April 20, 2015
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage.
With our busy lives, many of us only pay a visit to the doctor’s office when we experience a serious medical issue. This could lead to huge medical bills if a health problem goes undiagnosed or gets out of hand.
Be proactive and use preventive care to your advantage. Health insurance plans cover a whole range of preventive services that can help keep both you and your family healthy.
These services typically include:
Blood pressure... Read More
April 16, 2015
Students receive an incredible amount of resources with this fee.
Every student that is enrolled at UNH is required to pay about $450 per academic year in return for accessibility to Health Services. It is included with the tuition and fees bill, but what exactly does a student gain from this mandatory health fee?
The Health Services department provides resources, medical appointments, testing, access to local emergency facilities, and much more, for little to no additional costs for students... Read More
April 14, 2015
Need a new comfort food? Try an Australian meat pie.
If you’re looking for a fast Australian meal, go to a local food cart and ask for a meat pie. It is a classic Australian dish and was the first thing I ate when I landed in Sydney for my study abroad semester!
Like many cultures, this meal includes the key components of a protein, grain, and vegetable.
It fills you up fast and is an easy, on-the-go item.
You can order different ingredients for a meat pie but each has the same presentation.... Read More
April 13, 2015
Do you love to run? Are you someone who would like to start running? Are you looking for a way to challenge your body on a whole new level?
The UNH Half Marathon Club may be the club for you!
This club is for students who have a common interest in running and want to challenge themselves. It provides a structured running schedule to prepare for an optional half marathon at the end of the semester. The practices train you in speed, endurance, and recovery runs. This club encourages a... Read More
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