November 17, 2015
It’s never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease!
“Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. People with high blood pressure are 4 times more likely to die from a stroke and 3 times more likely to die from heart disease, compared to those with normal blood pressure.”
High blood pressure presents no symptoms or warning signs! So, that’s why you need to be informed on your number. You can get your blood pressure checked for free at... Read More
November 12, 2015
What is the reason behind an individual’s decision to use tobacco? No matter what the reason is, there are healthy alternatives to tobacco use.
Many individuals choose to use tobacco to relieve stress, irritability, tension, or just to improve their moods. Although tobacco use is a quick fix to temporarily solve these problems, there are many options for individuals that are much healthier and more sustainable than tobacco use.
Smoking is only a temporary solution for coping with stress and... Read More
November 10, 2015
Don’t Give Up Your Parking Spot, Get Care on Campus!
Are you a UNH employee? Do you ever worry about having to miss time from work to attend medical appointments? Well, the UNH Employee Clinic might be just what you need.
In 2012, UNH opened an on-campus employee health clinic that is easily accessed by all UNH employees and dependents over the age of 18. The UNH Employee Clinic provides employee members with plenty of services right on campus specifically targeted at specific individual needs... Read More
October 27, 2015
How Tobacco Use Could Hinder Your Academic Performance as a College Student
College can be an overwhelming experience for many, and everyone copes with stress differently. Although tobacco use is not as common as it was in the past, many young students still use tobacco for various reasons.
Throughout the years, tobacco use in the United States has greatly decreased because U.S. citizens have become very aware of how life threatening it can be. According to The U.S. Department of Health and... Read More
October 22, 2015
The Flu Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction
New school year means new people, new germs, and new strains of the flu. Every year, Health Services posts flyers around campus to promote the flu vaccine. Many students will get it because it is free and seems like the right thing to do. While others do not get it because they believe it is harmful, or that they simply do not need it.
The flu is an illness that will never disappear. Students need to know the facts about the flu vaccine, so that they can make... Read More
June 24, 2015
Ever Wonder Why Our Bodies Become Stiff When We Are Stressed?
Stress can cause unnatural muscle tension. Although massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.
Research supports that massage has a direct relationship with positive health outcomes. When the body tissues are manipulated, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins. This technique increases circulation while... Read More
June 11, 2015
Stress Relieving Techniques to Help You Unwind
In today’s society, we are so often bombarded by technology and the responsibilities that come with it. It can be hard to not let yourself become stressed out from all the different emails, appointments, phone calls, texts, work, etc that come along with living in a high paced world. To help yourself unplug from this technologic life, take five to ten minutes out of your day to practice a meditation technique.
There are many different ways to help... 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
March 31, 2015
The semester is coming to an end, and many of us are beginning to feel the stress that comes with it. April is the perfect time to work on reducing our stress levels, considering its National Stress Awareness Month!
Here are four ways to celebrate National Stress Month Awareness Month here on campus:
Massage therapy involves working on the body with pressure to promote relaxation and well-being, while also removing stress. UNH offers discounted prices to UNH employees and students.
One of the... Read More
March 17, 2015
Did you know UNH has a state-approved Travel Clinic for academic, professional or personal travel?
Winter months in New England can get harsh at times and this encourages many families and individuals to make travel plans to a warmer destination.
Here at UNH, Health Services offers resources and immunizations at their Travel Clinic to make sure our UNH community stay healthy while traveling. Whether it’s for work, academics, or pleasure, it is important to be health conscious while traveling.... Read More