November 23, 2020
Things to Look for Before Signing Up
It wasn’t until recently that most gyms across the United States were allowed to re-open to some capacity. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many health experts have spent the last eight months questioning and researching the safety of gyms and how their operations impact the transmission of COVID-19. Now although there are some gyms that have disregarded safety protocols and have been the culprit of small outbreaks here and there; but since the re-openings, the... Read More
November 17, 2020
Getting Creative in the Kitchen
Making bread is a fun way to spend time inside! All you need is a dutch oven and some other ingredients. Follow along with this video made by Intern Layla and Sarah.
3 ½ cups bread flour, plus more for dusting
2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
2 jalapeñoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 jalapeño, sliced into rings, divided
1 tablespoon kosher salt (optional)
2 cups warm water
2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
1... Read More
November 16, 2020
Signs, Symptoms, and More
One of the most common deficiencies in the United States and around the world is iron deficiency. iron is a trace mineral - meaning you only need trace amounts of it on a daily basis - that is essential for red blood cells carrying oxygen throughout the body. Additionally, iron is essential for immune system functioning. It helps you fight infection!
Unfortunately, iron is a heavy metal which makes it difficult for the body to naturally absorb. This is why it is... 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 12, 2020
An Update from Pfizer Inc.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, pharmaceutical companies all around the world have answered the call to action for creating a vaccine for the virus (Sars-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19. As of Monday, November 9th, Pfizer Inc. released results from their latest COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial. Pfizer Inc. is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and is based out of New York City, Ny. In the third phase of testing,... Read More
November 10, 2020
Using Light Therapy to Treat SAD
As we are past daylight savings times, the days are getting shorter every single day. Our time with precious sunlight gets shorter and shorter every day. Not to mention the classic New England weather that we can soon expect; the regular cold air and darkness takes a serious toll on our emotional wellbeing year after year. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that is very common. Up to 3 million people will experience some degree of SAD... Read More
November 10, 2020
Virtual Fitness at UNH
This semester, the Hamel Rec. Center (HRC) here at UNH was able to create an environment where UNH community members can continue to engage in physical activity throughout the pandemic. There are many new policies in place, but they are in efforts to help patrons feel safe and relaxed in the gym and in group fitness classes. Unfortunately, UNH community members who have not been participating in the COVID-19 testing were unable to go to their favorite gym and group... 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 7, 2020
An Interview with CFAR
Over the past few weeks, I have been conducting virtual “interviews” with different departments on campus. This in efforts to answer some common questions that students, faculty, or staff may have about the different services that will be offered by various departments on campus this semester. To learn more about services from CFAR, read below!
Are your services accessible to all students free of charge? Or do you offer services at a charge?
CFAR services are free of... Read More
November 7, 2020
Living Well Services Through Health and Wellness
Health can be defined as the absence or presence of disease or illness. Wellness is oftentimes defined as being more than an absence of disease or illness. It fully encompasses and includes mental, emotional, and social wellbeing (to name a few). Although a person may be technically “free of disease” if they are not intune with and maintaining their emotional or social wellbeing, they may notice that their quality of life has taken a down turn.... Read More