Health & Wellness Library

 

The health and wellness library is designed to give you information to stay educated about your health. Whether you’re looking for articles, tools, podcasts or simple health care term definitions, the library is your source for accurate information you can trust to help you stay fit and enhance your quality of life.

 

 

 

 

  • Monthly Topics/Articles
    Every month we will post information focused on a single health & wellness topic for you to read.
  • Preventing the Flu:  The CDC states: “The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.” Other than vaccination, CDC recommendations for preventing the flu include:
    • Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
    • Cover your mouth and your nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
    • Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. There are hand sanitizer stations across the University.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.  Clean frequently touched surfaces in your work area with wipes or another antibacterial cleaner, especially when someone is ill.
       
  • CIGNA's Wellness and Medical Topics A-Z
    Find information on a wide range of health and medical topics in CIGNA's extensive library.
     
  • Medication Information Index A-Z
    If you need information on medications and supplements, you can find it in CIGNA's comprehensive library.
     
  • Medical Tests
    Get information on many medical tests in CIGNA's itemized library.
     
  • Health and Well-being Tools
    Access the tools you need to manage and improve your health, from quitting smoking to reducing stress.
     
  • CIGNA's Podcasts:  Audio Information for Your Health
    From caring for children's oral health, to saving money on health care costs, to getting through economic hardships, Cigna's podcasts cover hundreds of topics—all to help you learn more and feel better. Be sure to check back regularly for new topics!
     
  • Behavioral Awareness Series
    Sign up for free seminars on Autism, Eating Disorders, or Drug and Alcohol Abuse. There are dozens of topics to choose from and you’ll get tips, tools and advice you’ll find truly helpful. Each hour-long seminar is led by an expert. You can listen from the comfort and privacy of your own home. It’s your chance to get information that can be helpful for you or someone you love.