New overnight security measures added to our Main entrance starting Monday, Aug. 15
On Sunday, we say “goodbye” to our fantastic screeners who were in place 24/7. We owe this team an outstanding debt of gratitude!. As we’re about to move to passive screening already begun by other local hospitals, for security reasons our main entrance will be locked from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. starting Monday, Aug. 15.
The main entrance will still be the point of entry for overnight visitors and non-emergency patients. Outside the entrance, a new video intercom is being installed that connects with our switchboard. Staff there will be able to see and speak with the person wanting to enter then remotely unlock the door while remaining in a secure area.
Tools for Optimizing Sleep & Sleep-Wake Timing
Some of you may be familiar with Andrew Huberman, PhD, and his amazing podcast which discusses the latest in scientific research and how to optimize one’s wellbeing. The most recent episode focuses on improving your sleep through a variety of tools and supports and can be found on podcast streaming services. You can also find the episode on the Huberman Lab podcast’s YouTube page (which is timestamped so you can fast forward to topics which are of greatest interest). This podcast, and the work of Dr. Huberman, has been heavily promoted in GGH wellness initiatives, and a webinar summarizing his earlier information on sleep can be found on our GGH eLearning page, called “Healthy Workplace Month Sleep Strategies Seminar.” To find this webinar, please log into eLearning and click on the following:
Course Catalogue > By Category > Additional GGH Courses > Health and Wellness
Homewood Life Lines – Stigma and Addiction
The relationship between addiction and stigma is undoubtedly complicated. On the one hand, we see portrayals of addiction popularized through media, entertainment, celebrities, and influencers. It could be argued that these play a role in glamorizing or encouraging it. Societal influence is hard to ignore. Today it’s relatively common to hear how an activity like shopping, working long hours or having a particular fondness for a certain food is being casually described as “addicting.” We also hear people describe themselves as shopaholics, workaholics or even chocoholics.1 Interestingly, the suffixes “-aholic, -oholic, or holic” are directly derived from the word “alcoholic” and used to indicate “items to which people had become dependent or had an abnormal desire for.”
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2022 Canadian National Exhibition – Deadline approaching to still save 46%!
Purchase your CNE tickets online with your unique corporate code and save! CNE Corporate Rates are the lowest available. You save off gate prices and retail partner prices too — up to 46%! See below.