The Mission of the RU Healthy Wellness Program is to create a culture of wellness at Rutgers by encouraging employees to incorporate
preventive medicine, regular physical activity, and healthy living into their daily routine.
Preventive Medicine/General Health & Wellness
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends
the following periodic health screening examinations and tests for men
and women to help prevent or detect heart disease, cancer, diabetes
and other serious illnesses. The recommendations are developed by an
expert panel of primary care physicians (internists, family
practitioners, obstetricians and gynecologists, and pediatricians),
based on research that has shown these interventions improve patient
outcomes and are cost-effective. Given these recommendations are
supported by the Federal Government, these tests are typically covered
by most state and private health insurance plans.
Recommended Preventive Medicine
Screening Tests by age:
Screening Tests for Women
(PDF), Screening Tests for Men
Stress is subjective and is defined in different ways by different individuals. In general, stress is a physical and emotional reaction that everyone experiences as we encounter changes in life. These reactions can have positive or negative effects.
- Tips on surviving spring allergy season
Visit your medical provider.
Talk to your medical provider about starting your allergy
the pollens and molds get underway.
- Keep windows and doors shut at home. Your screens will not keep out those tiny
pollens and molds
that may find their way to your eyes and nose even while inside
the house. Consider
running the air conditioner earlier in the year if it gets stuffy.
Keep the car windows up.
When in your car, keep your windows up. If
you can adjust your
vent to re-circulate inter-compartment air, do it!
Time outdoor activities properly.
Try to avoid outdoor activities in the
early and mid- morning
hours. Pollen counts tend to be higher in the morning.
Take your antihistamines.
If yard work is unavoidable, take your
antihistamine at least two
hours before going out if it is a once or twice daily pill.
Consider wearing a dust mask and glasses
while working. Remove
your clothing and take a shower immediately after going back in
Know your allergens.
If you have some allergy symptoms during
winter months you are probably allergic to dust mite, pets or mold spores. Indoor
environmental controls may help
you during the
outdoor allergy seasons by reducing your response to these indoor
triggers over night. Sometimes indoor triggers are more of a problem when the outdoor
allergens pick up (a process
Wash out your nose.
Keep some nasal saline around to rinse out
your nasal passages two or
three times a day when allergy symptoms are more active.
Many people have discovered that
sinus drainage and congestion is greatly reduced by once or
twice daily nasal rinses with saline.
For more tips
on managing allergies, please see link below.
American Academy of
Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Winter-Cold Safety Tips from
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website .
Last updated 1/7/14
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