Posts Tagged ‘Let’s Get Healthy!’

“Nurture Your Nature” Wins Serious Play Award

Let’s Get Healthy!’s new game about epigenetics has won a 2014 International Serious Play Award silver medal!  The Serious Play Awards honor exceptional examples of corporate, military and education games, as well as games for good.  The “Nurture Your Nature” game has been used to teach epigenetics to middle school students and will be demonstrated at the 2014 Serious Play Conference at the University of Southern California in July.  Play the game! For a full … Read More

What’s up with Epigenetics?

Did you know that your choices can alter the way your DNA works – all without changing the “letters” that make up your genetic code? You may have heard of genetics, but what about epigenetics? It is a brand new field of science and was even recently featured on NPR! In collaboration with epigenetic researcher, Dr. Mitchell Turker, at the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, Let’s Get Healthy! developed a set of classroom lessons … Read More

Let’s Get Healthy! studies sleep and health in hospital employees

On January 30 – February 1, Let’s Get Healthy! traveled to Bend, Oregon, to kick off a one year study on sleep and health in employees at the St. Charles Medical Center. This study will examine how work schedule and sleep patterns may influence dietary habits, body composition, attention, and short-term memory among hospital employees. This event was our first trip to Bend and is part of an exciting new partnership between OHSU and St. … Read More

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