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Stressed about work? No worries, UNH is here to help!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014
Mental Health, Stress, Healthy UNH

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Are you an employee at UNH trying to find that balance between work and spending time with your family? Has work been stressful since the start of the new semester? Well UNH is here to help!

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Urgent Care Centers-New Alternative to ER

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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It’s Saturday afternoon and your 6-year old son falls and injuries his wrist during a soccer game. His wrist is now tender and swollen, but your physician’s office is closed for the weekend. What do you do? When someone needs immediate medical care the first line of advice is to seek help at the nearest emergency room. But is this truly an emergency? A trip to the emergency room almost always involves a long wait and a high copay.

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Employee Flu Vaccines

Monday, October 13, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Monday, October 13, 2014
Employee Flu Vaccines

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With flu season right around the corner, it’s important to do what you can to prevent yourself from contracting the virus. The UNH Durham flu clinics have been scheduled for different locations, days and times to give flexibility for employees to attend.

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Talk it out!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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Day after day, you are sitting at your desk and closed off from everything. You can feel the stress piling on as the day continues and there seems to be no end. You hope that when you get home it will not follow, but it does. You often go to others to talk about your day and how stressful it was. This may feel like a constant therapy session with your friends, but the benefits of being social have been proven to lower stress and improve mental health

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UNH Homecoming 5k

Monday, October 6, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Monday, October 6, 2014
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Homecoming weekend is right around the corner, which means fall weather, school spirit, a football game, and of course a 5k road race to start it all off! The race begins at 9am on Saturday, October 11th above the train tracks in front of the Whittemore Center. Coordinated by Campus Rec, the 5k has been a highlight of homecoming for many community members over the years. Campus Rec has a map posted online tracing the running route so you know what to expect.

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National Mental Health Awareness Week

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Thursday, October 2, 2014
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October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!

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Wildcat Workout Project

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Trying to find time in your schedule for working out can be difficult. With your crazy work and life schedule you find yourself stressed and loosing time for a good workout. Have you ever thought about working out in the morning? When is the best time to work out for you? Some people have more time in the morning before to get a workout in. Others find it easier in the afternoon.

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Get Out and Move

Monday, September 29, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Monday, September 29, 2014

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Durham is alive again with the buzz of returning students! Campus is back in full swing with classes starting and friends reuniting. With so many changes happening, it can be hard to keep your head on straight and manage your stress. Maybe you’re an incoming freshman and are having a hard time adjusting to dorm life or making new friends. Maybe that first day of that Biochemistry class made it seem like it will be way over your head. Maybe you’re not comfortable in your dorm yet and don’t feel at home.

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It’s better to run when the weather is fun!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Do you feel like you are spending way too much time indoors whether it be in class or your room? Well a great way to appreciate the beautiful weather is to go for a run outside! Running is a great form of exercise that has numerous health benefits.  Going for a run can help strengthen your muscles, help build strong bones, lower your risk for heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and even improve your mood and mental health.

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Cost Variation: Why does the same medical procedure vary in cost?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Author: 
Jessica Palmer
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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In this day and age many consumers are concerned about finances, and no one wants to pay more than they have to. When it comes to health care procedures, they can get expensive fast. Did you know that prices of the same procedure vary from location to location, but the quality of service isn’t necessarily a factor? This is called cost variation.

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