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
April 10, 2019
Everything You Need To Know About The Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource for all UNH faculty and staff members. The EAP is available 24/7, with the goal of providing faculty and staff with what they need when “dealing with life’s challenges.” Through this program, faculty and staff have access to monthly newsletters, monthly theme-focused tip sheets as well as a variety of other resources.
These resources include services within the following areas:... Read More
March 27, 2019
Tips And Tricks For Healthy Internet Searching
You start seeing a reoccurring, itchy rash on your foot, and you aren’t sure where it came from or when it got there. After about a week, it doesn’t go away and it just starts to get worse. You’re looking for an immediate solution to your problem, so, what do you do? You could call your doctor and schedule an appointment, but that puts you at least a few hours out. Or, to make things easier, you could just type “itchy foot rashes” into Google.... Read More
February 25, 2019
Why You Should Choose Generic Drugs
When you go to purchase over the counter medication, we all have faced the problem of do we buy the brand name or the generic version? People tend to be more inclined to purchase the nicely designed boxes of brand name drugs, as opposed to the relatively plain boxes of generic. There are a lot of misconceptions associated with generic drugs:
Lack of quality. However, generic drugs are exactly the same as their brand name counterparts.
Effectiveness. Generic... Read More
February 6, 2019
How To Take Charge Of Your Healthcare
Up until a few years ago, health care patients weren’t able to easily access their care plan, nor were they able to say their input. This resulted in patients putting in lots of trust towards their employer, government, health plan, and providers. However, just recently, more and more consumers are becoming informed of the plans being made available to them. This gives their employer and the government less control, allowing them to start taking charge of... Read More
January 23, 2019
How To Know Which Medical Facility To Go To and When
When you become ill or injured, it is difficult to know whether to see your primary care provider, go to an urgent care clinic, or to the emergency room. What is the difference between all three of these providers and when should you go to each facility?
Nurse Line: Calling your insurance company’s 24-hour nurse line can be the quickest, most convenient, and least expensive way to get questions answered regarding minor medical conditions or... Read More
December 7, 2018
Do you know that the United States spent a record high of $3.4 trillion on health care in 2016? According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we have one of the highest healthcare prices per person in the world, around $10,348 and yet in comparison to other developed nations, we have some of the lowest health outcomes.
31stfor life expectancy
1stfor deaths from preventable diseases
13thfor health coverage
All these rankings are in comparison to other high-income countries, who... Read More
November 28, 2018
Find Out Why The FDA Seized Documents From JUUL Headquarters
JUUL currently controls 72% of the e-cigarette market in the United States. Its products, being the JUUL and JUUL pods have become increasingly popular in high schools and colleges all across the country, causing an epidemic of youth nicotine use. On Friday, September 28, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration conducted a surprise inspection of JUUL headquarters, in expectation of finding documentation that the company specifically... Read More
November 7, 2018
This year, UNH will be participating in the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, from November 10ththrough the 18th. Across the country, throughout our state and within our own community of UNH, there is a struggle with homelessness and hunger. According to the Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week resources, 1 in 5 U.S children live in poverty, and roughly 795 million people do not have enough to eat. This upcoming awareness week, there are ways that you can aid in reducing these... Read More
September 26, 2018
Have you ever been sucked into the nerve-wracking “why does my head hurt?” web search? These kind of internet searches can often lead a simple headache into a seemingly deadly disease. Here are a few tips the next time you want to check out your symptoms before potentially heading to the doctor’s office.
The best way to determine if the information that you are looking at is reputable and accurate is to check out the website and ask yourself these questions.
Who runs or created the site?
When... Read More