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 CLASS FULL CPR and AED
Thu 07/26 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 101
BeWell Berry


CPR is an emergency first aid procedure for victims of cardiac arrest. Participants will learn how to help victims of heart attacks and accidents, and also learn the Heimlich Maneuver to aid choking victims. Practice with mannequins and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training included. Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.



Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 19   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: cpr-01

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First Aid
Thu 08/02 1:00 pm-5:00 PM
Instructor: Life Safety Associates
Location: Li Ka Shing Learning Center, Rm 209
BeWell Berry

This 4-hour workshop will provide a variety of first aid techniques to use when responding to victims of accidents. You will learn how these medical techniques can be performed with minimal equipment.

Certificate of completion cards will be sent out 3-4 weeks after the class.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $120 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 13   (Min: 10, Max: 20)
Class Code: first-01

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ONLINE: Omada – Online Weight-Loss Program for Prevention of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: TBD
Location: Your computer
BeWell Engagement or Berry

Join this online health program to lose weight, develop healthy habits, and reduce your risk for chronic diseases, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Omada is an innovative program that combines the support of a live health coach with a weekly online curriculum, helpful tools including a wireless scale and pedometer, and the accountability of a small group of peers. The program is all online, so you can participate via your computer, tablet, or smartphone, whenever it’s most convenient for you. Over 225 Stanford University employees have already enrolled!

You’ll learn new strategies related to nutrition, physical activity, and daily challenges that will help you create a sustainable healthy approach for the long term. Based on what you learn, you’ll set and meet personal and group health goals. The average participant loses 11 pounds at 16 weeks. *Register anytime and begin the program within 2 weeks of your registration date.

Instructor: A professionally trained Omada health coach will facilitate your small online group and provide one-on-one guidance, encouragement, and accountability throughout the program.

Day/Dates: Rolling start Time: Self-paced 16 weeks, with maintenance up to a year.


Apply for the program at omadahealth.com/su

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $550 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: omada-30

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Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
Not BeWell berry eligible

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco.

This program begins with an initial 20-minute intake phone call, followed by one 60-minute in-person consultation on the Stanford campus. Following the in-person consultation, the instructor and the participant move forward with sessions that support the process of letting go of tobacco. Participants typically find that 10 sessions over one year are helpful to support the quitting process.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a smoking cessation specialist for HIP. Jayna Rogers has facilitated smoking cessation programs and provided individual consultation for over 15 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $275 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: sciq-04a

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Smoking Cessation: Intentional Quitting - for University Employees and Dependents
Dates/Times: NA
Instructor: Jayna Rogers
Location: TBD
BeWell Berry

Learn how the brain impacts our ability to quit smoking and develop the skills you need to finally be free from tobacco. HIP has partnered with Stanford Benefits to offer this FREE tobacco cessation program for benefits-eligible University employees, their families and their dependents (14 years and older). Free over-the-counter aids for tobacco cessation are included.

This program begins with an initial 20-minute intake phone call, followed by one 60-minute in-person consultation on the Stanford campus. Following the in-person consultation, the instructor and the participant move forward with sessions that support the process of letting go of tobacco. Participants typically find that 10 sessions over one year are helpful to support the quitting process.

Instructor: Jayna Rogers, MPH, is a smoking cessation specialist for HIP. Jayna Rogers has facilitated smoking cessation programs and provided individual consultation for over 15 years.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $0 , STAP/EA Funds: No
Enrollment: Current: 0   (Min: 0, Max: 2)
Class Code: sciq-04

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ONLINE: Webinar: Pain Psychology - Harnessing the Power of the Mind for Pain Relief
Tue 07/24 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Instructor: Beth Darnall, PhD
Location: Your computer
BeWell Berry

Pain is relevant to all of us. Up to 100 million Americans are living with ongoing pain and it is the number one cause of work disability. Most people are interested in reducing or avoiding pain medications to minimize their health risks. In this 60 minute webinar, you will learn about the surprising power of pain psychology, including:
(1) How your thoughts, expectations and beliefs about pain and treatments will determine how much pain you feel and how much treatment you need.
(2) The science of how psychological treatment for pain changes your brain and reduces your pain.
(3) How you can reduce pain and health risks by using evidence-based psychological strategies.
Attendees will receive a list of resources including articles, books, websites and webinars where you can learn more and pursue empowered pain relief.
Instructor: Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University. She is principal investigator for $13 million in federal research that is investigating psychological treatment for chronic pain. She is passionate about educating patients and healthcare clinicians about effective, low-risk, low-cost strategies to reduce pain and suffering. She is author of 3 books: The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit ©2016, Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ©2014, and Psychobehavioral Treatment for Chronic Pain: The Evidence-Based Basics, available in 2018.

Category: Healthy Living : Prevention & Medical Management
Levels: All Levels
Fee: $35 , STAP/EA Funds: Yes
Enrollment: Current: 24   (Min: 0, Max: 500)
Class Code: ppsych-30

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FREE WEBINAR: Atrial Fibrillation – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Nitish Badhwar MD, Linda Ottoboni
Location: Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Join this noon hour webinar with Dr. Nitish Bahhwar and his colleagues with the Stanford Arrhythmia Service as they provide an overview of the irregular rhythm, Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). The incidence of Atrial Fibrillation increases with age and is associated with an increased risk of stroke. The team will review the conduction abnormality, the symptoms associated with Afib, and provide an overview of management options. They will also discuss lifestyle behaviors that you can adopt to reduce your risk of Afib.
Instructors: Nitish Badhwar, MD, Clinical Professor and Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Training Program at Stanford. Dr. Badhwar recently began his faculty position at Stanford University in February 2018 and brings his expertise in treating patients with arrhythmias, particularly ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation along with his strong teaching skills to train future electrophysiologists.
Christine Tacklind, ACNP has been with the Stanford Electrophysiology Service for the last 4 years. Prior to becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practioner, Christine spent 12 years as a bed-side nurse in the Stanford Emergency, Trauma and ICU Department.
Linda K. Ottoboni, RN, PhD has been a clinical nurse specialist with the Stanford Electrophysiology Service for several years. Currently, her focus is on providing patients with strategies to manage symptoms associated with atrial fibrillation and supporting lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.


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FREE WEBINAR: Butter is Not Back! A Scientific Review of the Impact of Saturated Fats vs "Good Fats" on our Arteries
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

In the past few months we've all seen the bold statement: "Butter is back!". In this webinar we will discuss the reasons why butter, and other saturated fats, are not back but that eating more "good fats" is now helpful, and why these issues are so important. The number of deaths from heart attacks and strokes has declined, but the rising obesity epidemic (and its consequent epidemic of pre-diabetes) makes this a complex issue.

We'll talk about the prevention of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes as well as the loss of cognitive function that can occur as a result of narrowed arteries. The history of research on saturated fat, LDL, blood triglycerides and their connections to these diseases will be reviewed, and methods of lowering risk will be described.




Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.


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FREE WEBINAR: Colorectal Cancer Prevention: What We All Should Know
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Uri Ladabaum MD
Location: Your Computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Even though colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women combined, it is preventable as well as one of the most curable cancers when detected at an early stage. Take this opportunity at the beginning of Colorectal Cancer Prevention Awareness month to join Dr. Uri Ladabaum in a review of the natural history of colon cancer, current treatments, and most important, the steps you can take to lower your risk of colorectal cancer, including having recommended screening tests. Instructor: Uri Ladabaum, MD is an Associate Professor and Director of the Stanford Gastrointestinal Cancer Prevention Program at Stanford University School of Medicine. Recorded on March 2, 2010.


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FREE WEBINAR: Don't Let the Monsters Out of the Closet! How to Prevent Diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: At your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Blood cholesterol, blood triglycerides and blood sugar levels can be hidden from us, escape our control and make us victims of preventable heart attacks and diabetes! We can keep them tamed and contained with wise food & exercise choices. Learn why almost 1 in 2 adults have the metabolic syndrome and why low-fat diets make it worse. Learn the special perils of sitting and how recent science findings give us new chances for better health.

Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded October 1, 2013.


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FREE WEBINAR: Happy Liver, Happy Life: Two tests that can save your life from liver cancer
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Stephanie Chao, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

The San Francisco Bay Area has the highest rate of liver cancer in the country. This is largely due to the high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infection, particularly among Asians and other foreign born individuals. Across the US, hepatitis C is the most common cause of liver cancer and new treatments are emerging. Both can be detected through a simple blood test. Most affected individuals do not know they are infected, and thus are at risk for liver disease and liver cancer. Learn about whether you may be at risk for liver cancer and steps that you can take to protect you and your family.


Instructor: Stephanie Chao MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Stanford School of Medicine, and a long time hepatitis B researcher and advocate.


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FREE WEBINAR: Hypertension: Improving Control One Lifestyle Change at a Time
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Sandra Tsai, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

High blood pressure is extremely prevalent and affects approximately 33% or 80 million US adults. In this webinar, we will discuss current hypertension guidelines, risk factors for hypertension, and the benefits of hypertension control. We will focus on non-pharmacologic methods for hypertension control, which include recommendations for diet, exercise, weight, and stress management.

Instructor: Sandra Tsai MD. Dr. Tsai is an attending physician in the Preventive Cardiology Clinic, the Women’s Heart Health Clinic, and Stanford Primary Care. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medical Disciplines and Cardiovascular Medicine.


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FREE WEBINAR: Improve Your Cholesterol Profile Without Drugs
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: your computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Join this noon hour webinar with Dr. Yann Meunier as he reviews metabolism and the essential functions of cholesterol in the body and the many health issues linked with excess cholesterol in the blood. He will discuss the French paradox and how simply decreasing your fat intake does not necessarily translate into lower cholesterol levels or reduced risk for related diseases and medical conditions. Dr. Meunier will outline a 6-prong strategy based on behavior change for improving cholesterol profile without using drugs.

Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was formerly the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, and was the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network. He is currently a Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.


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FREE WEBINAR: Newest Breakthroughs on Nutrition and Cancer Prevention
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

The complex plant kingdom contains many thousands of biologically active substances, called "phytochemicals". "Phyto" means "plant". Many phytochemicals singly can decrease cancer cell growth, but in assorted combinations they function more geometrically than additively. This means that a variety of natural plant-derived foods are more effective than any extracts or supplements derived from a single plant source. Different combinations of foods are effective in preventing breast, colon, prostate or lung cancers. Many new factors have been discovered, and the goal of this presentation will be to describe new and exciting information - while highlighting the practical application. The anti-cancer effects of herbs and spices have recently become better established. You will hear which food (and spice or herb) to eat and how much, and how often and - with an emphasis on veggies, and some fruits (e.g., cranberries) also making the list. The final words will be: Don't "phyte" your chemicals, eat them!! Do this for yourself and for your loved ones!
Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active), Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program.


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FREE WEBINAR: Non-medication Tips and Trick to Prevent and Control Hypertension
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Rebecca Boyle
Location: Computer
Not BeWell berry eligible

Did you know lowering blood pressure just 1 - 2 points can reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, & heart failure?

Led by an American Society of Hypertension-Certified Hypertension Clinician, this hour-long webinar empowers participants to understand strategies for preventing hypertension and improving blood pressure control. By the end of the session, participants will be able to understand how diet impacts blood pressure, identify goals for total salt intake, exercise and weight, as well as recognize medications and supplements that can influence blood pressure. Resources will be provided for individuals wishing to learn more about specific topics reviewed in the webinar as well as how to access specialty hypertension care.

Instructor: Rebecca Boyle is the Physician Assistant for the Stanford Hypertension Center and recognized by the American Society of Hypertension as an expert Certified Hypertension Clinician (ASH-CHC). She received her undergraduate degree at University of California, Los Angeles and received her Physician Assistant degree at Western University of Health Sciences. She has clinical experience with the Oncology and Hematology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.



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FREE WEBINAR: Pre-Diabetes - What does it mean and how to prevent type-2 diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Shauna Hyde
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

This webinar is for those diagnosed with pre-diabetes, those with family members or loved-ones who have pre-diabetes or those who have been told that they are at risk for developing type-2 diabetes. The significance of pre-diabetes will be discussed as well as symptoms, laboratory results, and the likihood of developing type-2 diabetes in the future. Proven means to prevent type-2 diabetes will be discussed in depth.


Instructor: Shauna Hyde, RD and certified diabetes instructor. She has provided cardiovascular risk reduction and lifestyle education for HIP and SPRC for many years. Recorded March 15, 2013


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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Diabetes
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Cynthia Lamendola
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Have you been told that you have elevated fasting blood sugar, are borderline diabetic, or that you are at risk to develop type 2 diabetes? Do you have a friend or family member that has high blood sugar? If so, you are not alone. There are 57 million Americans who have abnormal or high fasting blood sugars putting them at risk for type 2diabetes. Before people develop type 2 diabetes, they almost always have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The good news is that scientific studies have conclusively shown that people at risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent developing it by making lifestyle changes. Learn what you can do right now to prevent type 2 diabetes. Instructor: Cynthia Lamendola, MSN, ANP, practices in the diabetes clinic at Stanford HealthCare and is Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in the Stanford University School of Medicine. Recorded February 9, 2011.


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FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Liver Cancer
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Samuel So, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Recorded May 10, 2010. Samuel So, MD, FACS, Director of the Liver Cancer Program at Stanford University Medical Center.


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FREE WEBINAR: Smoking Cessation: An Integrated Approach
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Yann Meunier, MD
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

After providing a brief overview of smoking (recent history, prevalence, description, and gravity of the problem), Dr. Meunier will focus on the core information regarding the most efficient strategies to stop smoking and will share specific tools that rely on the integration of medications meant to address the physiological and psychological sides of nicotine addiction and psychological support.

Instructor: Yann A. Meunier, MD was formerly the Director of International Corporate Affairs and Business Development for Stanford Hospital and Clinics, the Director of the Stanford Health Promotion Network, and a Health Promotion Manager at the Stanford Health Improvement Program. He is currently a Senior Healthcare Consultant based in Foster City, CA.


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FREE WEBINAR: The Best Diet Ever!
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: John Farquhar, MD
Location: Your Computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

This webinar will review the complex and growing evidence that certain foods can help prevent many cancers, heart attacks, strokes, and age-related mental decline. This selection we call "The Best Diet Ever!"" The evidence for cancer prevention from this diet, including Vitamin D, can have its greatest effect on cancer of the breast, prostate, and colon – all very common. The webinar take away message is: this information can give us confidence taht we can change our lives for the better. Instructor: John Farquhar MD, C.F. Rehnborg Professor in Disease Prevention, Emeritus (Active), Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Emeritus (Active) Founder of the Stanford Health Improvement Program. Recorded February 8, 2012


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FREE WEBINAR: The New Cholesterol Guidelines - Do They Apply to Me?
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

In November of 2013, new guidelines for the management of Cholesterol in adults were published by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. These new guidelines proposed a change in how cholesterol is managed based on our health history and other factors including new weight and lifestyle measures. Understanding these guidelines, and the steps you can take in partnership with your health care provider can be lifesaving.

Instructor: Kathy Berra MSN, NP. Ms. Berra is a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her career at Stanford has been spent evaluating ways to better manage cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on lifestyle. Recorded March 3, 2014.


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FREE WEBINAR: Women and Heart Disease
Viewable: Any time
Instructor: Kathy Berra
Location: Your computer, Not BeWell berry eligible
Not BeWell berry eligible

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women worldwide, yet it is very preventable. Understanding your risk factors for heart disease and knowing how to manage them is important for all women. It is also important for women to recognize the signs and symptoms of a heart attack (which can be very different from men) so that they can take immediate action if the need arises. Almost 2/3 of the women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. This webinar will help you understand and maximize your heart health. Instructor: Kathy Berra MSN, NP. Ms. Berra is a nurse practitioner and clinical researcher at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Her career at Stanford has been spent evaluating ways to better manage cardiovascular risk factors with an emphasis on lifestyle. Recorded on December 1 2011.