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It’s better to run when the weather is fun!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Do you feel like you are spending way too much time indoors whether it be in class or your room? Well a great way to appreciate the beautiful weather is to go for a run outside! Running is a great form of exercise that has numerous health benefits.  Going for a run can help strengthen your muscles, help build strong bones, lower your risk for heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and even improve your mood and mental health.

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Cost Variation: Why does the same medical procedure vary in cost?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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Jessica Palmer
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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In this day and age many consumers are concerned about finances, and no one wants to pay more than they have to. When it comes to health care procedures, they can get expensive fast. Did you know that prices of the same procedure vary from location to location, but the quality of service isn’t necessarily a factor? This is called cost variation.

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Age of Champions!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, September 22, 2014

Regularly exercise and physical activity are essential to support overall health at any age. The ability to maintain an active lifestyle becomes increasingly important as individuals age. The National Institute on Aging reports that regular physical activity in adulthood can result in many long-term health benefits and reduce the risk of acquiring diseases or disabilities associated with aging, such as arthritis, heart disease or diabetes.

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National Yoga Month

Friday, September 19, 2014

Author: 
Audrey Walker
Friday, September 19, 2014
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            September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.

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It All Starts with a Good Choice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author: 
Brenna Robinson
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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The school year has just begun, now is great time to start healthy eating habits. Starting new eating habits can be difficult. Where do you start? In the dining halls all the food that is served has little green cards with all the nutritional facts needed to make a healthier choice. In addition to the nutritional cards  you can also find the Guiding Stars. These stars shown will help guide you to better options at the dining halls.

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Breakfast Blends with a Boost

Monday, September 8, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, September 8, 2014

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Busy lifestyles have recently caused breakfast to become more of an afterthought than a priority. Does grabbing a banana while heading out the door sound all too familiar? As much as we would love to sit down to an omelet and cappuccino before work, most of us don’t have the time to get our healthy eating on. Well, time is no longer an excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day. Smoothies packed with nutrient rich fruits and vegetables are a great way to jumpstart your day!

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Urgent Care Facilities

Friday, July 25, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, July 25, 2014

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With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.

An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart alternative.

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UNH Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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The number of high school students with disabilities who plan on continuing their education in college is increasing.

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Shake Up Your Workout Routine!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, July 7, 2014

                                 Lyin Schramm

It is extremely easy to get into workout ruts. Maybe you go to the gym and always do cardio, maybe you only go to step class, or are only focused on getting flat abs for summer. Whatever your rut—Shake it up! 

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Should you frequent the walk-In clinic?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Currently in the US, there are roughly 1,600 walk-in medical clinics that reside in drugstores and supermarkets such as CVS, Walgreens, and Target. This number is projected to double within three years due to higher demands of newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act.

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