Optum Wellness Specialist Sandy Wilson will discuss the risks associated with lack of sleep, common sleep “stealers,” and tips to sleep better. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a free sound machine. The event is on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, and sponsored by UC Living Well, Optum, and the Lab’s Health Services.
Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs have been deployed in different buildings around the Lab, housed in white wall-mounted cases often near entrances. A short video has been created to showi how to use an AED. Training is not required to use an AED, but advanced understanding can be helpful. Watch the video here.
Starting on Sept. 23, the vaccines will be given at Health Services (Building 26) on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. while supplies last. There will be no clinics on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and Oct. 16. Contact Health Services (x6266) for more information.
The workshop — sponsored by UC Berkeley’s CARE Services — will focus on strategies to help create more self-awareness and use that knowledge to set goals, mitigate stress, and improve relationships. The event takes place Tuesday, March 3, in Building 90-1099. More>
It was recently reported that someone with measles rode BART during the morning and evening commute on Feb. 4. Employees who have not been vaccinated, or are concerned they have been exposed, can contact Health Services (x6266). More>
The Lab’s Health Services Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic offers its full range of services during these hours. In February, health services staff will periodically be available during lunch at the cafeteria to answer questions and provide information.
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads through coughing and sneezing. Measles typically starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat – followed by a rash. Health Services (x6266) can provide a medical consultation for anyone that is concerned. More>
The fire started when a lit cigarette was thrown into a coffee can used to collect butts — ironically situated under a “No Smoking” sign — on the balcony of a Lab building. Building occupants quickly extinguished the small blaze, and the Fire Department responded, but the incident serves as a reminder that smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
This year, one of the 3 strains targeted by the vaccine has mutated causing the vaccine to be less effective at preventing disease. The vaccine still protects recipients from the other two strains of influenza circulating this year. Take these measures to increase protection.
There’s a new medical director, Pete Estacio, a new physician’s assistant, Frederick Curtis, a new medical assistant, Kaitlyn Cox, the rollout of 50 automated external defibrillators, and extended hours for Health Services. More>