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
August 14, 2018
Learn Why We Need More Nature In Our Lives
In order to reduce physical and mental health probelms, such as obesity and depression, we need more nature in our lives. Unfortunately, we only spend about 5% of our time outside. In urban areas with more trees, doctors prescribed fewer antidepressants, according to a London study. In Denmark, people living within 330 yards of green spaces were less likely to be obese and more likely to engage in exercise.
Our well-being can greatly improve by just... Read More
July 6, 2018
Learn about your health insurance options as a young healthcare consumer
As a young adult who will soon be graduating from college and looking for professional employment, it is important to start thinking about your health insurance options. Under the current law, the Affordable Care Act, you can stay on your parents plan until you turn 26 years old.
Children can remain on a parent’s plan even if they are:
Not living with their parents
Not financially dependent on... Read More
April 4, 2018
Learn what you can do to stay healthy, ultimately reducing your healthcare costs.
Incorporating healthy behaviors in your daily life can go a long way toward improving your health and lowering your risk of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Focusing on staying healthy and preventing diseases will ultimately reduce your healthcare costs in the future.
Five things you can start doing now that will not only keep you healthy, but also save you money include:... Read More