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Emergency Care Breaking Your Bank?

Friday, September 28, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

When a hectic and health threatening situation arises, the first thought that comes to mind is dialing 911, but when do we think about the cost of that necessary ambulance ride? You would never want to put a price on someone’s life; however, the emergency room can actually charge a pretty penny for simple procedures. In college, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and luckily a majority of us students have health insurance either through the university or parents.

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Tagged In: emergency room, Health care costs, Healthy UNH, healthycare.com, Kim Mayo, urgent care facilities

“Acing” Fitness

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

Whenever I drive through campus, those bright green tennis courts always seem to catch my eye.  There are 12 courts in total and 6 are always reserved for UNH students at anytime, while the other 6 are available to be rented out by the public if they would like. The best part about tennis is that you only need one other person and only minimal equipment is required! Tennis rackets can be as inexpensive as $25 and a package of 3 balls is no more than $5. The sport is fairly easy to pick up and it is a blast to play!

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Tagged In: Brain Neurons, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, Tennis

Get Real UNH

Monday, September 24, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Get Real UNH is a small student organization on campus but they have a big goal. Their mission is to have at least 20% of all UNH food be local, fair trade, friendly to the environment or humanely produced by 2020. In addition, they would like to create a community that cares enough about these criteria for food to act on it. What you probably do not know is that you may have already engaged yourself in Get Real UNH by going to the Local Harvest Fest. This was in inaugural event in their “Food Month”.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Get Real, Healthy Food Choices, Healthy UNH, humane production, local produce, Rob Everts

Get a Handle on Stress

Friday, September 21, 2012
By: Haeley Stewart

After our first week of classes I think it is safe to say that some of us are overwhelmed by our class schedules, afraid of future homework and project loads and are already stressing for the exams that span our whole semester. Instead of making yourself crazy, engage in some of these stress reducing behaviors.

1. Get some Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's: College students are notorious for staying up all night "cramming" and then waking up for class four hours later. In order to function properly, it is best to get the recommended 7 to 10 hours worth of sleep.

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Tagged In: back to school, Exercise, gym, Haeley Stewart, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Stress

Vitamin D is an A-List Vitamin

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

Let’s face it- autumn is almost here. It’s a sad realization that no longer will we be able to spend our days lying in the sand at the beach (slathered in SPF 50, of course, right?). Ahead are days of sitting in the library until all hours of the morning, squinting at notes under a fluorescent light. That certainly is not conducive to a great tan.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Madeleine Gould, Vitamin D, vitamin deficiency

UNH Slow Food for Fast Times

Monday, September 17, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

The beginning of the semester is typically the easiest time of the school year to get involved with clubs and organizations on campus, as many of them are recruiting new members to join their ranks at this time. One fantastic organization to get involved with on campus is Slow Food UNH. This organization is one you can feel good about being a part of, as it caters to the food lover and humanitarian in all of us.

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Tagged In: Club, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett, Slow Foods, Slow Foods USA

The Secret Benefit of Yoga

Friday, September 14, 2012
By: Courtney Eaton

Many people suffer through migraines all the time. Some can last for more than a couple days. That is a long time to be in constant pain! They can be caused by numerous factors that differ from person to person. For many, migraines can be caused by stress. A study was done by Dr. P. J.

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Tagged In: Courtney Eaton, Health, Healthy UNH, migraines, Stress, Yoga

Is Your Newsfeed Making You Depressed?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By: Kendra Moffett

The number of college students who have a Facebook account greatly outnumber those that do not have one; and for those who do partake in the social networking giant, many visit the site once a day if not more.

As the month of September dawns, the start of a new school year does too, which involves catching up with old friends, and also meeting and connecting with new friends and acquaintances too.

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Tagged In: drepression, Facebook, Healthy, Healthy UNH, Kendra Moffett

UNH Health Services Now Offering Guided Meditation

Monday, September 10, 2012
By: Kim Mayo

Many students only think about going to the Health Services when they are sick enough to miss class, myself included, but this year Health Services wants to really promote personal well-being. The other day, the Director of Education & Promotion, Kathleen Grace-Bishop, came to speak to a student group that I am involved in. She spoke about what Health Services has to offer, and I was completely blown away. She emphasized that they have recently hired two new massage therapists to keep up with the student demand, and now individual meditation lessons are offered.

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Tagged In: anxiety, brain, calm, Health Services, Healthy UNH, Kim Mayo, massage, Meditation, Stress

But What Is the Cost of Health?

Friday, September 7, 2012
By: Madeleine Gould

It seems much of the political buzz these days centers around the quickly rising costs of health care. There is a good reason so many politicians are basing their campaigns around this issue- healthcare costs for the United States are expected to rise 7.5% in 2013, and that is up from the $ 2.6 trillion health care system we are facing in 20121. “What does this have to do with me and HealthyUNH?” you may be puzzling to yourself.

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Tagged In: Health, health costs, Healthy UNH, Insurance, Madeleine Gould, medical costs, prescription
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