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Boys Don’t Cry

Friday, April 29, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

Stereotypes on masculinity in today’s society have told men for decades to “suck it up” and “be a man.” And while young boys are teased for being “mama’s boys” a new study presented at the American Psychological Association meeting suggests that it may be good for your mental health.

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Tagged In: Health, Katrina Heisler, mental wellness, Stereotypes, UNH

Massages at Health Services

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

With a busy lifestyle, who really has time to take a whole day at the spa - even though you wish you could? And who can afford to spend a small fortune on a spa trip? UNH Health Services can help! They offer a wonderful alternative to a spa day by offering 50 minute massages. Both traditional and hot stone massages are available by licensed massage therapists at Health Services right here on campus. Massages are available to ALL UNH Students, faculty, and staff members. The best part about the program? It’s extremely affordable.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Services, Healthy UNH, mental wellness, Sarah Sceery, UNH

HIIT Your Way to Fitness

Monday, April 25, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

I’ve recently reached a plateau in my workouts where I work out just as hard as I used to, but am no longer seeing the results. After getting quite discouraged and searching online for what to do, I discovered the best thing to do is to switch up my routine. To do so I’ve begun high intensity interval training, otherwise known as HIIT. Not only am I getting a workout of a lifetime, it’s making me more energized everyday and I’m actually beginning to see some results. So far it’s a win-win situation.

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Tagged In: Fitness, Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Physical Activity, UNH

24-Hour Counseling for UNH

Friday, April 22, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

During Public Health Week at UNH, I had the liberty to attend a seminar run by Dr. David Cross, Director of the UNH Counseling Center. His presentation focused on identifying “at risk” students on campus and what can be done to help them. With nine licensed psychologists, three pre-doctoral interns, one post-doctoral fellow, and three administrative staff, the Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Smith Hall.

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Mental Health, mental wellness, Stress Management, UNH

Have You Had Your OJ Today?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By: Sarah Sceery

New research on the favorite morning beverage demonstrated that 100% orange juice can have many more benefits than you may have thought.

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Tagged In: Healthy UNH, Nutrition, Sarah Sceery, UNH

Coping with Destruction Trauma

Monday, April 18, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

Were you severely disturbed by the tsunami in Japan? How about the incredible aftershocks that continuously debilitate the land? If you’re one of the thousands, who cannot stop thinking about these poor people or perhaps were a part of those awful days, you may need help. Traumatic events such as the tsunami and 9/11 have caused severe stress to individuals throughout the world and something must be done before it gets out of control.

Here are 6 ways to cope with stress and trauma before it’s too late:

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Mental Health, mental wellness, UNH

Why Exercise Won't Make You Thin

Friday, April 15, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

A recent article published by TIME Magazine has sparked controversy nationwide. Author John Cloud writes on the touchy subject of exercise and weight loss. Cloud proclaims that exercise won’t make you thin. There is always the conceived idea that if you want to lose weight all you need to do is exercise.

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

There is a Fracture - I need to Fix It

Saturday, April 13, 2013
By: Katie Cardinal

A popular animated web video has been circulating the medical profession depicting an orthopedic surgeon trying to convince an anesthesiologist that he needs to operate on a person because “there is a fracture; [he] need[s] to fix it.” What the orthopedic surgeon doesn’t tell the anesthesiologist is that the fracture is on the femur of a 97-year old woman who already died.

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Tagged In: Health, Health Care Consumerism, Health Cost, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, UNH

The Not-So-Sweet Facts on Artificial Sweetners

Monday, April 11, 2011
By: Katrina Heisler

From the days the “S” word became a threat in the dieter’s world, and we’re talking sugar here, the search for the perfect substitute has been endless. There is practically a rainbow of artificial sweeteners on shelves throughout grocery shops nationwide. From the pink packets of Sweet’N Low, to yellow packets of Splenda, just what is behind these sweeteners? Are they safe? Is one better than the other? And are they truly effective for weight loss?

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katrina Heisler, Nutrition, UNH

To Buy Organic or Not To Buy Organic, That is the Question

Friday, April 8, 2011
By: Katie Cardinal

There’s recently been a lot of commotion surrounding organic goods. You walk down the grocery aisle and nearly every single item has an organic counterpart that is about twice the price of the non-organic option. Despite your good intentions, you probably cannot afford to buy everything organic. The question is, then, which goods are worth buying organic and which are not so important? Here is a list of the top five goods that you don’t necessarily need to buy the organic version of:

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Tagged In: Health, Healthy UNH, Katie Cardinal, Nutrition, UNH
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