to Grow Your Vegetables in a Small Garden - in Just 15 Minutes a Day! with Henry Homeyer. "The Gardening Guy" is an American freelance writer, author, garden designer, organic gardening educator, and consultant based in Cornish Flat, New Hampshire.

  • Planting: What to start by seed, what by plants and how to do it.
    Recorded April 2015
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  • Weeding, Watering, Pests and Diseases: How to have success, not a mess.
    Recorded April 2015
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  • Tips on Growing Vegetables from A (Artichokes) to Z (Zucchini).
    Recorded May 2015
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  • Harvesting and preserving the harvest.
    Recorded May 2015
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