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July 18, 2018

Summer love for your lungs

Summer months can be tough on your health especially with the increase in air pollution, heat, and humidity. This can be particularly harmful for those individuals who have chronic lung conditions such as asthma, allergies, or, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). For those who have pre-existing chronic lung conditions are at higher risk for flare ups particularly in the summer. Reactions can range from mild to life-threatening, and symptoms can include coughing, sneezing, wheezing, shortness of breath, fatigue, or itchy, red, watery eyes.
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More produce for you
We are in the home stretch of Operation: Eat Right! Mission 4 started on July 16 with a focus on increasing your fruit and vegetable intake. Learn helpful tips from Super Dietitian...Emory's nutrition superhero!
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Don't leave your money behind!
Healthy Emory Connect is Emory's new health and well-being platform. Not only is it fun, it also allows you to easily earn up to $300 in medical plan incentives, helping you lower your medical costs! Earn your money today.
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Let's exercise: Tips to combat the summer heat

Many people look forward to summer each year, ready to shake off the dark and cold of winter and take their exercise routine outdoors. Warmer weather and longer stretches of daylight make it ideal for walking, jogging, cycling, gardening, and other outdoor activities. As we move into July and August, however, the Georgia heat and humidity can get the best of us. And sometimes all we want to do is stay inside where it is cool. While it is important to use caution, you don't have to let the heat of summer completely melt your exercise plans. Follow these tips for exercising outdoors in the summer:
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Wellness Champion Spotlight: Robin Harpak
Next month, Robin celebrates her five-year milestone as a Wellness Champion. Learn more about how she supports Emory alumni and promotes wellness within Development and Alumni Relations.
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Chef's Corner: Fresh veggies & salmon whole wheat pasta salad
Need a refreshing recipe after a long summer day? Try this cool salmon, pasta and fresh vegetable salad! Pair it with the homemade raspberry citrus vinaigrette recipe for a treat you can't deny.
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Learn options for paying for college Thursday, July 19 at noon: "A Guide to Paying for College: Savings, Loans, Grants, Scholarships & Financial Aid."

Join Dr. Brett Hardin on Tuesday, July 24, at noon for a workshop on "Understanding K-12 School Options in Metro Atlanta."

Interested in a lifestyle change? Attend the information session for our new Diabetes Prevention Program Thursday, July 26, at noon at Emory University Hospital. Register today!

Are you curious about what the Emory Farmers Market has to offer? Register for the tour Tuesday, July 31 at 11:45 a.m. to learn how you can shop the market for more nutritious foods.

Register to give blood with the American Red Cross at Emory Clinic Decatur Plaza on Friday, August 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Emory University has recently partnered with "All of Us," a health research program funded by the NIH. Learn more about this partnership.

Discounted Fitbits are still available! Get a new device to count your steps, track your goals and more.

Continue making your summer fun and safe by following these tips!

To learn about resources for emotional support, contact the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 404-727-4328.

Exercise is better together! Try a group workout with your department today.


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