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

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June Wellness Spotlight

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Healthy Aging for Older Adults Did you know? Nearly 95% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and almost 80% have two or more, according to the National Council on Aging in 2022. Aging increases the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and dementia. Fortunately, incorporating […]

May Wellness Spotlight

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May is National Women’s Health Month! Did you know that 15.2% of women aged 18+ are in fair or poor health? (per CDC). National Women’s Health Month reminds women that prioritizing your health is incredibly important! This relates to not only physical health, but mental health as well. This Wellness Spotlight will include common health […]

April Wellness Spotlight

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April is National Stress Awareness Month! According the Mayo Clinic, your body is made to react to stress in ways to protect you against threats from predators or other forms of danger. These threats are often rare today.  Instead, you likely are faced with daily demands. For example, you may have a large workload, stress […]

March Wellness Spotlight

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Sleep Awareness Week is March 10-16th! Sleep is an important part of our lives and is something that every single person needs. According to the University of Chicago, sleep is defined as an altered state of consciousness or a condition of the body and mind where the nervous system is less active, the body is […]

February Wellness Spotlight

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February is American Heart Month! February is American Heart Month, which is a time to educate and raise awareness about heart disease! This disease is the leading cause of death in the United States as mentioned by the National Library of Medicine. Luckily, up to 80% of heart disease is preventable, and there are things […]

January Wellness Spotlight

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness within the United States. Over three million Americans, as well as sixty million people worldwide have glaucoma. There are often no symptoms of Glaucoma before it is diagnosed. This Wellness Spotlight includes information on glaucoma risk factors, prevention tips, and […]

December Wellness Spotlight

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 Cold and Flu Season Has Arrived! Influenza, also known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that is caused by many different strains of viruses. The period of time in which the influenza virus is most contagious is referred to as flu season. This period is generally during the colder months of the year. […]

November Wellness Spotlight

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer in the United States, affecting both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, there are over 218,000 people in the United States diagnosed with lung cancer, and 149,000 people […]

October Wellness Spotlight

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Mental Health Awareness Week is October 3-9th! According to the CDC, mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It can affect how we think, feel and act. Mental Wellbeing can impact your overall health and it can change over time. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States. […]

September Wellness Spotlight

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September is Healthy Aging Month! With September being healthy aging month, it is the perfect time to educate yourself on the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults 45 and up. Although, all individuals can benefit from learning the importance of taking care of one’s health, even at an early age. Why is Healthy Aging Month […]