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Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs. 

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Tagged In: Diet, Fitness, health costs, healthcost, Mollie Behan, Nutrition, Physical Activity, prevention, smoking

Urgent Care Facilities

Friday, July 25, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.

An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart alternative.

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Tagged In: emergency room, health costs, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, laboratory, prescriptions, urgent care facilities, X-rays

Workplace Health and Safety: What are the costs?

Monday, July 14, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year.

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Tagged In: Employees, Health, Health Cost, Workplace Safety

UNH Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By: Heather DeMello
The number of high school students with disabilities who plan on continuing their education in college is increasing.
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Tagged In: accommodations, disability, Disability Services, DSS, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, support services, UNH Disability Services for Students, UNH Program

Shake Up Your Workout Routine!

Monday, July 7, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

It is extremely easy to get into workout ruts. Maybe you go to the gym and always do cardio, maybe you only go to step class, or are only focused on getting flat abs for summer. Whatever your rut—Shake it up! 

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, routine, workout

Should you frequent the walk-In clinic?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

Currently in the US, there are roughly 1,600 walk-in medical clinics that reside in drugstores and supermarkets such as CVS, Walgreens, and Target. This number is projected to double within three years due to higher demands of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tagged In: appointments, cost comparison, Health Cost, healthcost, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlbut, medical, physician, retail clinics, urgent-care centers, walk-in clinic

Boost your Brain Health

Monday, June 30, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Nutritionists and doctors have long emphasized the benefits of a low-fat diet, but not all fats are bad for your health! More than just the amount of fat, the types of fat that one consumes is what really matters. There are “good” fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids which play a crucial role in cognitive function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega-3 fats aid in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Tagged In: abstract thinking, Alzheimer’s disease, avocados, brain, brain health, cognitive impairment, decreased visual memory, executive function, fish, flax seed oil, good fat, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, memory, Nutrition, olives, Omega-3 Fatty acids, vascular changes, walnuts

Do You Pursue Perfection?

Friday, June 27, 2014
By: Julie Hurlbut

College students (and all of us) are burdened by the idea that we have to succeed in all areas of our lives to be as well balanced as we can, but when does the idea of being perfect go too far?

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Tagged In: achievable, anxiety, celebrate, Depression, goals, Healthy UNH, Julie Hurlut, Mental Health, Perfection, Perfectionism, realistic, self-esteem, Stress

How to manage IBS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

Let’s talk about IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, a  group of symptoms that effect the large intestine. Approximately 20% of US adults have IBS. The symptoms of IBS can be rather uncomfortable such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and gassiness. Keep in mind, these symptoms could be caused by other factors, and not necessarily IBS.

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Tagged In: abdominal pain, bloating, caffeine, constipation, cramping, fiber, gas, Healthy UNH, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, Nutrition, Stress, Suzy Hogan, water

Improving Your Memory, Improving Your Health

Monday, June 23, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

Ever feel like something’s on the tip of your tongue but you just can’t recall what it is? Or feel like you have so many things to remember, you have to write everything down or else your thoughts will be completely lost? Being a college student, I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of information I have to process, retain and recite.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, memory, Mental Health, Mollie Behan
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