Newsletter -  September 2011


knowledge stop

TUWellness invites you attend the Knowledge Stop Seminar for September


 Stay Fit While You Sit


Downtown (Tidewater 105) on Thursday, September 8

Uptown (LBC 203) on Thursday, September 15

TNPRC (Auditorium) on Thursday, September 22


All sessions are from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Seminar Summary:

Americans spend millions of hours a year sitting on the job.  This lecture will educate the audience about how to best prevent problems like neck pain, back pain and wrist problems by showing them how to sit properly without twisting or slouching.  It will also give them exercises that they can do during their breaks that will increase performance and productivity.



Dr. Benjamin Dichiara D.C.  is a Graduate of Texas Chiropractic College and Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. Dr. Dichiara has professional certifications in Active Release Technique, Graston Technique, Physical Therapy, and he is a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor. 


Dr. Nelson "Chip" Curtis, D.C. is an Honor Graduate of Life University in Atlanta Georgia as a Doctor of Chiropractic. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. He was a personal trainer for twelve years and specializes in sports injuries. Dr. Curtis was a scholarship athlete through college and played Rugby for the U.S. National Rugby Team.


The seminar is open to all, but a RSVP is requested

To RSVP click here 


By attending 7 of the 10 scheduled monthly seminars or webinars you will receive $25 at the end of the year as part of the Streetcar to Better Health campaign!


October Knowledge Stop: "Healthy Relationships":

October 12, 18 and 27

Another great event by Workforce Management Organization and TUWellness!



Free Biometric Health Screenings


The University is offering a special incentive to save up to 20% off 2012 medical plan premiums for those benefits eligible employees who complete a free and confidential biometric screenings and health assessment at a campus near you. 


Early detection is the key to managing many illnesses and diseases.  Biometric screenings are short physical assessments that track a small number of significant indicators of a person's overall health. 


During the months of September, October and November health care professionals will be on campus to perform these confidential screenings. 


Click here to view dates, times and locations of screening.

Click here to schedule your screening in CIGNA's on line reservation system.


For questions feel free to call 247-1700 or visit Workforce Management's website at:


Flu Shot Clinics


Flu Season will be here soon!  By getting a flu vaccine you can protect yourself from influenza and may also avoid spreading influenza to others in your family, community and workplace.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that all persons age 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine.


Student Health will be providing flu vaccine clinics during the following dates and time:


Downtown in the Downtown Student Health Center in Elk's Place 2nd Floor

Every Thursday starting September 15th from 9:00am- 11:00am


Uptown in the LBC Pederson Lounge from 10:00am-3:00pm

Friday, September 23

Thursday, October 6

Wednesday, October 26

Thursday, November 17


The cost is $20 and cash, credit card or check will be accepted.  The clinics are available for all Tulane faculty and staff.  Registration is not required.


The Tulane National Primate Research Center will be offering flu vaccines to TNPRC faculty and staff only on:  

Wednesday, October 12 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday, October 13 from 9:00am-10:00am 

Contact Lori Simpson-Winborn for more information on TNPRC flu vaccines.


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