January 29, 2015
It's never too early to take steps to prevent heart disease! Heart disease is the the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Approximately 1 in every 4 deaths in the US is due to heart disease. Since February is National Heart Month, why not start now to plan for your healthy heart? Healthy UNH has put together a list of actions that you can take to improve your heart health at UNH.
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January 20, 2015
Did you know that as a full time degree student at UNH you are required to have adequate health insurance?
This policy has been enforced to ensure students have access to health care while at UNH. Requiring you to have health insurance provides financial protection from major illness or injury, and to receive care when you need it! If you are a student and do not have health insurance don’t you worry! UNH provides students with a qualified health plan known as the UNH Student Health... Read More
November 18, 2014
When you are addicted to something breaking the habit can be difficult, but what if it was damaging your health? Smoking tobacco is a very common addiction. It’s also expensive. The average cost of a packet of cigarettes in New Hampshire is $5.60. According to the American Lung Association, the average adult in NH smokes 15 cigarettes or less daily. That means the average adult smoker in NH would save $29.40 every week, or $126.00 a month by not smoking! Keep in mind, these costs don’t include... Read More
October 28, 2014
Interested in having a more proactive role in your healthcare? Using preventative care services can decrease the risk of chronic disease while simultaneously reducing healthcare costs. Preventing disease is key to improving America’s health and keeping rising health costs under control. Most health plans must cover a set of preventive health services for children at no cost when delivered by an in-network provider. Many chronic diseases can be largely preventable through close partnership with... Read More
October 24, 2014
Have you been feeling under the weather lately? Do you want to go to a doctor but don’t have any time to go because of work? Well don’t you worry because UNH Health Services has an on campus Employee Clinic personalized just for employees at UNH. The services at the Employee Clinic provide high quality, same day services that are convenient for employees. Any employee that works for UNH or the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) has access to these services. The clinic provides medical... Read More
October 21, 2014
Independent labs, what are they? Frequently your health care provider asks you to get some lab work done. You may have gone to the hospital to get this lab work done. But is this always the best choice now? With healthcare cost rising in hospitals, our nation is seeing an increase of independent care facilities.
These independent care facilities are not affiliated with hospitals, but they will give you the same benefits of going to the hospital. The test results will be sent to your provider... Read More
October 14, 2014
It’s Saturday afternoon and your 6-year old son falls and injuries his wrist during a soccer game. His wrist is now tender and swollen, but your physician’s office is closed for the weekend. What do you do? When someone needs immediate medical care the first line of advice is to seek help at the nearest emergency room. But is this truly an emergency? A trip to the emergency room almost always involves a long wait and a high copay. Urgent care centers offer an alternative option for individuals... Read More
October 13, 2014
With flu season right around the corner, it’s important to do what you can to prevent yourself from contracting the virus. The UNH Durham flu clinics have been scheduled for different locations, days and times to give flexibility for employees to attend. Find all the details on this Human Resources site.
The Health Services location offers limited free parking to employees on a first com-first serve basis.
The type of flu virus changes from year to year, causing experts to create a new... 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
July 28, 2014
With concern about the high and rising health cost in the United States, there is an even bigger concern about reducing or limiting the cost of medical services. One way to help reduce possible health costs is through prevention strategies. Prevention is not only the best way to reduce your chances of developing illness or a chronic condition, but it is also the key to reducing your chance of having to pay for unnecessary health costs.
Check out these simple prevention strategies you can do on... Read More