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Tip of the Week

Wellness Tip of the Week

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Listen closely to your body’s needs. Do you need a break? A nutritious meal? More sleep? Make conscious adjustments.

Wellness News

July 16, 2015

BHWP Team Members Published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research and BMC Public Health

Dr. Chad Morris and Dr. Susan Young have helped write a recent publication in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. The article, “Quitline Outcomes for Smokers in 6 States: Rates of Successful Quitting Vary by Mental Health Status,” looks at data from 6 state quitlines and the reporting of mental health conditions. The article “highlights the importance of evaluating both the mental health status of individuals seeking support for smoking cessation as well as the individuals’ expectations for success because they may need a more tailored intervention.”

Kathie Garrett, MA, TTS-C was also published this week in the journal BMC Public Health. She contributed to an article, “Community-based navigators for tobacco cessation treatment: A proof-of-concept pilot study among low-income smokers,” that looked at smoking cessation treatment navigators. The study concluded “smoking cessation treatment navigators are feasible to study in community settings and are well-accepted for increasing use of evidence-based cessation treatment among low-income smokers.”

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June 23, 2015

BHWP Participates in School of Medicine Resilience Council

The Resilience Council is a joint collaboration across departments of the School of Medicine and was established to help School of Medicine faculty, residents, and fellows build resilience, boost well-being and mitigate burnout.

Dr. Cindy Morris represents BHWP and offers a unique wellness perspective, helping to determine what mindfulness and health behavior change strategies best suit different School of Medicine professions.

For more information, see the School of Medicine newsletter here.

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Balancing Acts

Christine Garver-Apgar, Research Associate

I have felt stretched rather thin at work over the past several weeks. We have been transitioning from projects nearing completion to those we are just beginning. Temporarily, old and new projects overlap, and I find myself juggling twice as many as usual. My compulsion to complete tasks with military-like determination lingers long after I leave the office, creating a similar sense of urgency to accomplish tasks at home. Suddenly, my inoperable kitchen faucet is an unacceptable nuisance requiring immediate attention. I am starting to feel anxious because I haven’t figured out how to put turquoise streaks in my daughter’s hair – something I promised we would do this summer (during a complete lapse of parental sense, no doubt!).

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Register for October Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Now!

Registration for the October Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Certification (RMTTS-C) Program is now open. The TTS training will be held on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado on October 12 through October 15, 2015.

For more information on the RMTTS-C Program click here.

To register for this comprehensive and interactive training, click here.

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