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Shop Healthy for You and Your Wallet

Monday, March 31, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, March 31, 2014

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A weekly trip to the grocery store can sometimes turn into a battle with your wallet when shopping on a tight budget.  It is often easier to choose off the shelf or frozen food items which require minimal preparation but typically do not have much nutritional benefit.  It is important to fuel our bodies with the nutrients provided by a well-balanced diet to enable us to keep up with the demands of everyday life.  If Easy Mac with a side of Ramen Noodles has become a familiar meal, then it might be time to expand your grocery list.

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Traveling? Visit the Travel Clinic at Health Services!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, February 17, 2014

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While caught in the middle of studying for exams and writing papers this semester, one thing you are probably looking forward to is spring break. When this week of fun you’ve had planned for so long is so close you can almost taste it, the thought of potentially getting sick before, during or after your trip may not even cross your mind. Wherever your destination may be, the potential for experiencing disease and illness is much greater when traveling.

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Independent Labs

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Have you ever been sent to a lab by your physician for blood work? If the lab is not affiliated with a hospital, it is an independent lab. Quest Diagnostics is one example of an independent lab. Independent labs have no association with hospitals. If you have blood drawn at an independent lab, the results will be sent back to your physician just like they would be if you were to get blood drawn at a hospital lab.

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Important Questions to Save You Cash!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, January 31, 2014

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In this day and age, saving money is at the forefront of many people’s minds, especially when it comes to healthcare. There are all sorts of ways you can try to save money on healthcare and a simple place to start is at the doctor’s office! Health magazine has outlined several questions patients can ask during visits to their primary care provider to try and help save money. Keep reading if you want to hear a few tips!

#1 Ask for the Least Expensive Option

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Health Care Costs: The Facts

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

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I’m sure my fellow college students have some to little awareness about why health care costs are rising.This is such an incredibly important topic to understand because we are running full speed into this part of our lives.Soon, we will no longer be under UNH’s health insurance or our parent’s.Understanding where our health care system is at this point in time is crucial.So, did you know that by the year 2021, Health care spending in the United States will reach $4.8 trillion?That will equal one fifth of our country’s economy.In 2011, 49 million Americans were without health insurance.Empl

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Medical Technology, Increasing or Decreasing Health Care Costs?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Friday, January 24, 2014

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The increase in health care costs can be attributed to a variety of different factors such as the aging population, defensive medicine, hospital costs increases, changes in insurance and much more. A big contributing factor to the increase in cost is medical technology.

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Preventive Care and Minimizing Health Costs

Monday, January 6, 2014

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Monday, January 6, 2014

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The world of health costs can be a mind boggling place. I know that personally, as a college student, its hard to care about health costs. I know that when I’m sick, I go to the doctor and get prescribed a medication and the bill gets sent to my mother. Why should we start caring? Because in the very near future, we will all be on our own, paying our own health care costs.As we enter our later years, we will be more and more at risk for disease. A way that you can lower health costs is by taking advantage of health care benefits for preventive care.

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The Price of Smoking

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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November 21st was the Great American Smoke Out. Here at UNH, students are encouraged to kick the habit by being educated of the harmful effects of smoking and offered resources to help them quit. The Center of Disease Control reports that smoking is the leading preventative cause of disease in the U.S. Smoking causes approximately 443,000 deaths from cancer, lung disease and heart attacks each year.

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Emergency Room or Urgent Care

Friday, November 15, 2013

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Friday, November 15, 2013

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With the costs of health care increasing in all aspects, it is important to understand the difference between emergency rooms and urgent care centers. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, don't hesitate to go to the emergency department of a hospital but if you have a less threatening condition, consider an urgent care facility.

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The Cost of Diabetes

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

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Practicing a healthy lifestyle shows that you truly care about your well being and by exercising and eating right, you can greatly lower health costs.Practicing preventative care will lower the cost of drug prescriptions and doctor visits.Eating a diet low in saturated fats, and living an active lifestyle can prevent diseases like diabetes, which require many medical prescriptions and visits.

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