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Iron Deficiency

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

                                         KEKO64 

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, especially among young women.Iron is essential to making hemoglobin, a part of red blood cells that transports oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout our body.When our bodies do not receive enough iron, it becomes iron deficient and our red blood cells can no longer properly carry oxygen.Symptoms of iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, headache and dizziness.

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Medical shopping and Rising Health costs

Monday, April 21, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, April 21, 2014

                               Kiatying-Angsulee

Excessive medical procedures can be hazardous to your health—and your wallet. Making medical decisions without even considering cost has contributed to skyrocketing health care spending and waste. What’s most astounding is that doctors often aren’t aware of the price of the procedures they recommend.  For example, a $15.44 blood test is able to check a person’s electrolyte levels, blood sugar, kidney and liver function, but there is a considerably cheaper option available.

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“The Anonymous People” MUB movie/discussion

Friday, April 18, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, April 18, 2014

                                      Naypong

On Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm a documentary film will be played in the MUB Theater 2 titled “The Anonymous People”. Health services, S.A.F.E Peer Education, and the UNH Department of Social Work sponsor this event.

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Hike for better Health

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                                  graur razvan ionut

As the ground is finally unthawing and the leaves are starting to grow, it's time to start getting outdoors again! Spring is finally (FINALLY) here and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while working out? One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. It's a really great form of exercise and can also be good for your mental health.

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Healthiest Nation in One Generation

Friday, April 11, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Friday, April 11, 2014

                                    Healthy UNH

               Happy National Public Health Week!This week, April 7-13th 2014, celebrates the advances and importance of public health.Each day of the week has a different theme related to public health which you can check out in more detail at nphw.org.Today's theme is Healthiest Nation in One Generation.

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Eating Well for Public Health Week

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Thursday, April 10, 2014

                                    Stuart Miles

Public Health Week is recognized as April 7th to the 13th. One of the themes for this movement is eating well, which is being recognized on April 10th. The National Public Health website contains information on what government agencies are working on to improve food choice and eating habits among Americans. There are many ways that UNH has tried to encourage students and staff to make healthier choices.

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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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