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This Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9, the University will host its annual HealthDays Wellness fairs at the Lake Shore and Water Tower campuses as part of the Benefits Open Enrollment period. Similar to past years, the fairs will feature free biometric screenings for benefits-eligible employees enrolled in Loyola’s Advantage PPO (BlueCross BlueShield) plan, flu shots (for everyone), and a vendor fair.

The Health Sciences Campus hosted its wellness fair last week on November 1.

Biometric screenings and flu shots are a great way for employees to get a jump start on their health goals for the upcoming 2013 year and better understand their current health status.

The biometric screening involves height, weight, and blood pressure measures and a finger-stick blood test.  The basic biometric screening includes some health-behavior questions, blood lipids (total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol), glucose, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and health coaching. The expanded biometric screening includes LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Registration is required. Click here for details on how to register.

The HealthDays fairs run on the following days:

Thursday, November 8 (Lake Shore Campus)
Vendor Activities: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Simpson Multipurpose Room
Biometric Screenings: 7:30 a.m. to Noon in Regis Hall Multipurpose Room
Flu Shots: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Regis Hall Multipurpose Room

Friday, November 9 (Water Tower Campus)
Vendor Activities: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Beane Hall, 13th Floor, Lewis Towers
Biometric Screenings: 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers
Flu Shots: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers

The fairs are part of the University’s enhanced 2012 Wellness Program that includes more opportunities for employees to achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle. Participating in the fairs is just one of many ways employees can take an active role in their health. Other features of the 2012 Wellness Program include the Pumpkins in the Park 5K that took place in October, Wellness Wednesday seminars, discounted WeightWatchers program participation, and more.

More information regarding HealthDays and Benefits Open Enrollment, which will run from November 1–21, is available here. Other benefits-related questions can be directed to Human Resources at 312.915.6175.