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Cost Variation: Why does the same medical procedure vary in cost?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

In this day and age many consumers are concerned about finances, and no one wants to pay more than they have to. When it comes to health care procedures, they can get expensive fast. Did you know that prices of the same procedure vary from location to location, but the quality of service isn’t necessarily a factor? This is called cost variation.

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Tagged In: cost consumerism, Cost variation, Healthy UNH, Jessica Palmer, NH Hopspital Scorecard

Age of Champions!

Monday, September 22, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

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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Tagged In: Aging, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, Older Adults, Physical Activity, UNH Event

National Yoga Month

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Friday, September 19, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

            September is celebrated as National Yoga Month! Not only is yoga a great workout, it is an exercise in discipline and mental focus. The Yoga Health Foundation promotes National Yoga Month and works to draw awareness to yoga and spread the activity across the nation. More information about the Yoga Health Foundation and different events that will take place this month can be found on their website.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, Campus Rec, classes, Exercise, Fitness, focus, group classes, Healthy UNH, mental, Mental Health, mental wellness, National Yoga Month, Physical Activity, pilates, Yoga Health Foundation

It All Starts with a Good Choice

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

The school year has just begun, now is great time to start healthy eating habits. Starting new eating habits can be difficult. Where do you start? In the dining halls all the food that is served has little green cards with all the nutritional facts needed to make a healthier choice. In addition to the nutritional cards  you can also find the Guiding Stars. These stars shown will help guide you to better options at the dining halls.

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Tagged In: Brenna Robinson, choice, Guiding Stars, habits, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, University Day

Breakfast Blends with a Boost

Monday, September 8, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

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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Tagged In: Breakfast, fiber, folic acid, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, nutrients, Nutrition, Potassium, recipe, vegetables, Vitamin A, vitamin C

Use Prevention to Improve Your Health and Reduce Health Costs

Monday, July 28, 2014
By: Mollie Behan

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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Tagged In: Diet, Fitness, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, healthcost, Mollie Behan, Nutrition, Physical Activity, prevention, smoking

Urgent Care Facilities

Friday, July 25, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

With the rising costs of medical care it is important to be a smart healthcare consumer. Urgent care facilities can be a great alternative to going to an Emergency Room which normally have high prices associated with them.

An Emergency room in usually attached to a hospital and runs twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. An ER is where to go in emergency situations or if you need an ambulance. However if are in a nonlife threatening situation an urgent care facility can be a smart alternative.

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Tagged In: emergency room, Health Care Consumerism, health costs, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, laboratory, prescriptions, urgent care facilities, X-rays

Workplace Health and Safety: What are the costs?

Monday, July 14, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

Similar to medical treatment expenses, Workers Compensation costs are rapidly increasing. The majority of costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders each year.

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Tagged In: Employees, Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Workplace Safety

UNH Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By: Heather DeMello
The number of high school students with disabilities who plan on continuing their education in college is increasing.
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Tagged In: accommodations, disability, Disability Services, DSS, Healthy UNH, Heather DeMello, support services, UNH Disability Services for Students, UNH Program

Shake Up Your Workout Routine!

Monday, July 7, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

It is extremely easy to get into workout ruts. Maybe you go to the gym and always do cardio, maybe you only go to step class, or are only focused on getting flat abs for summer. Whatever your rut—Shake it up! 

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Physical Activity, routine, workout
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