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The Real Cost of Smoking

Monday, November 15, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, November 15, 2010

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As a nursing major, smoking is a subject that I am very passionate about. I have several loved ones who smoke, and it is difficult to see the impact that it has on their health. Although smoking is starting to decline in public places due to new laws, over 40 million people in America smoke. However, the cost of smoking is not purely physical; over $100 billion per year is spent on health care costs related directly to smoking. Some of the following costs of smoking are:

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Community Health Centers

Friday, November 5, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, November 5, 2010

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Do you have health insurance? Do you find yourself struggling to pay off medical bills? Where do you go if you’ve run out of money and desperately need a medication or medical procedure? Have no fear, Community Health Centers are here!

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Are Tests Always Needed?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 29, 2010

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A review of the UNH Dialogue Series, Too Much Information: “Do I Really Need to Have That Test? Understanding risk and making medical decisions in the age of TMI” By Dr. Gene Harkless

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A co-what? A deductible who?

Friday, October 22, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Friday, October 22, 2010

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The world of health care includes a lot of different payments, fees, and word jumble. Many health plans are so complex that people don’t even know what costs they are paying. This is an important fact to consider for everyone. It is essential when choosing your first health plan to know what the terms mean. However, for those who are evaluating a current health plan or looking for new options, these costs can make a difference. When looking at overall health care costs, it is important to know what each of the key terms mean and what they do.

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Tips on Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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With the cost of health care on the rise, many Americans struggle with finding the right health insurance plan that will give them the coverage they need without breaking the bank. Getting the type of health insurance that is right for you is important so that you can be covered whenever you need it. Before choosing a health care plan, some things that you want to compare are:

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Generics: A Tough Pill to Swallow?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, September 27, 2010

Photo: Courtesy of Graur Razvan Ionut

When you go to the pharmacy, which prescription do you choose? Do you go for the brand-name pill that’s been  around for years or the generic drug to save yourself a little money? What do you base your decision on? Do you  ever wonder if the generics are as reliable as the brand-name drugs?

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The Cost of Being Overweight

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Reported by CNN in February, 2010, the first lady, Michelle Obama spoke about the increasing costs the United States spends on treating obesity related issues and the economic effect. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2009 stating “obese patients spent an average of $1,429 more for their medical care than did people within a normal weight range.” This figure had me thinking, being overweight is not only costly to our health, but costly to our wallets as well.

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