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Rally Part 2: What Is a Mission?

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Last week, I announced a new, healthy living tool for employees with Valencia College’s UnitedHealthcare benefits designed to help you improve your health — Rally. Not only does this tool help you create healthy habits, but if you achieve your goals, you can […]

Join Rally, an Interactive, Personalized, Digital Health ...

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  I’m excited to announce a new, healthy living tool for employees with Valencia College’s UnitedHealthcare benefits designed to help you improve your health — Rally. This digital, personalized health experience available on myuhc.com puts you in charge of managing your health with recommendations and missions […]

Are You a Healthy Weight?

Monday, January 3, 2022 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  The combination of holiday stress and lots of good food can lead to gaining a little extra weight. Are you a healthy weight? It’s an important question to ask yourself. One tool doctors use to determine if you’re a healthy weight is called body […]

Lean Ways for the Holidays

Friday, December 10, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  The holiday eating season can wreak havoc on your diet. There are the traditional holiday meals like these shared in the Valencia College Cookbook, plus countless parties and events hosted by friends, co-workers and relatives throughout the season. As a result, American adults usually gain […]

Coping With Stress During the Holidays

Monday, December 6, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  Holidays may sometimes bring as much stress as they do joy. Stress is defined as the body’s response to the demands of everyday living and is the underlying cause of 60% of all human illness and disease. The demands of the season — shopping, holiday parties and […]

Take Time for Self-care in Busy Season

Friday, December 3, 2021 A Message from Melissa Pedone and Stanton Reed, Interim Presidents, Osceola, Lake Nona and Poinciana Campuses We hope everyone enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving break and took time to reflect on their blessings. As we reach finals week, we celebrate the way our faculty and staff have thrived through this semester. We […]

Eating With Diabetes

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects one in 10 Americans and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. To help guide diabetic and pre-diabetic employees, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison Jessica Johnson has put together the presentation below that includes nutrition recommendations for diabetics and pre-diabetics, […]

November is National Diabetes Month — Holiday Meal...

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  The holidays can be challenging for diabetics — celebrations can become focused around food, and often, those foods tend to be less healthy. The good news is that with proper planning, meals can still be enjoyable for all. Healthy Substitutes Mashed potatoes are often a staple on […]

November Is National Diabetes Month — Understanding Diabe...

Monday, November 8, 2021  A Message from Jessica Johnson, UnitedHealthcare Nurse Liaison  November is National Diabetes Month — a time to bring awareness and attention to diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and other health problems if it’s not controlled. […]

Ask Nurse Jessica: New Age Guidelines for Preventative...

Tuesday, November 2, 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 […]