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How much do medical procedures really cost?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

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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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, UNH

Benefits of Breakfast

Thursday, November 10, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

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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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Where can we go for health knowledge?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
By: Healthy UNH

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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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Green Time: Good for Your Mental Health

Friday, November 4, 2011

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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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Marlon Shepard, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH

Start Texting to Start Flexing

Friday, October 28, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

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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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Physical Activity, UNH

Go the 5k Distance

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Physical Activity, UNH, UNH Program

Chocolate and your Heart

Monday, October 24, 2011

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

Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Nutrition, UNH

Brand Name Frenzy

Friday, October 21, 2011
By: Rebecca Lastra

Throughout our lives, we have been trained that purchasing any product with a respectable name attached to it deems it more effective than any generic product. Primarily through media and word of mouth, we have defined that labeled brands are better products and they usually cost significantly more. Sometimes it is worth the extra couple of bucks, but other times it is completely irrelevant. One product that most Americans get hung up on, is if they should buy a generic or brand named drug.

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Tagged In: Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Rebecca Lastra, UNH

Nutritional Knowledge

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do you obsess about your body image? Is your day constantly preoccupied thinking about the food you may or may not have eaten? Are you an athlete and are you wondering what foods would best suit your athletic and academic schedule? Have you recently been to the doctor and been told that you have high cholesterol? Have you decided to become a vegan and are wondering how to go about eating the foods you wish to eat but still manage to get all of your daily nutrients?

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Tagged In: Health Services, Healthy UNH, Nutrition, UNH, UNH Program

Stretching Your Benefits

Monday, October 10, 2011

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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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Justin DiMaio, Physical Activity, UNH
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