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
March 9, 2015
For many of you spring break is right around the corner and pale, winter skin can take a beating in the hot sun. It is important to protect your body when it isn’t used to sun exposure after the long winter months.
One thing I’ve learned as I study in Australia is not to test your limits with the sun. In many tropical destinations the sun’s UV rays are much more powerful than we are used to in New England summers. For example, in Australia there is a thinner ozone layer above the country. In... Read More
February 2, 2015
If you are in need of a medical procedure, call a nurse at Tandem and they will help you find the least expensive provider in your area. They will then reward you with cash depending on the magnitude of your savings. For example, if you are able to find a lower cost provider and save $500 on the procedure, Tandem will reward you with $100. This is a way to entice users to find the most affordable healthcare procedures, and the nurses help you through the process making it very simple.
It’s a... Read More
January 13, 2015
Could standing desks be a solution to America’s inactive lifestyles?
We live in a day and age where many people are trying to improve their health and wellbeing, but are unsure where to start. There is a large focus on eating healthy and getting physical activity. However, maybe we should start focusing on the problem with inactivity. We are a hard working nation and many days are spent at work or school. What if there was a way to not sit a desk all day for hours on end?
“The World Health... Read More
December 29, 2014
During the holidays there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation. However, many people also experience a great deal of stress. The chaos of shopping, planning parties, and reuniting with friends and family can all lead to an array of contrasting emotions. How can you ease the stress?
First, manage the chaos. It is important to stay grounded during the holidays with your normal routine. In order to conquer your holiday tasks try printing out a blank calendar and schedule everything that... Read More
December 9, 2014
Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself. Utilizing your lunch break to eat, clear your mind, and step away from the work tasks will allow your body to reenergize and be more productive for the rest of the day. Better... Read More
October 27, 2014
The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are falling, but that doesn’t mean you have to huddle up for winter quite yet. Campus Rec Outdoor Adventures is offering some great fall trips to stay active outside before the snow falls. It’s mid-semester and many students are getting bogged down with school work, but it is important to continue exercising and getting physical activity even as we start to head indoors more. It will keep you healthy, both physically and mentally, while approaching... Read More
October 6, 2014
Homecoming weekend is right around the corner, which means fall weather, school spirit, a football game, and of course a 5k road race to start it all off! The race begins at 9am on Saturday, October 11th above the train tracks in front of the Whittemore Center. Coordinated by Campus Rec, the 5k has been a highlight of homecoming for many community members over the years. Campus Rec has a map posted online tracing the running route so you know what to expect. You can also register at this... Read More
October 2, 2014
October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!
At UNH, the Department of Social Work is also hosting events!... Read More
September 24, 2014
In this day and age many consumers are concerned about finances, and no one wants to pay more than they have to. When it comes to health care procedures, they can get expensive fast. Did you know that prices of the same procedure vary from location to location, but the quality of service isn’t necessarily a factor? This is called cost variation.
Between twenty seven NH hospitals in the New Hampshire Hospital Scorecard, there can be up to 70% difference in the cost of one procedure at different... Read More