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What to Expect from a Stress Management Appointment at UNH Health Services

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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We all have times in our life when we get stressed out. Whether its work or school, friends or family, or just an overwhelming feeling of having too much on your plate, you are not alone. Millions of Americans feel overworked and overstressed. Personally, I have felt more stressed this semester at college than I have ever felt before. Between work, school, and all of my other commitments I was run ragged. I wasn’t sleeping enough, wasn’t enjoying my free time and always felt as if I could never finish the incredible amount of work that I was assigned.

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Functional Fluid

Monday, November 1, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, November 1, 2010

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Are you aware that you are supposed to drink water even before you feel thirsty? Unknown to many, thirst is actually a sign of dehydration, something which can cause a lot of harm to your body. Water makes up more than 70% of the human body. It is essential for muscles, to aid in maintaining body temperature, the digestive system, skin, and much more. By dehydrating your body, it could lead to negative effects such as impaired blood flow, mental fatigue, and reduced ability to transport nutrients and waste.

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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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Hypnotizing the Stress Away

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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What do you think of when you hear the word hypnotism? Do you envision a person fluttering around stage like a butterfly? Or how about a person on stage that sees everyone in the audience as being naked? Comic hypnotists have shaped our opinions and ideas when it comes to hypnotism and the hypnotic state. What many don’t realize is that hypnotism can actually be used as a stress reduction technique.

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How to Choose Exercise Shoes

Monday, October 25, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Monday, October 25, 2010

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As fall starts and the leaves begin to change color, I find myself ready to go outside and enjoy the crisp air. The sights and smells of fall are invigorating, and make even the most routine walk seem more enjoyable. However, the blisters that I get from wearing my favorite pair of shoes are not enjoyable. This week, I finally broke down and decided that it was time to buy a new pair of shoes that would make my feet feel good, instead of cramped and sweaty.

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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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Too Much of a Good Thing?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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A NPR interview done with UCLA professor Rita Effros, discussed the effect stress plays on the immune system and how a hormone can be too much of  a good thing. Effros states “it all starts with Cortisol, a hormone we produce when we’re stressed”.

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Step it Up

Monday, October 18, 2010

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, October 18, 2010

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Throughout the past three weeks I’ve been wearing a pedometer to count the number of steps I take on a given day. Being a fairly active person who walks to class rather than taking the bus and works as a server at a very busy restaurant in Newington, I assumed that I walked approximately two to four miles per day. What I found, however, absolutely astonished me. On school days, work days, and days where I both went to school and worked I walked approximately two to four, seven to twelve, and ten to fourteen miles, respectively.

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Want a Sweet Sensation?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Author: 
Erica Cross
Friday, October 15, 2010

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I have a huge sweet tooth. Personally, the hardest part of living a healthy lifestyle for me is controlling my sugar intake. Many Americans struggle to live healthier lifestyles, but feel unsatisfied if they don’t have something sweet at the end of the day. While it is important to satisfy your cravings, many desserts are high in fat and empty calories. In order to find some desserts that I could indulge in, I went on a search for some sweet tasting treats that left me feeling satisfied without feeling like I had overeaten.

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Rest Yourself

Monday, October 11, 2010

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Monday, October 11, 2010

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Tests, quizzes, group projects, work, financial issues, social life, and fitting in the gym…..when does it all end? If any of these situations sounds familiar (which most of them probably do for every college student), then you have a great deal of stress factors. The unfortunate thing is that stress doesn’t end once you leave college, only the specific causes do. This may seem like negative news, but it doesn’t have to be. Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Your body actually needs some levels of stress in order to function optimally.

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