March 26, 2021
A Few Key Terms
Have you ever received some random piece of mail or email to let you know that your health insurance policy has been renewed along with a long list of benefits? Well if you have ever tried to read one of these paper or electronic novels, it’s like learning a new language. Today, I am going to define a few common health insurance terms to help provide you with some clarity as most of you have just renewed a policy.
Copayment: This might be one that you are all familiar with.... Read More
March 1, 2021
Is There Really a Difference?
Think of the last time you were in the drug store. Whether you were looking for something for a headache, a sore throat, allergies, or something in between; you probably found yourself wondering whether you should go with the brand name drugs or the generic ones. They are set at different prices, have different packaging, and are even made by different companies. There must be a difference in quality, right?
Turns out, there is a difference, but it might not be... Read More
November 16, 2020
Improving Quality of Life through Preventive Care
Since the start of the pandemic in March, many people across the United States have reported delaying or even cancelling appointments for routine care, and even not seeking emergency care when it was needed out of fear of contracting COVID-19 at the medical facility they attend. In September, the CDC released survey data that was collected in June on delay or avoidance of medical care because of COVID-19. The survey was administered to adults... Read More
November 9, 2020
Doing Our Best to Stay Healthy
As we are still amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and may even be approaching a third wave of outbreaks; we are also coming up on the annual flu season. Many health experts are predicting that a potential third wave of COVID-19 cases in addition to the flu could completely cripple our healthcare system resulting in a surge of deaths from COVID-19, the flu, and other health conditions. Additionally, as hospitals become overrun, people seeking emergency care for things... Read More
November 2, 2020
How Healthcare is Changing in New Hampshire
Since the start of the pandemic, healthcare in the United States has seen many new changes. One of these changes includes the actual delivery of healthcare. When shutdowns first began, many “nonessential” services (such as routine physicals) were halted. This sparked a major push towards implementing telehealth services for the continuation of these “nonessential” services.
Telehealth services are defined by the Mayo Clinic as “the use of digital... Read More
October 21, 2020
How November Can Bring Change to the ACA
Since the 2010 passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the act has been highly controversial. Though the entire bill enacted many new changes to the face of healthcare in America, one of the biggest controversies of the bill was the tax penalty individual mandate for health insurance. The act mandated that all Americans have some sort of health insurance coverage by the end of the year that the act was passed. If you were found to have no health... Read More
September 16, 2020
Updates From The American Cancer Society
Recently, after conducting research and studies, the American Cancer Society has updated their recommendations for cancer prevention. In their studies, they concluded that “at least 18% of all cancer cases in the U.S. are related to a combination [of certain lifestyle factors].” These lifestyle factors include levels of daily physical activity, dietary habits, and weekly alcohol consumption.
To prevent certain types of cancer later in life, the American... Read More
September 10, 2020
Medical Services Through Health & Wellness
Now that the semester is in full swing, you may find yourself with your regular back-to-school cold or needing an immunization that you missed at your annual physical exam. Thanks to Health & Wellness, you can get what you need and more! Health & Wellness is the medical office on campus that has a holistic approach to health. They offer regular medical services in addition to wellness services and different types of wellness counseling.... Read More
March 3, 2020
Your Health Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Prescription, Now What?
Without health insurance, prescription medications can be hundreds even thousands of dollars. This medication can be vital to your health and wellbeing, yet it may be too expensive for you to afford right now, so what should you do? There are a few different ways a situation like this can be handled:
Contact your doctor and request an “exception.” Your doctor is able to connect with your insurance company and request that they... Read More
April 22, 2019
Find Out Easy Ways To Utilize Public Health Right On Campus
Public health is a way of preventing people from becoming sick by promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities in which they live. Opportunities to practice public health surround us at all times and making the choice to utilize these resources can benefit not only yourself, but everyone around you.
There are many ways to practice public health at UNH including:
Using Public Transportation, Walking or Biking ... Read More