July 22, 2020
Recently covered in mainstream media, the antiviral drug Remdesivir may now be a potential treatment for COVID-19 patients admitted into hospitals. The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for an early use authorization as it is still in clinical trials for testing. In labs, Remdesivir has also been shown to help treat hepatitis and Ebola.
Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of the drug, was able to get an early use authorization from the FDA so quickly because the... Read More
June 30, 2020
Merging Technology And Healthcare
When the spread of COVID-19 began, many healthcare providers and centers began promoting the idea of telehealth services. But what does that really mean? Telehealth uses digital information and communication technologies in order to support patient care, administrative activities, and health education. Basically, it allows patients and providers to interact when they are physically separated.
The goals of telehealth are to reduce the cost of healthcare services... Read More
June 11, 2020
Tracking The Virus
As states across the country move into the phases of re-opening businesses during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many epidemiologists, doctors, and public health officials alike have recommended the use of contact tracing to slow the spread of disease once businesses open and people return to work.
So, what exactly is contact tracing? Contact tracing is simply the identification of people who may have been exposed to or in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of an... Read More
March 3, 2020
Your Health Insurance Doesn't Cover Your Prescription, Now What?
Without health insurance, prescription medications can be hundreds even thousands of dollars. This medication can be vital to your health and wellbeing, yet it may be too expensive for you to afford right now, so what should you do? There are a few different ways a situation like this can be handled:
Contact your doctor and request an “exception.” Your doctor is able to connect with your insurance company and request that they... Read More
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