Health Services will not be accepting any non-urgent drop-in visitors after noon today. Staff will be available for any emergency or urgent needs. The clinic’s regular schedule of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. resumes tomorrow.
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With the holidays behind us, now is a good time to start focusing on diet, exercise, and ridding yourself of unhealthy habits. University of California President Mark Yudof pledged for all UC campuses to become smoke/tobacco free by the end of this year and Berkeley Lab is joining this effort. Offering a smoke/tobacco-free environment will contribute positively to the health and wellbeing of the entire Lab community. Currently a task force is developing policies for all Lab locations. A host of resources will be available for those looking to quit and a Lab-wide campaign will commence shortly.
If taking better care of your body is among your New Year’s resolutions, consider attending classes sponsored by the Lab’s Yoga Club, which has offered training on the Hill for over 15 years. Classes take place in Building 70-191 on Monday and Friday from noon to 1:15 p.m., and Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. All equipment, including mats, blocks, and straps, are provided. Cost is $15 per class, or $60 for a series of five, paid to one of the three instructors who lead classes. The classes are listed on the Lab events calendar, so go there to add them to your calendar. For more information, contact club president Rick Diamond (x4459).
The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator wants to remind employees that November is “American Diabetes Month.” Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. More>
The groundbreaking event for the Solar Energy Research Center on Friday will necessitate the temporary closure of both the Y and Z parking lots for invited, off-site attendees. Also on Friday, the Runaround and Bikearound will impact parking and traffic, including the freezing of all traffic on the Hill starting at 11 a.m. The K1 parking lot will close tonight (Oct. 18). At 11 a.m. the day of the race, all traffic on the Hill will be frozen. At Blackberry gate, it will be stopped at the traffic circle and at Strawberry gate, traffic will be allowed through Bldg. 85 and up only.The Bikearound will start at 11:30 a.m., and all roads and parking lots will reopen starting around 1:15 p.m.
The Lab’s Health Care Facilitator will be hosting a free “Stress Management/Instant Relaxation” workshop Monday at noon in Building 90-3122. It is a one-hour brown-bag presentation that will look at the effects of stress and discuss strategies to reduce it. In addition, participants will learn to practice a few simple, “instant” relaxation techniques (deep breathing, office stretches) that will leave them feeling more relaxed and refreshed. Seating is limited; please call x6997 to reserve a spot.
An educational webinar will be repeated four times throughout the day on Thursday, Oct. 11 for employees to learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of depression as well as how to get support for yourself, your family and colleagues. CARE Services, our employee assistance program, can also assist you with depression awareness resources, including an online screening tool. Go here for more information and to register (select from four dates on upper right corner of page).
Cost is $10 for the flu vaccine and $60 for the pneumonia vaccine. Call x6266 to make an appointment.
Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 8 to 11:45 a.m. (Bldg. 26-142 A&B) Allow extra time to take shuttle bus, as no parking is available due to construction
Sept. 28, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (Bldg. 943-254)
Oct. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Bldg. 310-350)
Oct. 10, 8 to 11:45 a.m. (Bldg. 977-248)
The Health Care Facilitator wants to remind employees that September is National Cholesterol Education Month, which is a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. It is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles, and healthy eating and lifestyle choices that can help you reach your personal cholesterol goals. High blood cholesterol is a serious condition that increases your risk for heart disease, in fact the higher the level, the greater the risk is of having a heart attack. More>
The Women Scientists and Engineers Council is hosting a presentation by licensed clinical social worker Laurie Yamamoto of UC Berkeley’s CARE Services, who will present a workshop on managing stress. The event takes place on Wednesday, August 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Participants will learn tips for identifying the affects of stress affects, strategies to reduce stress, and techniques for ‘instant’ relaxation, such as deep breathing and office stretches. Lunch will be provided. Send e-mail here to register by August 17.