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Healthy Illini Podcast

Healthy Illini Podcast

By McKinley Health Center
The Healthy Illini Podcast is a new resource from McKinley Health Center featuring weekly health and wellness topics for our UIUC community. Our 15-20 minute podcasts will help Keep You Well to Excel in the classroom as well as outside of it. Healthcare professionals, campus experts and of course students will come together to engage in conversation about health topics that will lead to self discovery and exploration toward enhancing your wellbeing and overall quality of life. We will also offer resources to continue the conversation with us and others on campus. Come engage with us!
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Ep42 Summer Food Prep and Food Safety
Outdoors, food and fun make the summer months a great time to enjoy friends and family. Join McKinley's Dietitian, Bri Whitted, as she shares tips and tricks to keep healthy and safe while enjoying the warmer months and outdoor food fun. Resources: McKinley Health Education - Schedule an appointment with one of our dietitian's. Call 217-333-2714. FoodSafety.gov: FoodSafety.gov ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
16:26
July 12, 2022
Ep41 Heat Exhaustion
Summer is here and the heat is kicking in. You need to be aware of how heat can affect your body and know the signs of heat exhaustion. Listen in as Todd Johnson, a McKinley Nurse Practitioner, sheds light on the topic and what you need to know to be safe in the warmer temps as they rise throughout the summer. Resources: McKinley Health Center, 217-333-2700, mckinley.illinois.edu Mayo Clinic: Heat exhaustion - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
22:17
June 21, 2022
Ep40 Summer Pet Safety
With the warmer weather, pets are outside more often, which increases the likelihood of different types of injuries and illnesses. There are many ways to decrease the risk of illness and injuries so it’s important to be aware of the risks and warning signs to keep pets safe during the summer months. Resources: University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital (Small Animal Emergency Service – dogs, cats, exotic species)https://vetmed.illinois.edu/hospital/veterinary-teaching-hospital/emergency-24-7/ University of Illinois poison control hotlinehttps://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control Additional poison control hotlineshttps://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/ Heatstrokehttps://todaysveterinarypractice.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/06/T1409C05.pdf https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/heatstroke-in-dogs/ https://ipcblog.org/2012/07/17/hot-dog-summer-pet-care/ ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
20:43
June 07, 2022
Ep39 Campus Sustainability
Campus sustainability is something we all need to be involved in. Our guests from the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment share with us programs that are happening on campus and how units, students, and faculty/staff can contribute to nurturing a more sustainable campus. They will share the importance of being sustainable, concrete action that you can take, and share resources that are available on campus. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES Illinois Climate Action Plan Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Environment (iSEE) iSEE Calendar iSEE newsletter
21:05
May 17, 2022
Ep38 Finding Your Voice (Part Two)
Welcome back to Part Two of Finding Your Voice. As you find your voice, advocating for yourself is an important aspect. It means you are increasing your autonomy as you emerge into adulthood. When you are empowered to have a voice and advocate for yourself, your confidence flourishes and helps lead to success. Our guests from Beckwith Residential Support Services address how their self-advocacy efforts have impacted their wellbeing. RESOURCES: Self Advocacy Resources The Secret to Finding Your Voice Hear My Voice Beckwith Residential Community Prospective PA and Intern Resources
24:20
May 03, 2022
Ep37 Finding Your Voice (Part One)
College is a time for students to discover who they are and what they want to become. Developing your identity is a critical aspect in understanding your needs and finding a voice to advocate for yourself whether you have a disability or not. Our guests from Beckwith Residential Support Services, will shed light on this topic and share their personal journey in finding their voice which helps one navigate various academic and non-academic situations to determine best strategies for contributing to conversations and activities. Tune into part one of a two part series. RESOURCES: Self Advocacy Resources The Secret to Finding Your Voice Hear My Voice Beckwith Residential Community Prospective PA and Intern Resources
22:28
April 27, 2022
Ep36 Quad Questions Part 2 - Mental Health and Stress
We are back with Part Two of our Quad Questions. Students asked a variety of stress and mental health related questions. These focused on how to balance your schedule, to taking breaks, healthful ways to manage stress, how to access counseling, how the pandemic affected mental wellbeing and ways to care for yourself. We will hear from McKinley's Stress Management Educator and a McKinley Mental Health Provider who will share responses to your questions. A student perspective will also be shared from those who connected with you on the Quad. Tune in to learn more! Resources: McKinley Health Education - Schedule an appointment with our Stress Management Educator at 217-333-2714. McKinley Mental Health - Schedule an appointment with one of our mental health providers. Call 217-333-2700. Counseling Center - Schedule an appointment with a mental health providers. Call 217-333-3704. Wellness – Mental Health Resources and Support Services (illinois.edu) ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
25:46
April 19, 2022
Ep35 Quad Questions Part 1 - Nutrition Chat
McKinley student staff took some time on the Quad to ask other students about health and wellness questions. We got some really great engagement with a variety of topics. We decided to split these podcasts into two segments to cover the most popular of questions. Our first one covers nutrition related questions that range from identify a balanced meal, to meal prep, recipes and more. Tune in to reflect on your own eating habits and how you can enhance meal times. Resources: McKinley Health Education - Schedule an appointment with a registered dietitian at 217-333-2714. MyPlate | U.S. Department of Agriculture ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
23:16
April 12, 2022
Ep34 Finals Prep
The Healthy Illini Podcast is a new resource from McKinley Health Center featuring weekly health and wellness topics to Keep You Well to Excel. McKinley's Graduate Assistants from the Health Education Unit share tips for nutrition, fitness and stress management. Finals are right around the corner, so get a head start on preparing. Tune in for helpful reminders, studying tips, and resources you can use during finals week that will keep you well to excel. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: McKinley Health Education Unit, schedule an appointment today with one of our health educators: 217-333-2714 McKinley Wellness App: MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center: 217-333-3704
22:10
April 05, 2022
Ep33 Food Insecurity to Nutrition Security
Our guests today are Melissa Plugh-Prescott from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition on campus and Emily Siebert, a Program Assistant at Campus Rec with the Food Assistance and Wellbeing Program. We will be starting the conversation about food insecurity, it's  growing concern among college populations and the impact it can have on one's wellbeing. Melissa will share research while Emily will share resources and bring awareness to the food pantry at Campus Recreation. Resources: Food Resources » Community of Care » Illinois Food Assistance & Well-Being Program – Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Eastern Illinois Foodbank : Home (eifoodbank.org) Hours & Locations - WESLEY FOOD PANTRY (wesleypantry.org) ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
23:32
March 30, 2022
Ep32 The One Where the Students Take Over Again || A Mid-Season Review of the Staff's Favorite Episodes
McKinley’s marketing staff (Emma Kainz, Joanna Raimo, and Ryan Leshock) share a behind the scenes check in with our host, Matt Schrock. They highlight highs, lows and challenges that have come about as we have produced 31 episodes this academic year. We are proud of the work that has been happening and will continue. We hope that you are enjoying the topics and will be inspired to access resources and continue wellness conversations on your favorite topics with peers. Let us know how we are doing by messaging us on social media. Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) Download the McKinley Wellness App – McKinley Wellness App (illinois.edu)
21:57
March 22, 2022
Ep31 Alcohol Safety & Resources
We are joined today with guests from the Counseling Center’s Alcohol and Other Drug Office. Choosing to drink alcohol is a personal choice! We want to provide some information about being safe, drinking in moderation, and guide our students toward resources to keep them well to excel. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES:  Alcohol & Other Drug Office: Community Alcohol and Drug Resources | University of Illinois Counseling Center Alcohol & Other Drugs Brochure: Alcohol and Other Drug Use | University of Illinois Counseling Center Re-Think the Drink: Re-Think the Drink at the University of Illinois SafeWalks & SafeRides: SafeWalks & SafeRides – University of Illinois Police Department McKinley Wellness App – Going Out: Going Out | McKinley Wellness App (illinois.edu)
17:09
March 08, 2022
Ep30 Safe Spring Break Tips
Spring Break is right around the corner. Many of you will choose to travel or stay home. We are here today with Roger Hobb's, Admin Nurse at McKinley, to address safety tips to be mindful of regarding travel and taking care of your health and wellbeing while you take time to rest and reboot. Resources: McKinley Health Education Unit - Schedule an appointment with one of our health educators who specialize in nutrition, fitness, stress management and sexual health. Call 217-333-2714 to make an appointment today. Download McKinley's Wellness App - Stay connected with health and wellness information and resources on campus. MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
14:38
March 01, 2022
Ep29 Running Preparation and Benefits
With the New Year underway, many people have goals to increase their physical activity. A go-to exercise for most is running. Running brings great benefits to your overall well-being. Hear from McKinley's Athletic Trainer, Michelle Hasselhorst, and our Fitness Educator, Felicia Fordyce, about how to prepare for a run, proper form, and other considerations to put in place before getting started. Many are aiming to join in the Illinois Marathon festivities coming up in April. Get started on the right foot by tuning in to our experts to help you be successful with your running goals. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Couch to 5K - McKinley is hosting this event starting on Monday, March 7th-April 29th at Noon. Check out our calendar of events. McKinley Health Center (illinois.edu) Schedule an appointment with McKinley's Fitness Educator by calling 217-333-2714. Illinois Marathon: Home - Illinois Marathon
18:40
February 22, 2022
Ep28 Athletes from the University of Illinois Football and Softball Teams Talk Staying Well as a Student Athlete
Everyone is on their own health and wellness journey. Two of our very own student athletes, Delaney Rummell with Illinois Softball, and Blake Hayes with Illinois Football, speak about their wellness journey, especially when not in season. They also address sports injuries and how to navigate your wellness during those challenging times. Both welcome continued conversations after the podcast. Listen in!! Resources: Schedule an appointment with one of McKinley Health Education's staff who specialize in a variety of wellness related areas. Schedule a FREE appointment today! Health Education | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Download McKinley's Wellness App from App Store or Google Play to be connect to health and wellness information at McKinley and across campus. MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mental Health Resources: Wellness – Mental Health Resources and Support Services (illinois.edu)
36:54
February 15, 2022
Ep27 In The Know About Gambling
Gambling is hot right now with all the online opportunities, fantasy gaming, sports gambling, and more. Learn about the legal side you need to be aware of from one of our UI attorney's at Student Legal Services. They will also share the dangers of gambling and resources to be aware of when taking part. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Illinois Gaming Board https://www.igb.illinois.gov/ Office of the Dean of Students, Student Legal Services https://odos.illinois.edu/sls/
16:38
February 08, 2022
Ep26 Healthy Relationships
For many people, students included, that brings thoughts to Valentine’s day and relationships. Today we will hear from one of McKinley's mental health providers about relationships and what type of characteristics can indicate a healthy or an unhealthy relationship.  We will also share ways to nurture relationships and identify resources to help someone who may need to eliminate one. Relationship Resources: McKinley Mental Health - 217-333-2700 Counseling Center at UIUC - 217-333-3704 Office for Student Conflict Resolution @ UIUC Alternative Conflict Resolution » OSCR » Illinois Women’s resource Center @ UIUC Advocacy & Support Services | Women's Resources Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Loveisrespect.org Thetrevorproject.org Psychologytoday.com National Dating Abuse Helpline @ 1-866-331-9474 or 1-866-331-4853 Youth can reach out for help by texting “loveis” to 22522 ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) -----
20:18
February 01, 2022
Ep25 How to Become More Physically Active
When New Year's comes around there is one thing that is often at the top of everyone's list; working out. However, it is often easier said than done. Join McKinley's Fitness Educator Felicia Fordyce for a discussion about excercise and movement, and to learn about different ways you can jump-start your exercise regimen to become more active. Also, learn about upcoming opportunities to enjoy moving your body more throughout the semester. Everyone has to start somewhere, so let's jump in! ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Schedule a one-on-one appointment with McKinley's Fitness Educator. Call McKinley Health Education at 217-333-2714. Download McKinley's Wellness App for fitness information and other wellness topics and resources.MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus Recreation offers a variety of fitness classes and other resources to become more physically active. Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) McKinley Fitness Peers Instagram: McKinley Fitness Peers (@fitnesspeersuiuc) • Instagram photos and videos McKinley YouTube Channel: McKinley Health Center - YouTube
17:38
January 25, 2022
Ep24 University of Illinois Police Department
The University of Illinois Police join us today to talk about safety on campus. There are many tips that will be brought to your attention that may often be taken for granted. Keep yourself, your belongings and others safe while on campus. Learn ways to be proactive and resources to take advantage of. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Illini Alerts: Illini Alert – University of Illinois Police Department Campus Safety Booklet: UIPD Campus Safety Booklet.pdf | Powered by Box McKinley Wellness App: McKinley Wellness App (illinois.edu)
21:57
January 18, 2022
Ep23 McKinley Highlights and Spring Spotlights
Today's discussion focuses on McKinley services and how we are aiming to improve student experiences at McKinley. Our Assistant Director of Program Support Services talks about McKinley's values of safety, quality, service, and how we put those into practice. They also address our interest in hearing feedback from students so we can continue to work toward being leaders in college health for our campus community. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: McKinley Website: Feel free to message us on McKinley's website. Contact Us | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign McKinley Chat Bot: Visit McKinley's website to check out our latest chat bot to connect you at McKinley or across campus as needed. McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign McKinley Wellness App: Download McKinley's Wellness App (MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
29:30
January 11, 2022
Ep22 Campus Recreation Highlights and Spring Spotlights
Campus Recreation provides a welcoming environment with sustainable facilities and programs that inspire the University community to engage in recreation and wellness opportunities.Hear from their staff as they highlight activities from fall semester and showcase what's to come for the spring. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Adventure Recreation: Adventure Recreation | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Aquatics: Aquatics | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Campus Bike Center: Campus Bike Center | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Club Sports: Club Sports | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Group Fitness: Group Fitness | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Ice Skating: Ice Skating | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Intramural Activities: Intramural Activities | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Physical Therapy & Athletic Training: Physical Therapy and Athletic Training | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Student Wellness: Student Wellness | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu)
20:59
January 04, 2022
Ep21 Counseling Center Highlights and Spring Spotlights
The Counseling Center provides a broad range of high-quality, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students. Hear from two of their professional staff members about the variety of support they provide students throughout the year. They will touch on highlights from the fall and promote spring activities to look out for. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Counseling Center: University of Illinois Counseling Center Drop In Mindfulness Workshops: Daily mindfulness drop-in workshops on Zoom. The 30-minute workshops will be held each weekday at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday @ 7 Workshops: Counseling Center Paraprofessionals offer workshops that focus on topics that help students grow in their personal wellness. Check out their calendar of events. Recognition, Openness and Insight Series: Counseling Center clinicians, provides an interactive experience that helps you learn mindfulness skills to identify why you’re feeling the emotions you are and accept them; manage stress, anxiety, and other emotions productively; and identify what’s most important to you and prioritize accordingly. Download WellTrack: WellTrack is an app that offers a suite of online tools and courses to help students identify, understand and address mental health issues. You can also access the app via the web, Illinois.WellTrack.com with your Illinois email and password. Kognito: Kognito At-Risk is available to assist our university community with knowing how to approach someone they are worried is in distress and connect them to university resources. Choose from faculty/staff or student modules. There are also specific modules for reaching out to students who are military veterans and those who identify as transgender. You can experience Kognito here.
15:40
December 28, 2021
Ep20 Student Affairs Highlights and Spring Spotlights
Student Affairs is where you live, work out, and hang out. Vice Chancellor Danita Brown-Young will be sharing fall highlights from Student Affairs and spotlight activities, resources and events for the Spring semester. Don’t miss out on learning about how Student Affairs supports you and your Illinois experience. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Home | Student Affairs | University of Illinois Download McKinley’s Wellness App: MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign McKinley’s Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter McKinley YouTube: McKinley Health Center
30:39
December 21, 2021
Ep19 Stay Well At Home
Winter break and the holidays can bring a roller coaster of activities, heightened emotions, and extra time. Hear from some of McKinley’s Wellness Peers on some ideas and activities they engage in over break to keep well and occupy themselves. Be sure to take advantage of some self-care activities while home over break. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Download McKinley’s Wellness App: MHC Wellness App | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign McKinley’s Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter McKinley YouTube: McKinley Health Center
19:25
December 14, 2021
Ep18 Wellness Resources During Finals
McKinley Health Center, Counseling Center and Campus Recreation will share resources and activities that will help support students during finals. Self care is often at the bottom of the list when feeling stressed. Let us remind you of the importance of taking care of you during finals so you can be well to excel. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: McKinley Relaxation Exercises: Relaxation Techniques | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign McKinley Wellness Videos: McKinley Health Center - YouTube Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Campus Rec Student Wellness: Student Wellness | Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) Counseling Center: University of Illinois Counseling Center 
21:52
December 07, 2021
Ep17 Grief and Loss (Part 2)
The second and final part to the Grief and Loss conversation.  The pandemic brought many people unexpected loss from losing loved ones to missing out on rites of passage like starting college. Join our guests as they address grief and loss from a holistic perspective. The two-part episode will hit on signs and concerns around grief to how to help someone who is grieving. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: McKinley Health Center – Schedule an appointment with a primary provider at 217-333-2700. Counseling Center – Schedule an appointment with one a mental health provider at 217-333-3704. Mental Health Resources: Wellness – Mental Health Resources and Support Services (illinois.edu) Student Health Insurance/Mental Health Support: https://si.illinois.edu/faqs
21:00
December 02, 2021
Ep16 Grief and Loss
The pandemic brought many people unexpected loss from losing loved ones to missing out on rites of passage like starting college. Join our guests as they address grief and loss from a holistic perspective. The two-part episode will hit on signs and concerns around grief to how to help someone who is grieving.   RESOURCES:  McKinley Health Center – Schedule an appointment with a primary provider at 217-333-2700.  Counseling Center – Schedule an appointment with one a mental health provider at 217-333-3704.  Mental Health Resources: Wellness – Mental Health Resources and Support Services (illinois.edu)  Student Health Insurance/Mental Health Support: https://si.illinois.edu/faqs 
41:41
November 30, 2021
Ep15 Budgeting and Holiday Shopping
The holidays are upon us! Shopping for friends and loved ones is fun, but it’s also exhausting and can put a dent in our bank accounts. The financial peers from U of I Extension will share tips for shopping on a budget and how to get through the season without feeling financially drained. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Financial Wellness for College Students: http://go.illinois.edu/financialwellness Occasional and Seasonal Expenses chart: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/2021_occasional_and_seasonal_expenses.pdf How can I avoid impulsive shopping? on the Be Centsible blog, written by college students for college students, https://extension.illinois.edu/blogs/be-centsible/2020-01-21-how-can-i-avoid-impulsive-shopping
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November 23, 2021
Ep14 Smoking and Vaping Discussion
A discussion on Smoking and Vaping and effects these can have on your overall health and wellbeing. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: McKinley Health Center - Call to schedule an appointment with a McKinley provider 217-333-2700 Resources and support to quit tobacco: Home | Smokefree Center for Disease Control: How to Quit Smoking | Quit Smoking | Tips From Former Smokers | CDC
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November 16, 2021
Ep13 Alcohol and Nutrition
Alcohol is just like any other food or beverage that we put in our bodies. Therefore, balance and moderation are important. But it’s also important to look at the things we do and choices we make prior, during, and after we’re done drinking. One of McKinley’s Dietitian’s and a McKinley Nutrition Peer shed light on the conversation about nutrition and alcohol and how it impacts your wellbeing. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Nutrition Peers Nutrition Peers (@uiucnutritionpeers) • Instagram photos and videos Call to schedule an appointment with one of McKinley’s dietitians at 217-333-2714 McKinley Wellness App Going Out | McKinley Wellness App (illinois.edu) Counseling Center Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Assessments | University of Illinois Counseling Center Rethink The Drink Re-Think the Drink at the University of Illinois
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November 09, 2021
Ep12 Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. SAD symptoms usually begin in the fall and continue into the winter months. Learn more about SAD and how light therapy might be a solution for you. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also, be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Mental Health Resources: Mental_Health_Resources.pdf (illinois.edu) Season Affective Disorder Video: Seasonal Affective Disorder - YouTube
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November 02, 2021
Ep11 Back Health
Neck and back pain is so common among college-age students. Overloading your backpack, lack of exercise, and poor posture can be contributing factors. Today we are talking with McKinley’s Physical Therapist about back health, posture, and ergonomics. Learn how to improve your back and neck discomfort along with ways to reduce injury. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Posture Video: Improve Your Posture - YouTube
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October 26, 2021
Ep10 Breast Cancer Stories and Awareness
Tune in to hear the stories and perspective of two of McKinley's staff members who were affected by breast cancer. Connect with the conversation, interesting insight and the importance of prevention. For resources and support check out the list of resources in our description. Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: National Breast Cancer Foundation: Information, Awareness & Donations - National Breast Cancer Foundation Mammogram 101 eBook: Mammogram 101 eBook - National Breast Cancer Foundation Susan G. Komen: Breast Cancer Foundation | Susan G. Komen® American Cancer Society: American Cancer Society | Information and Resources about for Cancer: Breast, Colon, Lung, Prostate, Skin
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October 19, 2021
Ep9 Stress Management Pt. 2
College students and stress often go together. Tune into this week's podcast to hear from McKinley's Stress Management Peers and a mental health perspective to help you manage and navigate your stress in a more healthful manner. This two-part episode hits on understanding stress, coping techniques, resources and more. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Online relaxation exercises: Relaxation Techniques | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Join Stress Management Peers: Email mhcpeered@illinois.edu Schedule an Appointment: McKinley Mental Health/ 217-333-2700; Counseling Center/ 217-333-3704 Mental Health Resources: Mental_Health_Resources.pdf (illinois.edu)
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October 15, 2021
Ep8 Stress Management Pt. 1 Ep 8
College students and stress often go together. Tune into this week's podcast to hear from McKinley's Stress Management Peers and a mental health perspective to help you manage and navigate your stress in a more healthful manner. This two-part episode hits on understanding stress, coping techniques, resources and more. ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES: Online relaxation exercises: Relaxation Techniques | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Join Stress Management Peers: Email mhcpeered@illinois.edu Schedule an Appointment: McKinley Mental Health/ 217-333-2700; Counseling Center/ 217-333-3704 Mental Health Resources: Mental_Health_Resources.pdf (illinois.edu)
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October 14, 2021
Ep7 Homecoming: McKinley Alumni Share their Illinois Story
Tune into this special episode of the Healthy Illini Podcast for Homecoming Week! McKinley providers share their Illinois story when they attended the University. For more information: https://homecoming.illinois.edu/ ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) -----
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October 05, 2021
Ep6 Get Your Flu Shot at McKinley!
McKinley offers free flu shots to University students.  RESOURCES: McKinley Flu Shot Campaign, You Call the Shots: Flu Clinic Information | McKinley Health Center | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Outreach Flu Shot Locations: Download a Map of Outreach locations (https://mckinley.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/docs/Flu_map-OUTREACH.pdf) ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) -----
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September 28, 2021
Ep5 Taking Care of Your Sexual Health at Mckinley
Mckinley is here to help you take care of your sexual health. Hear from providers in our medical and mental health units about how they support student's sexual health needs. Our Sexual Health Educator, Kate, from Health Ed discusses services, outreach opportunities, and other resources. Also tune in to learn more about the launch of "Love, Sex, & Health For All" awareness week.  ----- Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ----- RESOURCES:  Sexual Health Peers Instagram - Sexual Health Peers (@shpuiuc) • Instagram photos and videos Women’s Resource Center - Women’s Resources Center | Women's Resources Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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September 21, 2021
Ep4 Understanding Eating Disorders on a College Campus
McKinley Health Center Dietitian Ashley Peters and one of her current patients sit down together to discuss what eating disorders look like on a college campus. Her student discusses what events led her to finally reach out for help and begin utilizing resources on campus to help repair her relationship with food, exercise, and mental health. ------ Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ------ RESOURCES: Nutrition Peers Nutrition Peers (@uiucnutritionpeers) • Instagram photos and videos
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September 14, 2021
Ep3 What does the "Health Service Fee" Cover at McKinley Health Center? (feat. Dr. Parker) Ep 3
Dr. Parker, Director of McKinley Health Center and a.k.a "The Spit Doctor," shares what services students can access and take advantage of at McKinley as the campus health center that is affiliated with the University of Illinois. He also speaks to some innovations we have pushed to the forefront such as tele-health in addition to other self service opportunities like our vending machine and wellness app. A couple University Wellness Ambassadors addressed some common questions students have about McKinley and healthcare services. Learn more about McKinley and what your health service fee provides you. ------ Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
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September 09, 2021
Ep2 McKinley Wellness Peers
Interested in volunteering and passionate about health and wellness? McKinley Health Center is looking for wellness peers. In this episode of Healthy Illini listen to current wellness peers talk about why they got involved, the benefits, and how they connect with other students about health and wellness information. ------ Want to connect with us? Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV) ------ RESOURCES: Stress Management Peers Stress Management Peers (@smp.uiuc) • Instagram photos and videos Nutrition Peers Nutrition Peers (@uiucnutritionpeers) • Instagram photos and videos Sexual Health Peers Sexual Health Peers (@shpuiuc) • Instagram photos and videos Fitness Peers McKinley Fitness Peers (@fitnesspeersuiuc) • Instagram photos and videos Special Populations Specpops (SPSHCC) (@specpops_uiuc) • Instagram photos and videos Peers Group Email mhcpeered@illinois.edu
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August 31, 2021
Ep1 Meet The Students Behind The Healthy Illini Podcast
The Student Producers of the Healthy Illini Podcast, sponsored by McKinley Health Center, give audiences a behind-the-scenes look into how the podcast is created and also share reasons for why someone should listen in. Stream now to listen to this exclusive episode of Healthy Illini! ------ Want to connect with us?  Leave us a voice message through our Anchor Homepage (anchor.fm/mckinley-health-center) or email us at mhcmarketing@illinois.edu. Also be sure to follow us on our social media pages for more health and wellness content. Instagram: @mckinleyhealthcenter (https://www.instagram.com/mckinleyhealthcenter/) YouTube: @McKinleyHealthCenter (https://www.youtube.com/user/MHCMcTV)
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August 24, 2021
Healthy Illini Podcast Trailer
Introducing a new podcast coming to UIUC called Healthy Illini Podcast.  First full episode coming at the end of August.  Follow McKinley Health Center on Instagram, McKinley Health Center (@mckinleyhealthcenter), for podcast news and updates.
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July 29, 2021