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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

                                             Stuart Miles

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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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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