Spring 2015 Health and Wellness Clinic

On Tuesday, April 7, the School of Nursing Health and Wellness Advisory Group hosted the semi-annual Wellness Clinic in the Richard E. Griffin Academic Center. This year’s Wellness Clinic landed in the middle of National Public Health Week, which had a theme of making the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation by 2030.

Heath and Wellness 2015
The School of Nursing was represented in part by a team of students taking vitals and measuring blood pressure.

This year’s Clinic was the largest and most interdisciplinary in the four years it has been running. Participants from the School of Nursing (National Student Nurses’ Association, Health and Wellness Group, and NUR 450), School of Arts and Science, Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, School of Pharmacy, School of Physician Assistant Studies, Office of Counseling Services, the Center for Professional Career Development, and the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition made it a true success. Presentations included themes of hypertension, hydration awareness, sleep awareness, healthy eating, oral hygiene prevention and diseases, physical activity in college students, breast cancer, healthy ways of dealing with stress, and harmful implications of e-cigarettes.

The Health and Wellness Advisory Group has been an active academic organization within the School of Nursing since July 2013, and consists of three student leaders: Julia Calascibetta ’16, Brandan Call ’16, Kaitlyn Lanchester ’16, and staff advisor: Anthony Lacina, MPH, MEd. The Group is excited to induct Caryssa Cassidy ’17, Courteney Lindberg ’17, and Amber Moreau ’17 as the 2015-2016 Advisor Leaders. The charge of the group is to offer and implement strategies to enhance student health and wellness throughout the School of Nursing.

-Anthony Lacina

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