Vol 5. Issue 36 / November 21, 2005

In Brief

Great American Smokeout
Thursday, November 17 marked the American Cancer Society's 29th annual Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society provides information to help smokers quit on its website at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/ped_10_4.asp and through its 24-hour toll-free “Quitline” at (877) 937-7848.

As a benefit to employees and research associates, reimbursement up to $125 is available for smoking cessation classes. To learn more about this benefit, contact Benefits Administration at benefits@scripps.edu or x4-8487.

Library Tip: Answering Who, What, Where, and Why?
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about library resources and materials are answered on the library webpage under General Information, Library Services, Library Materials, and Where Can I Find?. Does the library have wireless access? Is it open after hours? Need to know the library's visitor policy? Want to know what the Annex is? All of these and much more are answered in these FAQ links. Get to know more about the Kresge Library and how it can serve your research needs. For more information, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, November 28, Wednesday, November 30, and Friday, December 2, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations. The clinics will be conducted at the CVN Building in Room 209, from 11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary. TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday, and individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but hepatitis B immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.

News&Views Celebrates Thanksgiving
News&Views will not be published next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The next issue will be posted by Monday, December 5.


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