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Did you know?

Endometriosis is a common health problem in women in which the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus.

  • Symptoms can include pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis, or lower back, painful menstrual cramps, infertility and fatigue.
  • To help prevent this condition, it can be helpful to exercise regularly, keep a low amount of body fat and to avoid large amounts of alcohol and caffeine.

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the United States. It is often detected through colonoscopies, stool tests or sigmoidoscopies.

  • Approximately 90% of people live 5 or more years when diagnosed early through testing.
  • About 1 out of every 3 adults between the ages of 50 and 75 are not being tested according to the recommended guidelines.
  • Approximately 23 million adults have never been tested.


The Thrive Across America challenge is here!

The Thrive Across America challenge has begun and is off to a great start! 445 people have registered to participate in the program and 41 teams have been formed. This means that we have surpassed the number of people who registered to participate in the Fall of 2012 by 173 participants and by 26 teams!


A raffle will be held weekly amongst the winners in each catagory who are actively logging activity. Congratulations to allour weekly winners, and keep up the good work!


Most days logged:

  • Cathy Deutscher (CRC)
  • Grace Austin (SCC)

Demonstrated improvement:

  • Amy Gaudard (ARC)
  • Sandi Thacker (DO)
  • Atsuko Chursenoff (DO)

Team with highest score: Crazy Dingos (ARC):

  • Damon Antos
  • JaNay Brown-Wood
  • Rebecca Leveille


The prize for week #2 was a medium sized, apple-shaped cutting board.

Campus with highest number of active participants/most teams registered: ARC

  • Michelle Brock
  • Lisa Parrinella
  • Bill Simpson
  • Tammy Montgomery
  • Diana Hicks
  • Teresa Wigner
  • Joyce Lee
  • Mary Lou Nugent
  • Judy Parks
  • Joan Brenchley


The prize for week #3 is a journal to chart your progress on your healthy journey!

Highest number of capped minutes:

  • Amanda Corcoran (ARC)
  • Fong Vang (SCC)
  • Nancy Bertoglio (ARC)
  • Ron Richardson (FLC)

Increase in capped minutes from weeks 2 to 3:

  • JP Sherry (DO)
  • Lisa Parrinella (ARC)
  • Marilyn Hawley (ARC)

Team with the most stars earned: Crazy Dingos (ARC):

  • Liz Johnson

Team with largest increase in rank: ARC - Walking Partners

  • Liz Johnson

Important dates and deadlines:

  • Competition ends: Monday, April 7th
  • Last day to log activity: Tuesday, April 8th at 9:59 p.m.
  • Activity logging/online features: Available until February 10, 2015

Thrive Across America is an online physical activity program. As you record your physical activity, you will move along a virtual route that leads you on a journey from Cohos to Kings Canyon, including stops at places of interest along the way. In addition, each day you log 30 minutes or more of activity, you earn a star and an opportunity to win prizes! The more stars you earn, the higher the score you will receive. Employees at any fitness level are encouraged to participate and can do so on an individual basis or as a member of a team.

Click here to register!


The team competition portion of the Mix It Up Program ended May 20, 2013. Please note that individuals will still be able to continue to log their information through March 25, 2014. If you have not completed it already, you will be asked to complete a program evaluation the next time you log in to Mix It Up. We sincerely appreciate any feedback you provide as it will be used to assist us in the planning of potential future activities. A big thank you again to all who participated, and keep up the good work!


Did you miss the webinar on Combating & Preventing Diabetes or Food & Mood? Those webinars and many more are archived on the Health Talks website.



Get helpful tips on health and wellness from Weight Watchers, Compsych, VSP and Kaiser.


Visit our Community Events page for upcoming activities in your area.


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