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Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports, Fitness, Healthy UNH
Monday, November 3, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

Do you love to play sports but don’t have the time to commit to a club or university team? If so, intramural sports are a great alternative for you! UNH offers over 20 different types of intramurals, including traditional games such as soccer, flag football, and field hockey and some rather untraditional sports like broomball or wheelchair ultimate Frisbee. Virtually anyone can play: undergraduate, graduates, faculty, and staff members. The only extra qualification for employees is that you must be a member of the Hamel Rec Center.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, Fitness, Hamel Rec, Healthy UNH, Intramural Sports, Physical Activity, Physical Activity

Preventative Care Pays Off

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

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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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, MyPath2Wellness, prevention, Preventive Care

Stay Active This Fall with Outdoor Adventures

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Monday, October 27, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are falling, but that doesn’t mean you have to huddle up for winter quite yet. Campus Rec Outdoor Adventures is offering some great fall trips to stay active outside before the snow falls. It’s mid-semester and many students are getting bogged down with school work, but it is important to continue exercising and getting physical activity even as we start to head indoors more.

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Tagged In: active, Campus Rec, Chocorua, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Hiking, Jessica Palmer, Outdoor Adventures, Pawtuckaway State Park

Feeling sick? Go to the Employee Clinic where you can feel happy and healthy!

Friday, October 24, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Have you been feeling under the weather lately? Do you want to go to a doctor but don’t have any time to go because of work?

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Tagged In: Employees, Health Cost, healthcare consumerism, UNH Employee Clinic

Independent Labs

Independent Labs, Health costs, Healthy UNH
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Independent labs, what are they? Frequently your health care provider asks you to get some lab work done. You may have gone to the hospital to get this lab work done. But is this always the best choice now? With healthcare cost rising in hospitals, our nation is seeing an increase of independent care facilities.

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Tagged In: blood work. UNH Employee Clinic, Brenna Robinson, Care First, cost efficient, health costs, healthcare consumerism, Healthy UNH, Independent Labs, Quest Diagnostics

Stressed about work? No worries, UNH is here to help!

Mental Health, Stress, Healthy UNH
Monday, October 20, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Are you an employee at UNH trying to find that balance between work and spending time with your family? Has work been stressful since the start of the new semester? Well UNH is here to help!

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Tagged In: APS Healthcare, EAP, emotional health, Employee Assistance Program, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Overwhelmed, Physical, Preventive, Stephanie Schmeltzer, Stress, Support, UNH Counseling Center

Urgent Care Centers-New Alternative to ER

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

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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Tagged In: consumerism, emergency, emergency room, ER, Health care, Heather DeMello, injury, medical care, save costs, Urgent Care, urgent care center

Employee Flu Vaccines

Employee Flu Vaccines
Monday, October 13, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

With flu season right around the corner, it’s important to do what you can to prevent yourself from contracting the virus. The UNH Durham flu clinics have been scheduled for different locations, days and times to give flexibility for employees to attend.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, flu, Flu shot, Flu Vaccines, healthcosts, Healthy UNH, Human Resources, prevention, UNH Health Services, vaccinated, Wellness

Talk it out!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Day after day, you are sitting at your desk and closed off from everything. You can feel the stress piling on as the day continues and there seems to be no end. You hope that when you get home it will not follow, but it does. You often go to others to talk about your day and how stressful it was. This may feel like a constant therapy session with your friends, but the benefits of being social have been proven to lower stress and improve mental health

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Tagged In: Brenna Robinson, laugh, Mental Health, relationships, social, Stress, Talk, Wellness

UNH Homecoming 5k

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Monday, October 6, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

Homecoming weekend is right around the corner, which means fall weather, school spirit, a football game, and of course a 5k road race to start it all off! The race begins at 9am on Saturday, October 11th above the train tracks in front of the Whittemore Center. Coordinated by Campus Rec, the 5k has been a highlight of homecoming for many community members over the years. Campus Rec has a map posted online tracing the running route so you know what to expect.

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Tagged In: 5K road race, Campus Rec, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Homecoming 5K, Jessica Palmer, road race, Running, UNH Homecoming 5k
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