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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

                                             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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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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UNH Sisters in Step

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Friday, March 21, 2014

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You may have seen the sisters of SIS performing at local events, such as UNH homecoming, Relay for Life and Apple Harvest Festival in Dover.For those of you aren’t familiar, Sisters in step is UNH’s premiere all female hip hop and step team.Formed over a decade ago, SIS is a student run organization consisting of twenty girls who share the goal of promoting sisterhood and unity through step.Step dancing is general term used to describe any form of dancing where the emphasis lies in the footwork.A lot of people tend to automatically envision the traditional Irish step dance, when they hear t

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Kick Butts to Boost your Mental Health

Monday, March 17, 2014

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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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Workout without the Hassle

Monday, March 10, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Monday, March 10, 2014

January gym crowds and early semester stress can make working out seem like more of a chore than an enjoyable activity. Going to the gym can be a fantastic way to get fit, but it’s not the only way. You can participate in a variety of physical activities at home or outside that will give you the same health benefits and make exercise a fun part of your everyday life. They key is to find activities that correspond with your personal interests.

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