COD to offer Health and Wellness Workshops in Spring 2016


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Lucas Koprowski, Features Editor

Have you ever wondered how far your healthcare provider can take you? Have you ever asked the question, how can I be sure that I am receiving the best care? The College of DuPage Library and Teaching and Learning Center want to take the initiative for you by inviting all COD community members to their “Health and Wellness Workshops” to be hosted in SRC 2024 all semester long. No pre-registration is required for any of these 45 minute workshops, and all will help you become smarter with your health and wellbeing.


Find a Doctor or Medical Facility

Thursday, Jan. 28

9:00-9:45 a.m.


Need to find a new practitioner or specialist for your medical needs? Have you been given a plethora of locations and medical professionals you can use with your health care, but do not know where to start or what you need to look out for? This workshop will enlighten you on how to find credible information about your options and help you explore healthcare provider options and health care facilities.


Empowered Patient

Wednesday, Feb. 10

2:00-2:45 p.m.


Have you ever been paralyzed in confusion from a doctor’s verdict and needed help understanding what to do next? This workshop will give you the tips and tricks you need to be able to understand and communicate with your doctor in confidence. This will help you empower yourself as a patient, hence the name, as well as learn about library resources that can help you improve your well-being.


“Smart” Medicine

Monday, March 14

1:00-1:45 p.m.


What is an antibiotic used for? When should you use a medication for a certain symptom? Can you identify what medication goes with a certain brand or bottle just based on shape, size and color? On top of all of this information, you will be able to create a list of emergency medicine and you will be smarter with your medication use and information.


Preparing for Hospital Stays and Procedures

Tuesday, April 12

1:00-1:45 p.m.


Whether you are going to the hospital unexpectedly or have pre-planned a day visit or overnight stay, the entire ordeal can be stressful and worrisome. This workshop will provide pragmatic advice on handling a trip to the hospital, no matter the rhyme or reason.


Stress, Humor and the Workplace

Thursday, May 12

2:00-2:45 p.m.


Numerous articles and journals have been released about the negative externalities of stress on the physical and mental health of the human body. Based on statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of American, 80 percent of college students have said they frequently or sometimes experience daily stress. This workshop aims to break the levy tax of school on your wellbeing by providing constructing methods to maintain positivity and keep your mental health in check.