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Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, July 28, 2014

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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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Workplace Health and Safety: What are the costs?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Author: 
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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Preventative care: saves lives and dollars!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, May 23, 2014

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Many people associate health care with high prices. However there are ways to lower your costs, like taking advantage of preventative health services. Many health plans cover the co-insurance and copayments that is associated with preventative services because it costs much less to prevent illness then to treat it. Preventative care can save you money by limiting your sick days and preventing costly doctors visits. 

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Don't ditch the dentist!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Monday, May 5, 2014

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The dentist may not be everyone's favorite place to go and it may be tempting to ditch a few visits but skipping on these appointment could cause much more harm than an uncomfortable visit.  Just think about all the things we use our mouth for, talking, singing, eating. It's important to keep our mouth healthy so that we can continue using it without any pain.

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National Public Health Week: Get out Ahead

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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“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

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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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Traveling? Visit the Travel Clinic at Health Services!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Monday, February 17, 2014

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While caught in the middle of studying for exams and writing papers this semester, one thing you are probably looking forward to is spring break. When this week of fun you’ve had planned for so long is so close you can almost taste it, the thought of potentially getting sick before, during or after your trip may not even cross your mind. Wherever your destination may be, the potential for experiencing disease and illness is much greater when traveling.

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Comparative Effectiveness Research: What is it?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Doesn’t it seem like we are always hearing about how we can lower health care costs? Do you ever wonder if there are any good things that are being done by medical organizations to help us in the battle of rising health costs? Well here is something that I recently learned about; comparative effectiveness research. 

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Lowering Health Costs: Take Care of Your Back!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Author: 
Mary Houghton
Friday, September 27, 2013

                 David Castillo Dominici

Health costs is a significant problem in today’s economy. It is very important for college students to be aware of health care costs even if they are not yet accountable for their own health care yet. Because health care costs is not an easy problem to fix, it is our responsibility to limit our own costs. One way that we as college students can lower our personal costs right now and for the future is to protect our backs!

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