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Independent Labs

Independent Labs, Health costs, Healthy UNH
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Independent labs, what are they? Frequently your health care provider asks you to get some lab work done. You may have gone to the hospital to get this lab work done. But is this always the best choice now? With healthcare cost rising in hospitals, our nation is seeing an increase of independent care facilities.

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Tagged In: blood work. UNH Employee Clinic, Brenna Robinson, Care First, cost efficient, health costs, healthcare consumerism, Healthy UNH, Independent Labs, Quest Diagnostics

Stressed about work? No worries, UNH is here to help!

Mental Health, Stress, Healthy UNH
Monday, October 20, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Are you an employee at UNH trying to find that balance between work and spending time with your family? Has work been stressful since the start of the new semester? Well UNH is here to help!

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Tagged In: APS Healthcare, EAP, emotional health, Employee Assistance Program, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Overwhelmed, Physical, Preventive, Stephanie Schmeltzer, Stress, Support, UNH Counseling Center

Urgent Care Centers-New Alternative to ER

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
By: Heather DeMello

It’s Saturday afternoon and your 6-year old son falls and injuries his wrist during a soccer game. His wrist is now tender and swollen, but your physician’s office is closed for the weekend. What do you do? When someone needs immediate medical care the first line of advice is to seek help at the nearest emergency room. But is this truly an emergency? A trip to the emergency room almost always involves a long wait and a high copay.

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Tagged In: consumerism, emergency, emergency room, ER, Health care, Heather DeMello, injury, medical care, save costs, Urgent Care, urgent care center

Employee Flu Vaccines

Employee Flu Vaccines
Monday, October 13, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

With flu season right around the corner, it’s important to do what you can to prevent yourself from contracting the virus. The UNH Durham flu clinics have been scheduled for different locations, days and times to give flexibility for employees to attend.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, flu, Flu shot, Flu Vaccines, healthcosts, Healthy UNH, Human Resources, prevention, UNH Health Services, vaccinated, Wellness

Talk it out!

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Day after day, you are sitting at your desk and closed off from everything. You can feel the stress piling on as the day continues and there seems to be no end. You hope that when you get home it will not follow, but it does. You often go to others to talk about your day and how stressful it was. This may feel like a constant therapy session with your friends, but the benefits of being social have been proven to lower stress and improve mental health

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Tagged In: Brenna Robinson, laugh, Mental Health, relationships, social, Stress, Talk, Wellness

UNH Homecoming 5k

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Monday, October 6, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

Homecoming weekend is right around the corner, which means fall weather, school spirit, a football game, and of course a 5k road race to start it all off! The race begins at 9am on Saturday, October 11th above the train tracks in front of the Whittemore Center. Coordinated by Campus Rec, the 5k has been a highlight of homecoming for many community members over the years. Campus Rec has a map posted online tracing the running route so you know what to expect.

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Tagged In: 5K road race, Campus Rec, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Homecoming 5K, Jessica Palmer, road race, Running, UNH Homecoming 5k

National Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health, Stiggy, Healthy UNH blog
Thursday, October 2, 2014
By: Jessica Palmer

October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!

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Tagged In: Dimond LIbrary, Healthy UNH, Human Behavior, Jessica Palmer, Mental Health, NAMI, National Mental Health Awareness Week, Social Environment, Social Work Department, Stiggy, UNH Counseling Center, UNH Health Services, Wellness Resource Guide

Wildcat Workout Project

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
By: Brenna Robinson

Trying to find time in your schedule for working out can be difficult. With your crazy work and life schedule you find yourself stressed and loosing time for a good workout. Have you ever thought about working out in the morning? When is the best time to work out for you? Some people have more time in the morning before to get a workout in. Others find it easier in the afternoon.

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Tagged In: #WildcatWorkout, #WorkUNH, Brenna Robinson, cardio, core work, Fitness, flexibility, Healthy UNH, strength training, UNH Athletics, UNH Employees, Wildcat Workout Project, workout regimen

Get Out and Move

Monday, September 29, 2014
By: Audrey Walker

Durham is alive again with the buzz of returning students! Campus is back in full swing with classes starting and friends reuniting. With so many changes happening, it can be hard to keep your head on straight and manage your stress. Maybe you’re an incoming freshman and are having a hard time adjusting to dorm life or making new friends. Maybe that first day of that Biochemistry class made it seem like it will be way over your head. Maybe you’re not comfortable in your dorm yet and don’t feel at home.

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Tagged In: Audrey Walker, Campus Rec, College Woods, Depression, endorphin, energy, Exercise, Fitness, group classes, Healthy UNH, Mental Health, Whitt, Whittemore Center, Yoga

It’s better to run when the weather is fun!

Friday, September 26, 2014
By: Stephanie Schmeltzer

Do you feel like you are spending way too much time indoors whether it be in class or your room? Well a great way to appreciate the beautiful weather is to go for a run outside! Running is a great form of exercise that has numerous health benefits.  Going for a run can help strengthen your muscles, help build strong bones, lower your risk for heart disease, maintain a healthy weight, and even improve your mood and mental health.

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Tagged In: app, calories, Campus Rec, College Woods, Fitness, Healthy UNH, Heart, MapMyRun, mental wellness, run, smartphone, Stephanie Schmeltzer, strength, Stress, stress reliever, UNH Campus Recreation
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