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3 Ways to Survive the Holidays: Finding a Work Life Balance

Monday, December 22, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Monday, December 22, 2014
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With the holiday season upon us, we’re shopping, sending holiday presents, hosting parties, and traveling, This in addition to full filling our typical responsibilities. With all the chaos, how much time do we actually spend with our families and friends? More than 40% of employees neglect other aspects of their life because of work, which may increase their vulnerability to mental health problems.

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Success without the Stress

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Do you feel as though you have a to-do list as long as your arm? One of the most common causes of stress is feeling pressured by a lack of time. The managing of time and the managing of stress go hand in hand. Managing one is necessary to effectively manage the other. Feeling as though you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in can create a significant amount of stress.

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Plan Your Portions for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Monday, November 24, 2014
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For anyone trying to reach or maintain a personal weight goal, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday. With so many delicious food tempting you, it can be difficult to maintain your healthy habits during the holiday season. Splurging on Thanksgiving dinner can set off a domino effect for eating habits throughout the holidays. Take control of the day and jumpstart your motivation for a happy and healthy holiday season. Incorporating fresh vegetables and produce into Thanksgiving dishes can bring health color and flavor to your table!

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Preventative Care Pays Off

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Heather DeMello
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Interested in having a more proactive role in your healthcare? Using preventative care services can decrease the risk of chronic disease while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs. Preventing disease is key to improving America’s health and keeping rising health costs under control. Most health plans must cover a set of preventive health services for children at no cost when delivered by an in-network provider.

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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

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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

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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

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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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