Work Well

Work Well advocates for a culture of wellness for UND faculty and staff through innovative engagement opportunities.

February Wellness Spotlight

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Listen To Your Heart According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. In February’s wellness spotlight, we discuss heart health statistics, types of heart disease, causes, and symptoms, and risk […]

January Wellness Spotlight

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month According to the American Cancer Society, in 2022 there were 43,800 new cases of thyroid cancer (11,860 in men and 31,940 in women). Thyroid cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid is responsible for making hormones that help regulate metabolism, heart rate, blood […]

December Wellness Spotlight

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Winter Vehicle Safety As we all know, winters in North Dakota are no joke. Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. In December’s Wellness Spotlight, we discuss winter driving, winter car care tips, what to include in a winter survival kit, and what to do if you […]

November Wellness Spotlight

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month! Did you know that the year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary if the discovery of insulin? Before the discovery of insulin, people with diabetes did not live long lives. Since then, we have come a long way in reducing the burden diabetes has on people’s daily lives. But the fight […]

October Wellness Spotlight

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Think Pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer is the most common cancer among American women. About 1 in 8 women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. Breast Cancer does not only affect women, as every 1 in 883 men can be affected in their lifetime. […]

September Wellness Spotlight

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Are You Connected? Wellness is the process of making healthier, more spontaneous choices for a more balanced and purposeful life. It is an ongoing process for most but is important for all of us to be on our own journey to wellness. The 7 Dimensions of Wellness are meant to help balance all aspects of […]

August Wellness Spotlight

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Returning to Campus Breaks (be they for the winter holidays, in the spring, or during the summer) provide a much-needed opportunity to recover and catch your breath, but they also represent a major disruption to your routine. If properly utilized, long breaks can be an excellent chance to re-focus, but you will need to be […]

July Wellness Spotlight

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Healthy Skin Is In! The sun has powerful effects on one’s skin; most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of this exposure comes from the sun, but some can come from man-made sources, such as indoor tanning beds and sun lamps. People who are exposed to more UV […]

June Wellness Spotlight

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Grilling into Food Safety! As the summertime heat and sunshine brings people out of their houses and into their backyards, parks, and camping sites, it’s important to remember that the summertime heat can bring an increase in the risk for foodborne illnesses and grilling accidents. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you safe […]