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Have you picked a day to quit smoking and want some extra support from the American Cancer Society? If so, try the Desktop Countdown Clock to receive daily quit tips.
USM was recently recognized with the Gold Star Standards of Excellence award by Maine Tobacco-Free College Network for its outstanding achievement in adopting a tobacco-free campus policy. The policy will become effective on January 1, 2013.
Feeling blue this winter? It may be Seasonal Affective Disorder, caused by a lack of light in the winter months. Here is some simple information and ideas to bring to light and alleviate the winter blues.
No need to confine yourself to the gym this season. The Portland area offers up wonderful trails to explore. You can get both your heart rate and your happiness rate up while taking fresh air and sunshine!
Nicci -Tina, the Kick Butts Ambassador, recently appeared at USM to promote a Tobacco-Free campus and to remind people who are thinking of kicking butts to take the challenge of going without smoking on the Great American Smokeout day, November 15th.
There's no cure for the common cold. But what about cold remedies that claim to make you feel better faster? Find out what's effective — and what's not.
World Kindness Day is November 13th. Come on out with the rest of the world and celebrate. The mind/body connection is powerful, try on some positivity!
October is Breast Health Month, so join the campaign to eradicate breast cancer, starting with you!
Everyone feels unhappy at times. It is normal to feel sad after a disappointment or a loss. But, depression is more than those brief periods of sadness. Depression is a medical disorder that lasts longer than normal bouts of the “blues.” Learn more...
Olive Oil in Diet
Already touted for heart health and other benefits, the so-called Mediterranean diet may also be good for your bones, especially when it’s served with extra olive oil.

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Meet Venus Gilley, Provant Health Coach

Welcome Venus Gilley:
Venus Gilley, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and she is excited to bring her experience in nutrition and health promotion to Provant Health and the University of Southern Maine. She will be filling in for Lacey Bouchard. Read more....