February 22, 2017
The Right and Wrong Time to Utilize Hospital Emergency Rooms
In a report put out by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) research found that in 2007 approximately $700 billion was wasted on unnecessary health care expenses in America. Of this $700 billion, $38 billion was spent due to emergency room overuse.
Emergency department overuse can also cause overcrowding and long waits for persons requiring true emergency care.
To help stop this misuse of hospital emergency departments here are... Read More
November 28, 2016
UNH Health Services Offers a Medical Center for Staff Members as well as Students
The University of New Hampshire’s Health Services Center is a great place to go whenever you are sick or need medical advice. It offers students the ability to refill prescriptions, get x-rays, and a plethora of other medical services with the convenience of being centrally located on campus.
In order to provide for the well-being of its faculty and staff, the University of New Hampshire offers an employee clinic... Read More
September 20, 2016
Stressed out? Consider Massage Therapy
College is an exciting time full of new discoveries, new friendships, and new experiences. It can also be pretty stressful.
Although feeling stressed is a normal feeling that most people deal with, the cumulative effects of stress can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, Health Services has many different ways to help manage stress.
One resource to help handle stress is massage therapy. According to the Health Services website, “Massage therapy is a... Read More
July 14, 2016
How Biofeedback Can Help You Destress
The year is flying by, but stress always seems to be present. Too much stress can lead to lack of sleep, feeling tired, anxious, or even depressed. However, there are many ways to combat stress and one of them is called biofeedback.
Biofeedback is a technique that uses electrodes attached to your skin to measure your heart rate, skin temperature, and breath rate. The biofeedback therapists then uses these results to help teach you breathing, meditation, and... Read More
June 17, 2016
Important Facts About Tobacco Use
Tobacco use, like cigarette smoking, is currently the leading cause of death in the United States that is considered to be preventable. In the U.S. the death rate is approximately 480,000 each year.
Tobacco use is associated with innumerable health risks, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and lung diseases.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall... Read More
March 2, 2016
March is National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Part of UNH’s observation of National Nutrition Month includes the UNH Nutrition Month Expo, brought to us by Nourish UNH, a Health Services nutrition peer education group. This... Read More
February 22, 2016
Come Attend Events Pertaining to Eating Concerns and Body Image!
The week of February 21st-27th is Eating Concerns Awareness Week at UNH. This unique week is put on by the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM) at Health Services.
ECM is a group on campus that provides students with mentoring and educational programs that educate and counsel individuals regarding body image, self-esteem and healthy living!
This week is held in order to raise awareness about eating disorders at UNH. In the US, around 30... Read More
January 12, 2016
Improving Your Mood During the Colder Seasons
As it gets colder, the days get shorter, and the winter blues are among us. Getting out of bed or going to the gym may require extra effort. You find yourself eating potato chips and desserts more often than you used to.
You may be affected with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) if you feel less energetic and more irritated as the winter season approaches. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, SAD is “characterized by recurrent... Read More
January 8, 2015
Do you ever feel like you are always on the go and you don’t have any time to relax? Are you finding it difficult to have that “you time”. Well don’t you worry because there is a solution! Meditation is a simple and fast way to bring inner peace within yourself and wipe away the daily stressors in life and to help you to feel more relaxed. It is an experience when you quiet your mind, relax your body, and awaken the sprit inside of you. Meditation can be practiced anywhere whether you are... Read More
November 4, 2014
Given our active student body at UNH, many students come back for fall semester motivated to start off the semester with a new workout routine. Many can find the gym to be overwhelming and the chaos of back to school season to be too much. The beginning of the semester is the perfect time to try a new approach to physical activity, and September just happens to be national yoga month! So toss on some comfy clothes, grab a water bottle and head to a class right on campus!
Yoga classes are... Read More