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Soy, Oh Boy!

Friday, February 7, 2014
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

Soy has been getting a lot of attention in the nutrition world. Not only is it delicious as chocolate milk, but also emerging studies are finding some incredible health benefits. Foods made with soy can potentially lower cholesterol, lower the risk of breast and prostate cancer, help with weight loss, and help prevent osteoporosis. A plant-made estrogen, called may be the magic ingredient that can help cause all of these health benefits. 

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Tagged In: estrogen, Harvard School of Public Health, Healthy UNH, Jenna Channell, Nutrition, Soy

The Power of Yoga

Thursday, February 6, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

Getting our daily dosage of physical activity is extremely important; providing countless health benefits, ranging from disease prevention to positive mental health. Regardless of how important it is, it can be very challenging for people to find a form of physical activity that really works for them. Not everybody enjoys running or cross-fit, and can be discouraged by the gym. Good news! There is a great form of physical activity out there that is good for the soul and doesn’t even require you to leave your bedroom.  Yoga!

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Tagged In: active, breathing, Campus Rec, Fitness, Healthy UNH, low impact, Mary Houghton, online, stretch, video, Yoga

Guide to Balanced Meals-Wildcat Style!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
By: Kelsey McCullough

Many students today will claim that they know what My-Plate, or “The Wildcat Plate” as we like to call it here at UNH, is but do you know how to use it? Wildcat Plate is a passive guide to healthy and most importantly BALANCED eating. What I like about Wildcat Plate is you don’t necessarily need to understand portion sizes, or give up your favorite treats, but learn how make your plate a nutritionally balanced meal. 

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Tagged In: balanced meal, Healthy UNH, Kelsey McCullough, Nutrition, Wildcat

Comparative Effectiveness Research: What is it?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

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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Tagged In: AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, Comparative Effectiveness Research, disease, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, prevention, treatments

Wonderful Winter Workouts

Monday, February 3, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

Pumpkin spice lattes have left the building and have been replaced by cups covered in snowflakes and filled with peppermint flavors. This can only mean one thing: winter is on the way. Whether you have been keeping active all semester or are just looking to start, winter is a great time to spice up your workout routine and try something new. Living in New England we are lucky enough to experience all four seasons and have access to many winter sports people living in warmer climates aren’t able to participate in.

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Tagged In: active, Cross-Country Skiing, Fitness, Gabby Chesney, Healthy UNH, skiing, Snow Shoeing, Snowboarding, Winter Workouts

Important Questions to Save You Cash!

Friday, January 31, 2014
By: Gabby Chesney

In this day and age, saving money is at the forefront of many people’s minds, especially when it comes to healthcare. There are all sorts of ways you can try to save money on healthcare and a simple place to start is at the doctor’s office! Health magazine has outlined several questions patients can ask during visits to their primary care provider to try and help save money. Keep reading if you want to hear a few tips!

#1 Ask for the Least Expensive Option

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Tagged In: doctor visit, Gabby Chesney, health costs, Healthcare, Healthy UNH

Veg Out!

Thursday, January 30, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan

          Thinking about switching to a vegetarian diet? I personally have been a vegetarian for almost 13 years. When I was younger, I stopped eating meat for the purpose of animal rights but I have continued not eating meat for the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, meat substitutes, Nutrition, plant-based diet, protein, Suzanne Hogan, vegetarian, Vegetarianism

SPIN: Students Promoting Information About Nutrition

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By: Mary Houghton

Ever wonder what kind of resources are available on campus for educating students about nutrition? There is a great program that is facilitated by health services that does just that. SPIN, Students Promoting Information About Nutrition consists of students and nutrition educators at health services that provides nutrition education to enhance the well-being of UNH students.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Mary Houghton, Nutrition, SPIN, student program, Students Promoting Information About Nutrition

Health Care Costs: The Facts

Monday, January 27, 2014
By: Jenna Lindsey Channell

I’m sure my fellow college students have some to little awareness about why health care costs are rising.This is such an incredibly important topic to understand because we are running full speed into this part of our lives.Soon, we will no longer be under UNH’s health insurance or our parent’s.Understanding where our health care system is at this point in time is crucial.So, did you know that by the year 2021, Health care spending in the United States will reach $4.8 trillion?That will equal one fifth of our country’s economy.In 2011, 49 million Americans were without health insurance.Empl

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Tagged In: generic drugs, health costs, Healthy UNH, hospital, Jenna Channell, lab tests, Medical Technology

Medical Technology, Increasing or Decreasing Health Care Costs?

Friday, January 24, 2014
By: Suzanne Hogan
 

The increase in health care costs can be attributed to a variety of different factors such as the aging population, defensive medicine, hospital costs increases, changes in insurance and much more. A big contributing factor to the increase in cost is medical technology.

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Tagged In: aging population, Health care, health costs, Healthy UNH, hospital, Insurance, Medical Technology, Suzanne Hogan
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