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Empowering a Healthy Community

Friday, April 5, 2013

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Kelley Simpson
Friday, April 5, 2013

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Public health works to prevent disease and prolong the lives of individuals.   To accomplish this, public health works at a community level to improve and protect the health of our communities and empower them to achieve health goals and make lasting changes.  There are many different social determinants that shape the lives of communities throughout the United States and public health officials work to provide services needed for all populations.  The Center for Disease Control has created a Healthy Commu

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Wellness at Work

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Gabby Chesney
Thursday, April 4, 2013

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The average full-time employee in the United States works 30 hours or more per week. That adds up to a lot of time spent in the workplace each year! While many people take steps to create a healthy living space at home it can be challenging to stay healthy while at work. While it might not be possible to control where you work, there are steps you can take in order to try and stay healthy while on the job.

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Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday, April 1, 2013

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Health begins in the home! Home is a safe haven that provides you with comfort, security and warmth. It is very important to create a safe home for your family to establish a healthy lifestyle. Monday, April 1st marks the first day of National Public Health Week. Monday’s theme is “Ensuring a Safe, Healthy Home for Your Family”. On this day, public health advocates urge people to create a secure home; safe from food borne illness, carbon monoxide poisoning, fire hazards, and toxic chemicals.

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Improve Health to Reduce Healthcare Costs

Friday, March 29, 2013

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Gabby Chesney
Friday, March 29, 2013

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In the current economic times, people are looking anywhere they can to cut costs in their life.  According to research conducted by the Milken Institute, more than half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, many of which are preventable. According to calculations by the Milken Institute these diseases cost Americans and the government $1.3 trillion annually. This money comes out of the pockets of Americans as well as from the government, affecting every American in one way or another.

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Talking about Mental Health

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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More than one in four adults over 18 years of age in the U.S. suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml). Individuals struggling with mental illnesses often feel stigmatized or too embarrassed to share their personal struggles with friends or family members.

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Nutritious and Delicious—Alternatives to Easter Candy

Monday, March 25, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Monday, March 25, 2013

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Easter is right around the corner, which means it is time for Easter Basket creation. Children love receiving Easter Baskets, and many families celebrate it as a tradition for Easter morning. Easter treats can still be enjoyed, but try to look beyond the stocked shelves of Peeps and Chocolate Bunnies this year and consider healthy alternatives to usual Easter candy. One Cadbury Solid Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny, a popular Easter treat, contains 890 calories, and 48.6 grams of fat!

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Hiking for Health

Friday, March 22, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Friday, March 22, 2013

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Physical activity does not necessarily require going to the gym.  Why spend time exercising indoors when you have the glorious wilderness to explore?! Hiking is a great workout—for the body and the mind. Even a couple miles is a great cardiovascular workout, especially if you’re carrying extra weight like a backpack with water or snacks. The serenity of nature allows your mind to be at ease as you trek the trail. The combination of aerobic activity and meditation provides a unique experience, unparalleled by other forms of physical activity.

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2013 UNH Kick Butts Day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

On Wednesday, March 20th 2013, UNH will be celebrating National Kick Butts day! It’s time to kick those smoking habits to the curb!  This day of activism was created to help stop the use of tobacco by youth and college students.   There will be close to 1000 programs taking place throughout the country, and UNH will be a great contributor!

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Feeling Under the Weather?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Monday, March 18, 2013

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We've all heard that this year is one of the worst years for the flu. Everywhere you go there is someone sniffling, someone with a fever and someone who is so sick they can't even make it out of bed. Being a student means having the flu can be a death sentence, because having the flu results in missed classes, piling homework and not so happy professors. It doesn't help things much since it is so easy to catch the flu on a college campus due to close living conditions and huge class sizes.

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The Key to Vitamin D

Friday, March 15, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Friday, March 15, 2013

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Over the years Vitamin D has not been one of the most commonly talked about vitamins. Despite not being a frequent topic of discussion among the general public, Vitamin D plays a critical role in health. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, Vitamin D has many health benefits. One of the main roles Vitamin D plays is aiding in calcium absorption and bone health. Without adequate Vitamin D a person runs the risk of developing weak and misshapen bones or even Osteoporosis.

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