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Nutrition

Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, July 28, 2014

                                          Baitong333

With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs. 

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Boost your Brain Health

Monday, June 30, 2014

Author: 
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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How to manage IBS

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

                                      Ohmega1982

Let’s talk about IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, a  group of symptoms that effect the large intestine. Approximately 20% of US adults have IBS. The symptoms of IBS can be rather uncomfortable such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, and gassiness. Keep in mind, these symptoms could be caused by other factors, and not necessarily IBS.

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Focus on Water

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Everyone knows that it is important for humans to consume water. Sometimes the health benefits of drinking water are over looked. Here is a how to guide to consuming more water and the science as to why water is an under rated super drink!

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What does healthy mean?

Friday, May 30, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, May 30, 2014

                                     arztsamui

Health and healthy are words you hear daily. Many people will think of “fitspiration” and thin men and woman as being the picture of health. I disagree with the notion that healthy is synonymous with being thin. Health should be individualized and encompass balance of mental and physical health. 

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Mental Health Month

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Mental Health America has named May Mental Health Awareness month and chose this year’s theme to be “Mind Your Health”. The goal of Mental Health America is to construct public acknowledgement of the importance of mental health on the body and towards overall health. It’s important to recognize how the body and mind interact with each other. Poor health on one can greatly affect the other.

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Benefits of Breakfast

Monday, May 19, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, May 19, 2014

                                      Serge Bertasius

Making time to eat a healthy breakfast can often be put on the backburner. Work is important, but breakfast is just as important- in fact, it’s arguably the most important meal of the day!

What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast?

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Are You Food Safe?

Friday, May 16, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, May 16, 2014

Did you know that your chances of getting a foodborne illness this year are 1 in 6? When we eat and cook healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits and lean proteins we are indeed making the right choices by choosing foods that are beneficial to our health. But what’s also important is making sure that our food is handled, cooked and stored safely and properly!

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Reach for the (Guiding) Stars!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, May 2, 2014

                                   Healthy UNH

Did you know that in addition to the “Wildcat Plate” every UNH dining hall offers Guiding Stars to help pick the best food options for you? Learn to read the stars and create a healthy plate! 

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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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