• The Time is Now!

    The sooner you complete your Biometric Screening and PHA the sooner you can begin taking advantage of valuable resources and programs and begin earning incentives.

    Don’t miss out on 2015 medical plan choice, premium credit and up to $150 in gift cards!

    September 30, 2014 deadline is quickly approaching. Get moving today!

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    The Ohio State University, tobacco free inside and out.

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  • Climb Every Day That's my plan.

    Geoff Chatas,
    Y P 4 H Champion

    In June 2012, I weighed 240 pounds and as a high school graduation present for my daughter, we decided to hike from the south rim of the Grand Canyon to the Colorado River and back to the rim to celebrate her accomplishments. The hike, which took us six and a half hours five years ago, took me thirteen and a half hours this time, and I needed help from my daughter to finish the hike. See all Champions

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  • Journal Every Day That's my plan.

    Kam King,
    Y P 4 H Champion

    Physical health isn’t always indicative of one's overall health. I learned that firsthand last year. See all Champions

    View My Story Kam King

  • Cycle Every Day That's my plan.

    Yvette Mitchell,
    Y P 4 H Champion

    My story begins with me growing up in the hills of West Virginia. I did not grow up learning how to eat healthy. I remember almost every meal we had involved some type of fried meat, homemade bread, gravy or potatoes, and when we did have vegetables they were cooked with lots of fatty meat for seasoning. See all Champions

    View My Story Yvette Mitchell

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Y P 4 H rewards you for improving your health and well-being. Because the happier and healthier you are, the more you can enjoy life and be your best. Log in to see all of the new changes to the 2014 YP4H incentive program.

 

Events & Alerts

  • Walk With A Health Coach!

    Read more about the Walk With A Health Coach! event on Aug 5

    Please join us from 12-12:30pm for our walk with the health coach series to get moving more throughout the day. We will be at various locations throughout campus each week starting in April and going until the end of September. Hope you can attend some!

    Register using the link below by searching Educational Programs.

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  • Pour Your Heart Out

    Read more about the Pour Your Heart Out event on Aug 6

    Turning Knowledge into Prevention: What Family History and Genetic Testing Can Tell You

    Join us for a fun evening that mixes good food and wine with an update on genetics led by Peter Mohler, PhD, director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institue and Amy Sturm, genetic counselor at Ohio State's Ross Heart Hospital.

    During the event, Dr. Mohler and Amy Sturm will give a brief lecture and will be joined by other staff from the Ross Heart Hospital to answer your questions throughout the evening. Learn:

    • If cardiac genetic testing is right for you
    • What red flags to look for in your family history that create a higher risk of heart disease
    • What types of Cardiovascular Genetics and Genomic programs are available at the Ross Heart Hospital

    Your registration fee, $20, includes two glasses of wine and appetizers. Bring along your spouse, friends or family members.

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  • Spontaneous Meditation - Free Talk

    Read more about the Spontaneous Meditation - Free Talk event on Aug 7

    Talk on “Spontaneous Meditation and Health”. No registration required.

    Spontaneous Meditation is a natural and simple technique of consciousness that strengthens and supports both the mind and body to enhance health and well-being. This technique is not based on concentration, contemplation, or manipulation of the mind. During meditation the mind is spontaneously opened to and nourished by the underlying field which is the infinite source of energy, intelligence, and bliss. Spontaneous Meditation connects one to the wholeness of life, improving all aspects of health and wellness.

    Hari Sharma, MD, DABIHM, FACN, DABP, FCAP, FRCPC, has been practicing Ayurveda at OSU Integrative Medicine since the inception of the Clinic. In addition to practicing Ayurveda, he has been teaching meditation and pranayama for many years. Dr. Sharma is certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Ayurveda, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Dr. Sharma is Professor Emeritus and former Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Natural Products Research, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, at The Ohio State University.

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Health Poll

Melanoma -- the most deadly skin cancer -- most often occurs where?

Answer: 
D) Back & Legs -- Most skin cancers strike the most exposed parts of the body, such as the face, ears, neck, forearms, and hands. Melanoma is different. It's often seen on the upper back for men and the lower legs and upper back for women. That's why it's important to wear sunscreen all over your body.

Your Path to Personal Health & Well-Being

Complete your PHA by September 30 to have access to all available medical plans, receive an annual $360 PHA premium credit (an additional $120 annual PHA premium credit is available when your spouse/same-sex domestic partner completes the PHA), and access wellness resources.

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  • Complete Your Screening and PHA!

    The sooner you complete your Biometric Health Screening and PHA the sooner you can begin taking advantage of valuable resources, programs and begin earning incentives! Don't miss out on 2015 medical plan choice, premium credit and up to $150 in gift cards!

    Read More about Complete Your Screening and PHA!

  • Champion in Action - Melissa Stenger

    Follow Melissa Stenger from the Department of Neuroscience as she takes you on her journey to train for her first half marathon. Check back regularly for updates as she shares her achievements, obstacles, thoughts and tips along the way.

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Spotlight

  • Julie Colburn

    Patient Care Associate

    9 East Doan

  • College of Social Work, Field Placement Office

  • Shannon Rice

    Human Resources Generalist

    Administration and Planning

  • Chris Dittoe

    Electrician

    Operations District

We’re turning the spotlight on Ohio State faculty and staff who have found interesting ways to stay healthy and achieve their personal goals. Read about what works for them, and you may find a new way to focus on your health and wellness.

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