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
November 5, 2020
If you’ve ever looked into stress management techniques or exercises; I’m sure you have come across some pretty involved things. Things such as restorative yoga, coloring and listening to music, going for a walk in nature, the list could go on. And not that there is anything particularly “wrong” with these things. They can just be a little bit time consuming - especially for those with busy or constantly changing schedules. Additionally, these are all activities that involve... 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 29, 2020
Elevating Your Emotional Wellbeing with Positive Affirmations
The power of positive affirmations is something that has been widely discussed (and even researched) in the field of psychology. In fact, there is even a theory for it; self-affirmation theory. The theory states that “when people’s self-image has been threatened they are motivated to affirm the integrity of the self. Moreover, people have a desire to restore their general self-image, not simply to resolve the specific threat”.... Read More