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National Nutrition Month

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

March is National Nutrition Month, so for everyone who made a New Years resolution to eat better but maybe hasn’t always stayed on track, ahem, myself, this is a great time to focus on “getting your plate in shape” . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created this annual educational and informational campaign to stress the importance of making healthy food choices and developing lifelong eating and physical activity habits.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH

Prescription Frenzy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

The amount of pharmacies we can bring our prescriptions to can seem overwhelming at times; and given the current economy, we always want to make sure we’re getting the best deal. But how can you possiblely visit each pharmacy near your house and check how much each presciption costs? Luckily, this little thing called the “internet” has completely revolutionized our lives over the past couple decades. From hotels,  books, to even electronics, it seems that we can compare prices on just about everything these days.

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

Northeast Passage Making Strides at UNH

Friday, March 16, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

For those of you who might not know, the UNH College of Health and Human Services is home to the nationally renowned and innovative non-profit organization called Northeast Passage, providing therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports for those with disabilities.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Northeast Passage, UNH

Physical Activity Program Helps Individuals with Mental Illness

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
By: Ann Steeves

The World Health Organization defines health as “physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Too often, this holistic view is forgotten. The interdependence of all aspects of health is important when creating wellness programs.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, mental wellness, Physical Activity, UNH

Heel to Toe May be Hurting You

Monday, March 12, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

While running, we repetitively hit our feet against the pavement, one in front of the other. Lots of times, our brain runs as well, thinking about your current to do list, a conversation earlier in the day, how you’re breathing, what music is playing, but do you ever stop to think about just how your moving your feet? It is almost like breathing, you don’t think about each breath in and out, it just happens, but a recent study from Harvard University is saying we should be making a conscious effort to think about how our foot hits the ground.

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

Sunday Fun-day

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

With spring break only a few weeks away, I have seen the gym with a constant influx of students, faculty, and staff in determination to get their beach body ready. However, there is one catch. I tend to see these die-hard, rock hard ab go-getters at the Hamel Recreation Center on Mondays through Saturdays. So where are they on Sunday, you may ask?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Less Bills for Pills

Friday, March 2, 2012
By: Lindsay Filicicchia

Do you pay outrageous amounts of money for your medications?  The FDA just issued guidelines that will allow drug companies to make duplicates of certain medications called biotech drugs.  The result of this will be increased market competition and decreased cost for medications.  Biotech drugs are expensive, injectable medications.  Prior to the recently developed Read more

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

UNH’s Health Management and Policy Program

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By: Ann Steeves

The United States spends 17.6% of our gross domestic product on Health Care— more than any other country in the world. Despite this staggering statistic, we have one of the sickest populations in the world. Does this concern you? Consider majoring in Health Management and Policy. Within the College of Health and Human Services, students may obtain a Bachelor of Science in Health Management and Policy (HMP). HMP graduates remain close to the department, and are often able to provide students with valuable perspectives of life in the health field.

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Health Management and Policy, Healthy UNH, UNH

Target for Being Bullied

Monday, February 27, 2012
By: Katrina Heisler

For those of you who have felt bullied, witnessed bullying, or are a bully yourself, what makes a target for such torment? It is frequently believed that bullying causes depression in those being persecuted, which many times it does, but does being depressed also make you a target for being bullied?

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

Stretching the Truth

Friday, February 24, 2012
By: Rebecca Lastra

During the past few years, there has been some controversy regarding the benefits we gain from stretching before and after exercise.

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