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National Public Health Week: Get out Ahead

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

                                           Getideaka 

“Prevention must become a national obsession”- Richard Carmody, US surgeon general 2003.

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Don’t Panic!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

                                     Stuart Miles

The American Public Health Association’s National Public Health Week, taking place this April 7th- 13th, emphasizes the importance of ensuring that you, your family, and your community are equipped during emergencies and disasters. When in times of crisis or disaster, it is only humane for us to feel a sense of panic or fear when dealing with difficult situations.

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UNH: Being Healthy From the Start!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, April 7, 2014

                                         Naypong

Today marks the start of National Public Health Week, and the American Public Health Association is launching their annual event with a day to emphasize the importance of “Being Healthy from the Start”. The APHA reports that public health begins at home. It is imperative for families and other members of the community to address health and development beginning at an early age.

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Calcium: Bone up for Health

Friday, April 4, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Friday, April 4, 2014

                                             artur84

Campaigns pushing milk rich in calcium as the answer to strong bones are notorious. But does the saying “got milk?” really translate into “got strong bones?” There is in fact an important message behind the infamous milk mustache. Calcium is a mineral that is not only important for the body’s nervous and cardiovascular systems, but is vital to our bone health. Approximately ninety nine percent of the body’s calcium reserve is stored in our bones and teeth to support their structure and function.

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Sleep is the Best Medication

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

                                      Stuart Miles

March 7th through the 13th was National Sleep Awareness Week. As busy college students, we tend to neglect sleep. After all, we have so much to get done in a day that sleep is usually put on the back burner. People who sleep poorly are significantly more likely to develop mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, and are more susceptible to have changes in mood and stress levels. For our mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, it is important that we are all getting the recommended amount of sleep a night, which is approximately eight hours.

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Shop Healthy for You and Your Wallet

Monday, March 31, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, March 31, 2014

                                             Ambro

A weekly trip to the grocery store can sometimes turn into a battle with your wallet when shopping on a tight budget.  It is often easier to choose off the shelf or frozen food items which require minimal preparation but typically do not have much nutritional benefit.  It is important to fuel our bodies with the nutrients provided by a well-balanced diet to enable us to keep up with the demands of everyday life.  If Easy Mac with a side of Ramen Noodles has become a familiar meal, then it might be time to expand your grocery list.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, March 28, 2014

                                      UNH SHARPP

During the month of April, the UNH community as well as many other communities across the nation will be participating in Sexual Assault Awareness Month.The National Sexual Violence and Resource Center states that the Sexual Assault Awareness Month is intended to “raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.”

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

                         rakratchada torsap

 

Healthy, yummy, and cheap??! Impossible you think, I’ll prove you wrong!

As college students, sometimes food can become a lesser priority when you have tests, assignments, work, and etc. If you live in an apartment on campus I have some tips on how to eat healthy while not breaking your budget!

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Kick Butts to Boost your Mental Health

Monday, March 17, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, March 17, 2014

                                              digitalart

Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in.

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Tea Time

Friday, March 7, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, March 7, 2014

                                    zirconicusso

What’s better than enjoying a nice cup of tea to either jumpstart your day or wind down at night?

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