Stories in Topic: Health and Wellness

  • UNH Wildcat statue in red scarf on World AIDS Day
    11.25.15 - On World AIDS Day, A Look at the Numbers
    Campus will be covered in red this coming week in honor of World AIDS Day on Tuesday, December 1. Three decades have passed since the height of the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, UNH Today checked in with Dr. Peter Degnan of UNH Health Services to find out more about the state of the virus today.
  • oysters
    11.24.15 - A Season of Feasting
    UNH faculty weigh in on food and nutrition for the holiday season
    Thanksgiving’s arrival this week ushers in a month of holiday celebrations and a season of tables laden with some of the most delicious and decadent foods New England has to offer. “Food is an important part of all celebrations,” says Joanne Curran-Celentano, professor of molecular, cellular and biomedical sciences. “Almost any holiday that is around family, you’ll find food."
  • UNH runners
    11.23.15 - Calorie Hangover? Here Are Some Campus Running Routes
  • UNH student wheeling down street
    11.05.15 - UNH Receives Federal Grant To Improve National Disability Employment Data
  • oysters
    04.23.15 - UNH Researchers Make Breakthrough in Detecting Most Common Bacteria Contaminating Oysters
  • 03.04.15 - Trading Goats and Birthing Babies in Nepal
    J Term students experience health care in developing nation
    Picture it: a hospital without heat. Patients bringing their own blankets. Women delivering babies side by side with little more than a curtain separating them. No public ambulances. 
  • 01.29.15 - In the News: How Many Teens are Actually ‘Sexting?’
  • 01.21.15 - UNH Launches Health Law and Policy Program
  • UNH OT graduate Alex Cousins and Krempels Center member Patrick Jones
    01.12.15 - OT in Action
    Occupational therapy grad describes her work with brain injury survivor
    During her senior year in the occupational therapy program at UNH, Alexandra Cousins '13 '14G interned at the Krempels Center, a Portsmouth, New Hampshire, nonprofit for those living with brain injury. Hear how Alex helped one Krempels member find his place in the community.  Related: OT Intern Brings Independence to Brain Injured
  • 12.11.14 - MVP
    Tackling some of football's biggest safety questions
    When it comes to head and helmet safety, one of the NFL’s most valuable players isn’t a quarterback, a receiver, or even a coach. In fact, Erik Swartz isn’t a football player at all—the former rugby forward is a professor of kinesiology at UNH.
  • UNH researcher Erik Swartz
    12.04.14 - Can Football Without Helmets Lead to Fewer Concussions?
  • 11.13.14 - Keeping Their Heads OUT of the Game
    Erik Swartz leads innovative research to reduce head injuries in football
    Once a week, several dozen UNH football players participate in an innovative, if counterintuitive, drill to minimize head trauma: They remove their helmets and tackle each other.
  • 11.12.14 - Adaptive Abilities
  • medical slide image of ebola virus
    11.12.14 - Ebola Virus A Hot Topic For UNH Nursing Students
    Classroom discussions focus on public health concerns amid deadly outbreak
    The media hype around the Ebola virus in the U.S. may have subsided, but in the nursing profession, the Ebola threat in America is still very much a topic of discussion, debate and even protest in some parts of the country. UNH nursing students have been studying infectious diseases in recent weeks, and talked recently about what they make of everything from Ebola-related quarantines for healthcare workers to their own fears of this and other deadly viruses.
  • 11.10.14 - Northeast Passage Turns 25
    This year, Northeast Passage is celebrating 25 years of providing adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation services to individuals with disabilities in New England.  
  • UNH nursing students recite oath during white coat ceremony October 24, 2014
    10.28.14 - Oath Takers: UNH Nursing Students Vow to Provide Compassionate Care
    On the journey to become a nurse, there’s a new rite of passage. This past Friday, 70 sophomore nursing students were cloaked and pinned before their faculty and families during the inaugural “white coat ceremony” in Durham.
  • Three Notch Century benefit ride for Northeast Passage
    09.02.14 - Why They Ride
    UNH Three Notch Century Cyclists Will Go the Distance Again This Year
      This coming weekend, intrepid cyclists will pedal through some of New Hampshire’s most scenic territory during the Three Notch Century, a ride to benefit Northeast Passage, the therapeutic recreation and adaptive sports program at UNH.
  • 07.22.14 - UNH Prof Is NFL's MVP for Equipment Research
    Swartz helps sideline overbuilt facemasks
    When the NFL wanted to evaluate the impact of non-standard facemasks on player safety, they turned to UNH kinesiology professor Erik Swartz for the data. His findings led to the league’s much-reported recent banning of overbuilt facemasks for the coming football season.
  • 05.13.14 - Making It Through: Just Breathe
    Yoga and Meditation Help Jason Kelly Reclaim His Life
    Jason Kelly ’14 used to be afraid of homework. An assignment that another student could bang out in 20 minutes would take Kelly a couple of hours, not because he struggled with the work but because he had to get it right. No—because he had to get it perfect. And, for someone like Kelly, who has obsessive compulsive disorder, perfect is impossible.
  • Amber Craft and a classmate conducting research in the lab
    04.24.14 - Step by Step
    An Athletic Training Student Learns To Conduct Research
    Amber Craft ’15 demonstrates how she measures muscle fatigue for her research project. Classmate Jimmy Golden ’14 volunteers as the test subject.