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How much do medical procedures really cost?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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As healthcare costs continue to increase, patients should be more aware of the procedures and the costs that linger. Every procedure and visit costs money. If a person has health insurance, it costs the patient through a co-pay and deductible if they have one. The remainder of the bill then goes to the insurance company and ultimately to employers.

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Benefits of Breakfast

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Rebecca Lastra
Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Breakfast is often coined as the most important meal of the day and should help jump-start your day. Research shows that people who consume cereal for breakfast are more likely to consume more produce and whole grains throughout the day. However, not all cereals are created equal and some can be loaded with unwanted sugar.

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Where can we go for health knowledge?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Author: 
Healthy UNH
Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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Chocolate is the heart's best medicine? Dark not milk. Eat it everyday but don’t go overboard. Organic or not?

Sound familiar? These all too often restrictions we put on our chocolate consumption can get confusing. Some experts claim that certain types of chocolate can reduce our risk of heart disease but how much are we supposed to be eating? How can we be sure it won’t offset our fitness and diet regiment?

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Green Time: Good for Your Mental Health

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

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The great outdoors, something that UNH has plenty of. Living on a college campus with lots of green space was a major selling point for me. It not only gave the campus a beautiful look, but it also calmed me. Going to school in Boston my freshman year was quite stressful at times.

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Start Texting to Start Flexing

Friday, October 28, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, October 28, 2011

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Trying to lose weight or find the motivation to get to the gym? There’s an app for that. Gone are the days of technology holding back the couch potatoes, technology has now made it easy enough to have a personal trainer in the palm of your hand. There are hundreds on weight loss apps on the market for your smart phone that can help you track how much you’re eating, how many calories you burned on your run, fitness tips, and even personalized workout plans. Who needs a trainer or even a gym when all you have to do it turn on your phone?

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Go the 5k Distance

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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This Saturday, October 29th, UNH Campus Recreation will be holding a 5k (3 miles) road race for the homecoming festivities.  The run will start off at 9am and welcomes runners up to the challenge. This race is a certified USA Track & Field course that will loop through the UNH campus and Durham.

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Chocolate and your Heart

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

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With Halloween right around the corner, the craving for chocolate may be a healthy one.  Researchers are now conducting studies between women and the effects of chocolate consumption.  They have found links between chocolate consumption and lowered blood pressure, reduced risk of heart disease, and in a  recent study, a lowered risk of stroke in women.  Read more

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Stretching Your Benefits

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

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Being a student who goes to the gym daily, I notice habits others have that can truly harm their physical health. Many students are often strapped for time and make their gym session an “in-and-out” type deal. It is good students are exercising, but many do not stretch.

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Coffee Confusion

Friday, October 7, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Friday, October 7, 2011

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Ever since I was young, I had the common assumption that “coffee stunts your growth” drilled into my head. As I got older, I watched my parents drink multiple cups of coffee before heading off to work and I eventually found myself relying on the drink either in the morning or pulling an all-nighter to study for an exam. With that being said, there has been a constant debate for decades if coffee is actually harmful to your health and Health Magazine tries to get to the bottom of it.

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Flu Season, stay on top of it!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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School has started and we are all getting into the flow of things - going to class, hitting the gym, and frequenting the food halls with our friends. While this is all fine and dandy, there is something looming around the corner… Flu Season! Don’t be too afraid. There are three easy ways to combat this issue as set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. First and foremost, get a flu vaccination!

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