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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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Lowering Health Costs: Take Care of Your Back!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Friday, September 27, 2013

                 David Castillo Dominici

Health costs is a significant problem in today’s economy. It is very important for college students to be aware of health care costs even if they are not yet accountable for their own health care yet. Because health care costs is not an easy problem to fix, it is our responsibility to limit our own costs. One way that we as college students can lower our personal costs right now and for the future is to protect our backs!

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Kick Your Smoking Habits to the Curb to Decrease Health Care Costs

Monday, August 12, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Monday, August 12, 2013

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Health Cost: Pay your Farmer now, or Pay your Doctor later

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

                                                 Bill Longshaw

There’s no denying the rising costs of health care in our nation. Health spending has been rising steadily for several years. Americans spend nearly 20% of their income on healthcare costs, while on average spending 10% of their income on food. This disparity affects the health of our nation and must be acknowledged and addressed. Considering the age-old adage, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” may be the first step to attempt to reduce healthcare spending—and the key place to start is food consumption.

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Make the Switch to Generic Drugs?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, July 22, 2013

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Being a college student means pinching every penny you have. Whether that means paying for lunch with change, waiting to go grocery shopping until your cabinets are bare or skipping out on going for drinks with your friends because your wallet is empty, almost every students feels the pressure of having limited money. One way to save on your spending is by buying generic versions of the products you use. You can by generic versions of almost everything, but one generic thing that can save you tons of money is drugs, when you are sick or have a cold.

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Are Generic Drugs Safe?

Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

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The day before I left for college after winter break, I stopped at Rite Aid to pick up a prescription that I had just been issued. I pulled up to the drive through window and gave the pharmacist my name and date of birth. The pharmacist then said the worst thing a young college student wants to hear, “Your total comes to $400; your insurance covered the rest.” That was more than I had in my bank account! I eventually researched a generic drug that only cost me $17. It worked exactly the same and was so much more affordable for my tight budget.

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Improve Health to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Friday, March 29, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, March 29, 2013

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In the current economic times, people are looking anywhere they can to cut costs in their life.  According to research conducted by the Milken Institute, more than half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, many of which are preventable. According to calculations by the Milken Institute these diseases cost Americans and the government $1.3 trillion annually. This money comes out of the pockets of Americans as well as from the government, affecting every American in one way or another.

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Health Costs and Healthcare in the US and Italy

Monday, February 11, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Monday, February 11, 2013

The cost of healthcare is a huge issue on the national stage as the United States tries to come to terms with its overwhelming state of national debt. Concern is growing especially among young people who will be given the task of dealing with the mounting debt. The nation’s debt comes from many sources, but healthcare is a big contributor. Healthcare costs exceed nearly 20% of U.S. GDP; a staggering estimated $2 trillion annually.

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Skipping Class Actually Costs Money

Monday, February 4, 2013

Author: 
Kim Mayo
Monday, February 4, 2013

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As the temperature starts to drop, it seems that our immune system also goes down with it. Living in a dorm room, late nights in the library, and eating in the same locations is ideal for the germs also living at UNH. Getting sick often gives students the excuse to miss class. It is true that we are thinking about the other students in class and don’t want to get them sick, but have you ever thought about how much money you are losing?

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Medical Mishap Stories for Cash

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Medical maladies and mishaps are bound to happen to each individual at least once in their lifetime. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, an improper stitch sewn to your wound, or even just the lack of funds to pay for a treatment at that moment.

However, Julie Rovner from NPR states, “there's at least one good thing about the country's inability to control health costs. If you can write a compelling essay about a problem, you could win a thousand bucks.”

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