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Susan G. Komen Defunds, then Refunds Annual Support for Planned Parenthood

Thursday, February 16, 2012
By: Ann Steeves

With the rising costs of healthcare, many Americans turn to community health centers for important services at affordable prices. One of the nation’s leading centers for women’s health is Planned Parenthood, with nearly 800 health centers nationwide. Their outreach efforts help communities receive access to breast health education, breast screenings, and mammogram referrals, among other services. Their services reach disadvantaged women in underserved areas, often at whatever price the women can afford. As a result, the organization relies heavily on financial donations.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, UNH Ann Steeves

The Real Power Behind a Nap

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

For many years of my life, I have been taught that taking a nap during the day would cause negative effects on my ability to fall asleep later in the evening.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

High Heels: High-Fashion or High-Risk?

Thursday, February 9, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Let’s face it: a great pair of high heels is stylish and they really do complete an outfit.  However, the reality is that the foot was not designed to be in permanent arched position while walking.  The effect that high heels have on the body was examined in a study done by researchers at Read more

Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, UNH Lindsay Filicicchia

USDA Announces New Guidelines to Improve School Nutrition

Monday, February 6, 2012
By: Ann Steeves

The days of mystery meat sandwiches should soon be over, and replaced by healthier options throughout our nation’s school lunch program. This past Wednesday, January 25, the USDA, in partnership with First Lady Michelle Obama, announced new guidelines for healthier school meal programs.  This announcement came in coordination with the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, signed in December 2010 by President Obama.

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Ski Your Way to Fitness

Friday, February 3, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to work out more and lead a healthier life? Are you bored of doing the same old workout everyday? Well luckily, the UNH Outdoor Adventure Club can help! On February 14th, they will be hosting a Moonlight Cross Country Ski event across Medums Pond. It only costs five dollars and it includes transportation and ski gear.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Physical Activity, Rebecca Lastra, UNH, UNH Program

“The specialist will see you now”

Thursday, February 2, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

Have you noticed that your doctor has been referring you to a specialist more often then diagnosing and treating you in their office? Well, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine the likelihood that a doctor refers a patient to a specialist has doubled from 1999-2009. This means that the estimated number of visits that resulted in a referral jumped from 40.6 million to 105 million.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, UNH

The Brain Break: How to Study Smarter!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to study better? Or do better in classes? How can you do this? One way is to study smarter! According to an article in the Huffington Post, it is recommended that students take mental breaks approximately every 45 minutes.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH, Wellness

Core No More?

Thursday, January 5, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

Crunches, sit ups, planks; just some of the many abdominal exercises we do daily in an effort to achieve the coveted “six pack”. According to an article in the New York Times, researchers at Indiana State University are questioning if the crunches are really worth it.

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Time is Money

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Imagine being able to rake leaves or mowing lawns in exchange for a doctor’s visit. Well in Falmouth, Maine, there are thirty-three patients who do just that. An article published by NPR examines the structure behind True North’s system of “time dollars” and how patients can qualify for the program.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

The Links Between the Internet and Depression

Friday, December 9, 2011

When many teenagers first turn on their computers, the first thing they check is Facebook and other social media sites.  Now, how much is too much?  Researchers have been tracking nearly 1,000 teenagers and the effects of internet use.  They have found that the more time online, leads to a greater increase for depression.  A post on Read more

Tagged In: Depression, Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH

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