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Jags Live Well is a student-focused initiative that promotes a lifestyle of holistic wellness. Living holistically aids in student success and retention. This initiative acts to educate students on the various dimensions of wellness and provides resources for overall well-being.

As part of the USG's Mental Health Initiative, we have expanded our offerings for mental and emotional well-being by introducing a comprehensive Wellness Hub, an after-hours 24/7 support line, and after-hours psychiatry prescribing opportunities.

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Wellness Hub

Our team of basic science researchers, clinicians, radiation oncologists, nurse navigators and patient support staff work together to create a community fostering innovation and care focused on improving the lives of our patients.

 

After-Hours Psychiatry Prescribing

Refer to SHS for access to psychiatric prescribing. Services available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (after receiving a referral from SHS).

 

Question. Persuade. Refer.

QPR trainees learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

 

Mental Health First Aid

Teaches trainees how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders - and how to connect those struggling to appropriate care.

Cost: $30 | Contact: Denise Kornegay

 

 

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8 Dimensions of Holistic Wellness

Jags Live Well is a holistic wellness concept that means being healthy in many dimensions of your life. This includes emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, financial, social, environmental, and spiritual well-being. Each dimension of wellness affects your overall quality of life and striving for holistic wellness will help you achieve all of your goals.

Emotional Wellness

Being able to express feelings, adjust to emotional challenges, cope with life's stressors, and enjoy life.

Physical Wellness

Maintaining a healthy body with exercise, nutrition, sleep, and appropriate health care.

Financial Wellness

Understanding your finances and balancing your income with debt and savings.

Social Wellness

Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system

Spiritual Wellness

Defining personal beliefs and values and creating meaning, purpose, and peace in life

Intellectual Wellness

Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills

Occupational Wellness

Exploring work that reflects personal values, interests, and beliefs

Environmental Wellness

Preserving our environment and spending time relaxing and exploring outdoor spaces.

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Additional Resources

Headspace

A mindfulness and meditation app that provides over 1000 hours of content to help decrease stress, increase focus, improve sleep, and many other benefits

iGrad

A free, web-based financial literacy platform that provides lifetime personalized financial wellness education and loan management resources to Augusta University students

SilverCloud

A self-guided program to help users learn how to manage stress, find better coping skills, and other resources for emotional well-being

Student Distress Guide

A flowchart to help guide distressed students to the appropriate resources for their needs.

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Your Health Today

Your Health Today is a hub of wellness resources presented by Augusta University Health.

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Nutrition’s role in cervical cancer care and treatment

With January being Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Dietitians at the Georgia Cancer Center wanted to take time to discuss nutrition and cervical cancer, along with all other gynecological cancers. When looking into cancer prevention and survivorship in general, diet and exercise often come up. It is true several cancer types are linked to excessive weight and physical inactivity, including uterine and ovarian cancers. General healthy eating, such as a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and routine exercise can help reduce these risks.

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Should You Take Dietary Supplements to Fight Cancer?

Following a cancer diagnosis, it’s not unusual for individuals to research ways to boost immunity. Oftentimes, patients will head to the pharmacy and purchase an over the counter supplement without consulting their physician or dietitian. Not the smartest move. Many dietary supplements are associated with adverse reactions that may or may not affect the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Therefore, it is imperative that prior to implementation you discuss the usage of dietary supplements with your doctor and/or dietitian.

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Is organic best for reducing cancer risk?

Some consumers these days make a huge deal that organic foods are better than non-organic foods. But that is not entirely true. First off, what is organic? Organic foods are foods that follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) specific guidelines of growing, maintaining, and processing foods to earn the USDA certified organic seal if they are 100% organic.

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Soy, Dairy, and Cancer

Soy and dairy products have been controversial in the past whether they increase or decrease the risk of cancers. This confusion has continued to grow due to the lack of easy to interpret information available to the public. With the continued research throughout the years, studies have shown that when cancer patients incorporate soy and […]