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Urgent Care Centers-New Alternative to ER

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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It’s Saturday afternoon and your 6-year old son falls and injuries his wrist during a soccer game. His wrist is now tender and swollen, but your physician’s office is closed for the weekend. What do you do? When someone needs immediate medical care the first line of advice is to seek help at the nearest emergency room. But is this truly an emergency? A trip to the emergency room almost always involves a long wait and a high copay.

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Age of Champions!

Monday, September 22, 2014

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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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Breakfast Blends with a Boost

Monday, September 8, 2014

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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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UNH Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

                                         Praisaeng

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

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Boost your Brain Health

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Monday, June 30, 2014

                                          antpkr

Nutritionists and doctors have long emphasized the benefits of a low-fat diet, but not all fats are bad for your health! More than just the amount of fat, the types of fat that one consumes is what really matters. There are “good” fats, such as Omega-3 fatty acids which play a crucial role in cognitive function, as well as normal growth and development. Omega-3 fats aid in the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, inflammatory diseases and cancer.

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Workplace Health and Safety: What are the costs?

Monday, June 16, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Monday, June 16, 2014

                                        Praisaeng

Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year. Daily work tasks that involve reaching and lifting, bending, sitting, pushing/pulling, keyboarding, using tools, operating machinery are often performed incorrectly. The stress of improper lifting and sitting techniques accumulates over time and wears the body down. Workplace injuries and illnesses have a major impact on employer costs.

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Medical shopping and Rising Health costs

Monday, April 21, 2014

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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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UNH: Being Healthy From the Start!

Monday, April 7, 2014

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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

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Heather DeMello
Friday, April 4, 2014

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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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Shop Healthy for You and Your Wallet

Monday, March 31, 2014

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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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