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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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How to be a Good Roommate

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Students can encounter all types of stress during their four years at college. Stress can come from all aspects of life, including your living situation. Having problems with your living situation can have a seriously negative effect on your mental health, and in turn your overall health. Although some things are out of your control, a way that you can try to avoid this kind of stress is to be a good roommate. Chances are, if you know how to be a good roommate, the person/people that you are living with you treat you in the same respect, making your home happy and safe.

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MUB Movies

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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The Memorial Union Building (aka the MUB) is a great place for entertainment with many activities being held every weekend. My personal favorite events of the MUB are the movies they offer. It's a great little date idea for a college budget. MUB movies play on large screen projectors in theaters 1 and 2 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night. They offer two showings of each movie a night, one around 7pm and the other around 9pm. The movies are fairly recent and usually include one comedy and one action.

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Boost your Brain Power

Friday, January 17, 2014

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, January 17, 2014

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Everyone knows that exercising is important to keep our bodies healthy, but what about our brains? Just like the body, the brain needs to be exercised in order to stay optimally healthy. Here are a few easy tips to exercise your brain so it stays sharp for years to come. 

Physical Activity

Doesn’t it seem like everything health related comes back to physical activity? That’s because it does! Being physically active helps boost brainpower and keeps you more alert. So instead of watching a 30-minute TV program, try going for a walk or a job.

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TV Workout

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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You’ve been studying for a huge exam, and you finally take it.It’s over!You’re done and finally free to relax.But wait.You haven’t been to the gym in over 4 days and you feel guilty about just going home and sitting and watching a movie on TV.RELAX.You deserve it.The good news is, that you can get in your workout while relaxing and watching a tv show! 

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What Healthcare Plan is Right for You?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Monday, January 13, 2014

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Healthcare plans can be a complicated topic that many college students like to avoid, myself included! But when one breaks down healthcare insurance plans they are much less daunting and it is very important for students to be smart healthcare consumers! When you begin looking at a plan for yourself it is important to recognize the differences, to find the best plan to fit your needs!

So what are the different plans?

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Fight Fat Fear!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, January 10, 2014

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We live in a fat-fearing world. With all of the non-fat and low-fat products out there, many consumers believe that fat is always unhealthy. There is however a type of fat that everybody can benefit from. Omega-3 Fatty acids have been proven to provide many health benefits. So before you cut the fat do a little research about where you can get Omega-3’s and how they can help you!

Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Equipment Rentals from Campus Recreation

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Are you an outdoor adventure enthusiast? Interested in seeing what the great outdoors can offer you for physical activity? Well the University of New Hampshire offers extremely discounted rental prices for students! Try out kayaking for only $10, or snowshoeing for $8, or all the equipment for a weekend hiking trip! The Hamel Recreation Center tons of great rental equipment, so that you can try out whatever you are interested in without committing to the high prices of buying your own gear!

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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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