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National Mammography Day Is October 15 — Five Questions...

Monday, October 11, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  National Mammography Day is observed every year on the third Friday in October as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this day is to increase awareness about the importance of breast cancer screenings. A mammogram is an X-ray of the […]

Ask Nurse Jessica: Are Freestanding Emergency Rooms...

Monday, October 4, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Welcome to my monthly column, Ask Nurse Jessica. Since joining Valencia College as your full-time UnitedHealthcare (UHC) nurse liaison, I’ve received numerous questions about how I can help you and your family make better healthcare decisions, provide support and clarification on UHC benefits; demonstrate how […]

How to Choose a Doctor

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Rewarding doctor-patient relationships don’t just happen overnight. They’re built on trust — a trust that may translate into better communication, emotional support, more accurate diagnoses and potentially lifesaving treatments. How, though, do you find that doctor? Why do you need a primary care provider […]

Nurse Jessica Presents ‘Preventing Colds and Flu...

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 With daily news of COVID cases, that last thing we really want to hear about is cold and flu season. But, it’s here. To help us prevent colds and flu, our UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison Jessica Johnson has put together the presentation below that includes preventative tips as well as the differences between colds […]

Improve Your Financial Literacy With Upcoming FRS Online ...

Monday, September 20, 2021 A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Total Rewards Improve your financial knowledge and retirement confidence through the following Florida Retirement System (FRS) workshops. Social Security and Your Retirement Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Time: 10 – 11 a.m. Location: Online Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Time: 1 – […]

Tips to Help You Stay on Top of Your Health

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison As I shared last week, preventative care can help you stay healthier and increase your lifespan by identifying potential health risks for early diagnosis and treatment. However, preventative care is not just seeing your doctor once a year. There are things you can do daily to […]

Join Real Appeal for a Chance to Win a $75 Visa Gift Card

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 Valencia College and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) want to help you accomplish your fitness goals with Real Appeal, a free, online weight loss and healthy lifestyle program for employees and their spouses and dependents who are enrolled in one of Valencia’s UHC medical plans. And if you register for Real Appeal between Monday, […]

September Is National Food Safety Education Month

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 A Message from Chef Jennifer Denlinger, Professor, Culinary Management September is National Food Safety Education Month — a great opportunity to raise awareness about the steps we can take to safely prepare our food and protect ourselves from food poisoning. Do you know that before students can enter the Culinary Lab, they must […]

Ask Nurse Jessica: Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Welcome to my monthly column, Ask Nurse Jessica. Since joining Valencia College as your full-time UnitedHealthcare (UHC) nurse liaison, I’ve received numerous questions about how I can help you and your family make better healthcare decisions, provide support and clarification on UHC benefits; demonstrate how […]

September Is National Suicide Prevention Month

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 In 2019, a reported 47,511 Americans died by suicide and there were an estimated 1.38 million suicide attempts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data & Statistics Fatal Injury Report. As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, Valencia College counselors have planned the following events to help students […]