Stories in Topic: Health and Wellness

  • 11.13.14 - Keeping Their Heads OUT of the Game
    Erik Swartz leads innovative research to reduce head injuries in football
    Once a week, several dozen UNH football players participate in an innovative, if counterintuitive, drill to minimize head trauma: They remove their helmets and tackle each other.
  • 11.12.14 - Adaptive Abilities
  • medical slide image of ebola virus
    11.12.14 - Ebola Virus A Hot Topic For UNH Nursing Students
    Classroom discussions focus on public health concerns amid deadly outbreak
    The media hype around the Ebola virus in the U.S. may have subsided, but in the nursing profession, the Ebola threat in America is still very much a topic of discussion, debate and even protest in some parts of the country. UNH nursing students have been studying infectious diseases in recent weeks, and talked recently about what they make of everything from Ebola-related quarantines for healthcare workers to their own fears of this and other deadly viruses.
  • 11.10.14 - Northeast Passage Turns 25
    This year, Northeast Passage is celebrating 25 years of providing adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation services to individuals with disabilities in New England.  
  • UNH nursing students recite oath during white coat ceremony October 24, 2014
    10.28.14 - Oath Takers: UNH Nursing Students Vow to Provide Compassionate Care
    On the journey to become a nurse, there’s a new rite of passage. This past Friday, 70 sophomore nursing students were cloaked and pinned before their faculty and families during the inaugural “white coat ceremony” in Durham.
  • Three Notch Century benefit ride for Northeast Passage
    09.02.14 - Why They Ride
    UNH Three Notch Century Cyclists Will Go the Distance Again This Year
      This coming weekend, intrepid cyclists will pedal through some of New Hampshire’s most scenic territory during the Three Notch Century, a ride to benefit Northeast Passage, the therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports program at UNH.
  • 07.22.14 - UNH Prof Is NFL's MVP for Equipment Research
    Swartz helps sideline overbuilt facemasks
    When the NFL wanted to evaluate the impact of non-standard facemasks on player safety, they turned to UNH kinesiology professor Erik Swartz for the data. His findings led to the league’s much-reported recent banning of overbuilt facemasks for the coming football season.
  • 05.13.14 - Making It Through: Just Breathe
    Yoga and Meditation Help Jason Kelly Reclaim His Life
    Jason Kelly ’14 used to be afraid of homework. An assignment that another student could bang out in 20 minutes would take Kelly a couple of hours, not because he struggled with the work but because he had to get it right. No—because he had to get it perfect. And, for someone like Kelly, who has obsessive compulsive disorder, perfect is impossible.
  • Amber Craft and a classmate conducting research in the lab
    04.24.14 - Step by Step
    An Athletic Training Student Learns To Conduct Research
    Amber Craft ’15 demonstrates how she measures muscle fatigue for her research project. Classmate Jimmy Golden ’14 volunteers as the test subject.
  • Occupational Therapy Video
    01.23.14 - UNH Occupational Therapy Student at Krempels Center
  • 01.20.14 - Evan Dressel ’14
    Health Management & PolicyMont Vernon, N.H. Our athletic teams bring honor and prestige to UNH, but their successes would not be possible without the generosity of our loyal supporters. Help our student-athletes by supporting The Wildcat Fund and designate your gift to the team or area of your choice.
  • spinach grown in the high tunnels
    01.16.14 - Winter Greens
    Researcher Looks for Reliable Ways to Grow Spinach in Time for Winter Markets
    Becky Sideman, UNH Cooperative Extension vegetable and berry specialist, checks on research crops in a high tunnel at the N.H. Agriculture Experiment Station’s Woodman Farm.
  • Shawn Riley, deputy fire chief for Laconia, NH and LRGHealthcare
    12.12.13 - Professor Comes to Rescue For Lakes Region's EMTs
    Ambulance Crews: Seminar Drives Success on New Exam
    Members of the Laconia Fire Department who prepared for a national exam with the help of UNH Clinical Associate Professor Katherine Lockwood include, left to right, Deputy Fire Chief Shawn Riley, Firefighter/Paramedic Duane Mann, Firefighter/EMT Ray Bushey and Firefighter/EMT Chris Beaudoin.
  • Dubliners of Durham
    11.14.13 - Pitchside with the Dubliners of Durham
    Athletic Therapy and Training Students from the Irish Capital Savor Close Ties to Wildcat Teams
    Football players often stress their upper bodies. Here Mairéad Power takes care of a player’s shoulder.
  • Aerial of Campus
    10.17.13 - UNH Offers New Online Master of Social Work Degree
    Spring Applications Now Being Accepted
  • Psych Cup winners
    10.10.13 - Psyched About Psych Cup
    Win Means UNH Hosts 2014 NHPA Academic Convention
  • 07.11.13 - Independence Day
    UNH Partners with State to Help People Live on Their Own Terms
  • Outdoor Education Professor Brent Bell and park ranger in New York City
    07.11.13 - UNH Wildcats 1, New York Rangers 0
    Okay, New York, you win for fashion, cool, and expense. But when it comes to tent pitching, you're goin' down.
    Outdoor Education Professor Brent Bell (left) and park ranger in New York City's Central Park.
  • portable stand for tablet computers
    05.30.13 - Tablet Computer Stand Earns University’s First Design Patent
    Therese Willkomm, an assistant professor of occupational therapy at UNH and director of ATinNH, a statewide assistive technology program housed at UNH’s Institute on Disability. (Credit: UNH Institute on Disability)
  • Courage to Care
    04.25.13 - Sixth Graders Learn It Takes “Courage to Care”
    Bullying Prevention Program Being Used in Schools Around the Nation
    On an early April day that finds rural New Hampshire still lingering between snowbanks and mud puddles, 20 sixth-graders stand in a tight circle outside the Barnstead Elementary School, crowding around a five-gallon bucket filled with water, holding small stones in their hands and waiting for the word, “Go!”