These sessions run from 30 – 60 minutes. Cost is $200 per session, including prep, materials and travel unless otherwise noted. Minimum 15 participants for a session, no maximum unless dictated by room size where session will be held.
Heart Disease: Prevention is the Key
This session will review heart disease and its symptoms. Learn about the risk factors leading to heart disease and how you’ll be able to modify those factors to help prevent heart disease.
Strokes continue to cause significant disability and deaths. Prevention is key. Learn what your risks are and how to modify them as we discuss how vascular disease and strokes go hand in hand.
In Partnership with Great Lake Dermatology
Acne: Not Just for Teenagers
There are many myths about acne. And not just teenagers suffer from it. The facts and causes will be discussed and participants will learn about the many different treatment options available today.
Eczema: The Winter Itch
Do you know what eczema is? If you or a loved one suffers from it, did you know that there are home remedies? Learn what the causes are and what treatment options are available.
At this session, old and new treatment options will be discussed as well as systemic issues.
Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know Now
Skin cancer is on the rise. Learn what to look for on your skin and the different types of skin cancer. There are many treatment options, but more important, learn what you can do to prevent skin cancer.
All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Blow: Healthy Stress Management
Learn fast and effective techniques to decrease your stress level while increasing your enjoyment at work and pleasure in your personal life. Learn to identify your personal signs of stress and several ways to immediately decrease your stress level by using healthy and effective stress management strategies.
We all experience anxiety at different times in our lives. However, when it becomes more frequent and intense than normal, we get concerned. This seminar teaches the clinical symptoms of anxiety and practical strategies to overcome it. Additional referral resource information will be provided.
Balancing Work, Family and Personal Needs
Find out how to apply helpful and effective strategies to help you improve the balance in your life to make you feel more in control and empowered. What changes can you make in your life to have more spare time, be relaxed and enjoy life? Come to this seminar and find out!
Customer Service Stress Management Strategies
This seminar helps Customer Service employees with the frustrations that typically accompany this challenging position. Attendees will learn how to improve their effectiveness while remaining professional in their communication with customers, co-workers, vendors and management. The application of these skills will assist customer service professionals in remaining calm and enjoying their jobs when stress gets overwhelming. Q & A time is built in to the final portion of the seminar to discuss specific employee complaints and concerns.
This educational and practical seminar defines the difference between “the blues” and clinical depression. It offers practical strategies to reduce the symptoms of depression, as well as helpful referral resource information for those interested in further information.
Holiday Planning and Stress Management
Learn fun and effective strategies to manage the stress that can accompany the holidays. Learn how to create an effective “holiday planner” activity schedule, explore economical and highly appreciated gift-giving ideas, as well as smart ideas to ensure you squeeze in every ounce of holiday fun while eliminating the holiday stress.
Stress and Depression: What’s the Connection?
This presentation begins by defining various aspects of stress including the different causes of stress, which can sometimes lead to depression. You will be able to identify your own personal symptoms of stress as well as learn about general symptoms of depression; then learn the correlation between them. Finally, we will explore healthy, effective strategies to address and decrease the negative effects of both.
Exploration and Motivation to Change
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink…." This entertaining, informative hour session looks at human motivation. Behavioral researchers have hypothesized that motivation for change is the most important first step toward any action or change in behavior. Come learn the stages of change that a person goes through when making a behavioral change and other helpful tips.
Back Care and Ergonomics
Discuss injury prevention, care for lower back injuries, proper body mechanics, proper lifting techniques and an overview of ergonomics. This is an interactive learning session so participants will be able to demonstrate most of what is taught by the end of the session.
Benefits of Exercise
This session will discuss time and frequency recommendations for exercise and how exercise aids in disease prevention. It will further talk about the FITT (Frequency/Intensity/Time/Type) Principle.
Dynamic Warm Up
This class will focus on warm-up exercises to increase muscle flexibility prior to physical activity. This class goes beyond basic stretching techniques and will involve audience participation so dress appropriately.
A “Round” of Exercises for Golfers
A stretching and techniques class for people who like golf. We will start with a lesson on the importance of stretching before you play and will finish with tips and techniques for a better game. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a club. Fore!
Strength Training 101
Our strength training class will show you the basics of resistance bands and balls and give you easy exercises that you can do at home or at the office. Please wear athletic shoes to this class.
This class will give you a sample of both Yoga and Pilates, and will show you differences between the two. If you have never tried these classes, you won’t want to miss this sampler.
Colon Cancer Prevention
How important is colon cancer? Who is at risk for getting colon cancer? Should you wait for symptoms of colon cancer? Learn how physicians screen for colon cancer.
(Gastro esophageal reflux disease)
This session will cover the symptoms, causes and treatment of GERD. Participants will also learn how to prevent further esophageal damage with recommended life style changes.
Ask a Pharmacist
Learn how to get the most out of your medications and your medication dollars. The presentation can be customized to reflect a specific employer’s drug benefit with assistance from their Human Resources Department. Ample time is provided for questions during and after the presentation.
How to Talk to Your Health Care Provider
This session will explain the information that consumers need from health care providers and how to create and hold a proactive dialogue. Participants will be able to explain the benefits of proactive dialogue concerning their health care and be able to determine the information they need from health care providers.
Preventative Health Screenings
This session will review a preventative checklist. You will learn about cardiovascular risk factors, cancer screening tests, questions to ask your physician, and the importance of routine maintenance.
Sleep and Your Health
Sleep is an important part of health and wellbeing that is often neglected and overlooked in the 24/7 world we have created for ourselves. Studies show that chronic sleep loss degrades every aspect of human performance, but there’s hope. Restorative sleep can play a key role in improving our personal safety, productivity, creativity and overall good health. This session will provide an insight into the importance of sleep and offer tips on how adding more sleep to your day can improve your mind and body.
Staying Healthy in Changing Times
What does stress, money, weight and physical activity all have in common? What we do with each can affect our health. Learn some basics around simplifying your life and adding some healthy lifestyle habits to your day to improve your outlook and the way you feel.
Understanding Your Health care Bill and Explanation of Benefits Statement
Do you get your health care bill and scratch your head? And what is an Explanation of benefits from the insurance company? This presentation will help you navigate through your health care bills and understand how to reconcile them with your insurance explanation of benefits statements.
Headache Pain – You Don’t Have to Live With It
This session discusses the Impact of daily life/work on migraines and headaches. How do you diagnosis the headache - is it a migraine or other type of headache? Treatment options will be explored (what Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare has to offer at the Comprehensive Headache Center as well as a multi-disciplinary approach).
Are You Getting All the Nutrients You Need As You Age?
As people age, they need fewer calories, but the same or even more of certain nutrients. Learn why you need specific nutrients such as calcium, folate and riboflavin - and how to get them.
Caught in a Hamster Wheel? Tips for Healthy Eating on the Run
Do you feel like all you do is go, go, go, and before you know it you have missed breakfast and lunch? This session reviews current trends in American eating patterns and provides practical tips for healthy eating while on the run.
Do you have Portion Distortion?
Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? With the rise of super sizing, grandes, and maxed out meals, no wonder Americans waists lines are expanding! This session reviews recommended portion sizes and provides household items to compare food quantities to help guesstimate if your portions are in the right ballpark.
Don’t Go on a Diet – Fix the One You Have!
Low carbohydrate, high carbohydrate, low protein, high protein, low fat, high fat …this session reviews healthy ways to manage your weight by improving lifestyle habits such as behavior modification tips, smart shopping guidelines, and ideas for making healthy menu selections when eating out.
We all have to eat…and besides providing nourishment, eating is fun, brings pleasure, and is part of celebrations. Many times, we eat when we aren’t hungry or because of our emotions. Learn how our brain plays a part in our eating patterns and changes you can make to positively influence your brain chemistry.
Fad Diets: Getting Your Healthy Weight
This session will cover the dieting mentality and an overview of fad diets. Learn weight loss myths, six signs of a fad diet, and six strategies for a healthy weight. Identify what diet is right for you.
Fast Food: Nutrition in the Fast Lane
Is your excuse for those poor eating habits, “I don’t have time?” Are you spending most of your time at work or in the car and the quickest solution for hunger is convenience? It is time to hit the brakes and fuel your body with the right energy to power through your day. Learn how to make healthy choices at the drive through window.
“Fun”damentals of Label Reading
This session reviews the food label to help consumers make nutritionally sound choices while grocery shopping, compare products to find the nutritionally superior products, and understand health and label claims.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
What basic food do you need to always keep in the house to make a balanced, healthy meal? And can you eat healthy and not spend a fortune? Answer is YES! Learn how to do that by creating a food budget and menu planning. Tips on what to do – and what to avoid – while shopping for food will be shared.
Is Your Food Safe to Eat?
In this session, you will learn how a bacterium gets into food. Identify two types of bacteria related to food borne illness. Learn helpful tips on food selection, food storage, food preparation as well as how to avoid the bacteria danger zone.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All! A Look at the New MyPyramid Plan
The new MyPyramid provides an individualized approach to variety, proportionality, moderation, physical activity, and gradual improvement.
What we eat affects our health and our risk factors for certain diseases. But don’t throw out Grandma’s recipes just yet – learn how you can modify or substitute ingredients to make it a low fat, low sugar, low salt, high fiber meal. Your body will thank you!
The Skinny of Fat and Cholesterol
Fat has a bad reputation and no wonder the craze of low fat, no fat, and trans fat free products! Understand the current fat guidelines, types of fat and cholesterol, the role fat plays in our bodies, and ways to decrease risk for heart disease will give healthy fats the reputation they deserve.
Wise Choices for Wise Families
Do you get home from work only to hear differing opinions of what’s for dinner? Are you finding your family feeding the vegetables to the dog, only to ask “what’s for dessert?” This session addresses the USDA’s recommendations for daily intake as well as provides tips on ways to apply it to you and your family.
This presentation is given in a format in which inaccurate statements about cancer are put forward, then followed up with an explanation of the correct information. This manner of presentation encourages group participation and can lead to more in depth discussions about several different types of cancer, their symptoms, diagnostic work ups, treatments, and prevention-risk reduction strategies.
In this session, participants will learn tips and techniques on how to prevent the following cancers: breast, lung, cervical, prostate, skin and colon.
Signs, symptoms and prevention
Hypertension: The Silent Killer
You can’t see or feel your blood pressure, so you may wonder why this simple reading is so important. Measuring your blood pressure gives your doctor a peek into the working of your circulatory system. A high number means that your heart is working overtime to pump blood through your body. The extra work can cause a weaker heart muscle and potential damage to organs over the years. Your arteries suffer when your blood pressure is high. The constant pounding of the blood against the artery walls causes them to become hard and narrow. This can lead to stroke, kidney failure and other heart condition. Learn how to keep your blood pressure in a normal range.
Osteoporosis is a softening of the bones and is a major public health threat that affects almost 44 million Americans every year. Take control and learn up-to-date information on the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Pre-Diabetes is a serious medical condition that can be treated! Pre-Diabetes is blood sugar (glucose) levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. There is a lot you can do to know your risks and prevent diabetes if you have or are at risk for pre-diabetes. Learn what you can do to halt the progression to diabetes and to “turn back the clock.”
This session will define signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis or “hayfever” and discuss diagnostic strategies for hayfever. Participants will also learn about treatment options.
This session provides an overview of asthma. Participants will learn how asthma is diagnosed, what happens in the lungs and airway, and how to treat and control asthma.
Updates on Smoking Cessation for Smokers and Non-Smokers
Do you smoke or chew tobacco? Are you thinking about quitting? Have you tried before and not been successful? Quitting is not easy for most people. In this session, the benefits of quitting tobacco use will be discussed and learn about the resources that are available and tips for helping you or a loved one quit.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and when detected early, the 5 year survival rate exceeds 98%. Learn your risk factors and the importance of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV): How To Protect Ourselves and Our Daughters
Approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, making it the most common sexually transmitted infection. In this session you will learn about the potential health consequences of HPV and how infection and HPV-related diseases can be prevented. Specific information will be included about the HPV vaccine which works by preventing the most common types of HPV that cause cervical cancer and genital warts.
Menopause and Hormone Therapy
Menopause is usually a natural occurrence that all women ultimately experience. How to cope with the symptoms of menopause and learn about weighing the benefits and risks of Hormone Therapy. This session will cover the latest recommendations on menopause treatment.