April 26, 2013
It is widely known that health care costs are extremely high. Unfortunately in order to reduce the amount of money spent on health care costs, some people go without necessary care as an attempt to cut down. However, there are other options to save money other than avoiding the care that is needed.
One way to reduce the amount of money you spend on health care is to use your health care services appropriately. When you are feeling sick, or thinking that you need to receive care, the best thing... Read More
February 18, 2013
It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Although this statement might be a bit of a stretch, laughter does have several proven health benefits. An article was released by helpguide.org explaining the health benefits of laughter. According to the article Laughter is the Best Medicine, laughing relaxes the body, boosts the immune system, triggers the release of endorphins and helps protect the heart. Even at the start of the semester, the obligations that come along with school or work... Read More
February 15, 2013
On Tuesday, the 22nd I went to the Soho NHS Walk-In Clinic of London and was able to experience the difference between the US healthcare and that of London first-hand. Since my arrival in London I have had this cold that I just could not kick. It seemed to be getting worse and I feared a sinus infection, so I eventually went to the Soho NHS Walk-in Medical Clinic. First, let me note that Soho is a fantastic part of the city; my favorite part thus far. I like to think of it as a combination of... Read More
February 13, 2013
As I was sitting in my apartment, cooped up during the crazy snowstorm we had this weekend here in Durham and I started thinking about how I can get a workout without having to trek across campus to the gym. I also did not have the tools to ski or snowshoe, so how could I exercise at all? Weightwatchers came up with an awesome workout called “The Snow-Day Workout” that anybody, of all ages can do, and the great part of this is that you will have no idea you are working out at all!
Playing in... Read More
May 16, 2012
Whatever the reason may be for people to start a workout regiment, we all have one thing in common when being at the gym; we all want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, many people hold different beliefs regarding the benefits on the gym and it is very important to be able to differentiate fact from myth. Luckily, CNN’s Madison Park recently published an article examining the ten common myths when it comes to working out. Not only does she state the multitude of different myths, but she... Read More
April 27, 2012
It’s the final stretch—seasonal jobs and internships are lined up, summer courses are registered for, perhaps a road trip is planned… Summer is right around the corner, and there’s just one maybe-not-so-little thing standing in your way: final papers, exams, and projects to complete. You’ve worked so hard all semester and this is it! It is apparent that everyone on campus is in the same boat, as the library is packed with so many students, it can be hard to find a seat.
This time of year, it is... Read More
April 23, 2012
UNH Health Services does a great job spreading sexual health and awareness across campus. Starting March 20th until May 15thsexual health and information tables can be found in the MUB Food Court from 11:45-1:15 every Tuesday. This information table also provides free male and female condoms, personal lubricant and dental dams. This weekly informational table will be a helpful resource on campus and serve as a student reminder of the importance of safe sexual health. The informational table... Read More
March 29, 2012
In 1977, the FDA decided that it was dangerous to systematically treat farm animals with antibiotics because their widespread use in farm animals would reduce their effectiveness in humans. Some steps were taken to enforce the 1977 law such as an FDA recommendation in 2010 that farmers seek the advice of a veterinarian before using antibiotics on their animals. Despite these efforts and the knowledge of risk, though, antibiotics are still used routinely by farmers. A recent ruling was made... Read More
March 26, 2012
Usually when I think of Health Services on campus I think of the place I would go if I’m feeling sick and need medical care or a prescription. However, after visiting the UNH Health Services website I realized how many other helpful programs and services they provide for the UNH community. One service they provide is massage therapy.
Massage therapy can be used simply for relaxation and stress relief. Many athletes use it to relieve pain from sore muscles and joints. Also, the health... Read More
March 21, 2012
March is National
Nutrition Month, so for everyone who made a New Years resolution to eat
better but maybe hasn’t always stayed on track, ahem, myself, this is a great
time to focus on “getting your plate in shape” . The Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics created this annual educational and informational campaign to stress the
importance of making healthy food choices and developing lifelong eating and
physical activity habits. A few tips on just how to get your plate in shape
include making... Read More