April 10, 2015
Every year, the first full week of April is National Public Health Week. National Public Health week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health as well as the issues that we need to fix in order to improve our country.
One theme of National Public Health Week is “Building Broader Communities”. This theme is about working together to make our country the healthiest nation in one generation.
When it comes to public health, many different partnerships are needed.... Read More
April 9, 2015
The goal of #NPHW is to bring attention to public health-related initiatives, contributions and issues that are important and relevant in our nation. Each day of NPHW has a new theme—today’s theme is “Building on 20 Years of Success”.
In the 20 years since NPHW’s conceptualization, the initiative has made a significant impact in many public health issues. Some of these include:
Safer and Healthier Foods: The rate of foodborne illness has been dramatically reduced due to technological... Read More
April 8, 2015
The UNH Community Will Not Stand for Sexual Assault
The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness month is to educate and raise awareness throughout the month of April.
On April 9th, SHARPP and the UNH members will gather on the Great Lawn (in front of DeMerrit Hall) to participate in the Stepping Out Against Violence at UNH: RALLY&WALK! This walk is an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff, and Durham community members to work together to make UNH a safer place. Also, this event will... Read More
April 8, 2015
This year, 2015, marks the American Public Health Association’s 20th anniversary of its National Public Health Week.
Over the past two decades, the APHA has made significant impacts and accomplishments in public health. They are strong believers that everyone needs to partake in helping to become a healthier nation, from national and local policy makers to the general public. By making healthier choices, we are demanding more of a variety for healthier options and are creating an environment... Read More
April 7, 2015
According to the American Public Health Association, “Today, your zip code says too much about your health. Within the United States, there are unacceptable disparities in health by race and ethnic group, state-by-state and even county-by-county.”
This week is National Public Health Week; its goal is to make the United States healthiest nation by 2030!
Fortunately, as UNH students, the majority of us have access to proper health care, food, a gym, and to a higher education. Here, at UNH we... Read More
April 6, 2015
While we are all proud to be a part of the red, white and blue, it is no secret that the US isn’t the healthiest nation in the world.
The real question is — how bad is it? While it may be hard to visualize the issues, let me put it into perspective with some facts:
Life expectancy, compared to the rest of the world, is ranked at a mere 42nd (79.56 years).
Incidence of low birth weight is 8%, with 315,099 babies born in 2013 under 5 pounds 8 ounces
Since 1987, pregnancy related deaths has... Read More
April 6, 2015
Take the free, online program Kognito to see how you can help them.
It is very worrisome to see someone you know act strangely. You want to help them, but don’t know what to do, or how to talk to them. Unfortunately, this is a common scenario and many people do not help the person in distress because they simply do not know what to do. To solve this problem, the Counseling Center at UNH offers a free, on-line program called Kognito. This program is a simulation that helps you identify... Read More
April 1, 2015
Do you feel energy-depleted after a long day behind a desk, or in front of a screen?
Most Americans are used to this sedimentary lifestyle, however, sitting too long and not getting enough exercise can increase your risk for heart disease and strokes. To get a boost of energy during you day and lower your risks for these diseases, lace up your sneakers and get outside for a walk.
The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day, on April 1st, encourages Americans to get at least 30 minutes... Read More
March 31, 2015
The semester is coming to an end, and many of us are beginning to feel the stress that comes with it. April is the perfect time to work on reducing our stress levels, considering its National Stress Awareness Month!
Here are four ways to celebrate National Stress Month Awareness Month here on campus:
Massage therapy involves working on the body with pressure to promote relaxation and well-being, while also removing stress. UNH offers discounted prices to UNH employees and students.
One of the... Read More
March 30, 2015
Fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of chronic diseases!
Throughout your childhood did you parents not let you leave the table until you finished your plate of green peas? Well as we all know our parents want the best for us and by making sure we ate all of our vegetables, they were actually helping us in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases.
Fruits and vegetables are crucial for healthy maintenance of our body. These super foods provide essential vitamins and minerals, fiber,... Read More