August 8, 2016
The Importance of Smoke Free Campuses
There are currently 1,483 campuses in America that are considered to be 100% smoke free. It is important that college campuses make strides in order to become smoke free due to the significant health consequences that emerge from smoking.
Some of these health consequences include lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and respiratory problems. It is also important to recognize that smoking causes one out of every three... Read More
August 5, 2016
Making Contraceptive Use More Affordable and Accessible
Today in America, women have the opportunity to decide if they want to use contraceptive methods or not. A contraceptive method includes options such as the birth control pill, condoms and sterilization.
The most popular form of contraceptive is the birth control pill. Around 67% of women who use contraceptive methods opt for the nonpermanent, hormonal options like the pill, patch or implant.
Birth control is extremely common in teens that... 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
June 16, 2016
5 Facts About Eating Disorders On A College Campus
Eating disorders affect millions of individuals in the United States. Around ten million females and one million males battle with this disease.
The occurrence of eating disorders is prevalent on college campuses due to the change of environment. The amplified pressure and stress from being a college student can lead to various mental health problems such as an eating disorder.
Individuals between the ages of 18-21 are more susceptible to... Read More
June 2, 2016
Tips For Saving Money When Choosing Medication
Everyone has had that moment of contemplation when you are standing in the drug isle of your pharmacy wondering if you should purchase the Advil or its generic version.
Brand name products are so much more expensive than the generic options, but are they really worth spending the extra money? According to the FDA, the average cost of a generic drug is 80-85% less than the brand name version.
It is important to understand that generic versions are... Read More
May 24, 2016
Stress Relief Tips In Order to Gain Control Over Mental Wellness
Being stressed out can be more detrimental to one’s health than individuals realize. Stress affects not only your mood and emotions, but your physical and mental health as well.
Some specific symptoms of stress include feeling overwhelmed, having heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, mood swings, or changes in appetite. There are innumerable symptoms of stress because stress affects everyone differently.
However, there is good news.... Read More
April 27, 2016
Stress Relieving Activities During Finals Week
Every year Frazzle Free Finals takes place in Dimond Library at UNH. These three days are meant to de-stress students during a very hectic time.
Stress management is very important during finals week, which is why UNH offers various activities to try and relieve and reduce that stress. This semester Frazzle Free Final activities will take place Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th.
Some of the events include visits from therapy dogs from... Read More
April 12, 2016
Stepping Out Against Violence
UNH’s “SHARPP” stands for Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program and is a vital organization on campus. This program offers confidential assistance to individuals who have endured sexual violence, harassment or stalking.
SHARPP hosts various events on campus in order to raise awareness and educate our student body. Some examples include: MUB lectures and films, the 1BlueString concert series, and the Anti-Violence Rally and Walk. You can check out more about... Read More
April 1, 2016
Improving Your Mental Health
After a long, stressful day, it can be difficult to go for a jog or make way to the gym. People often want to unwind on the couch with their friends and binge- watch Netflix episodes. Individuals often overlook the importance of exercising not only for their physical health, but for their mental health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that consistent physical activity can not only improve physical health, but can assist with keeping your mind sharp as... Read More
March 23, 2016
Tips For Eating Healthier, While Battling a Busy Schedule
As the holidays end and individuals get back to their daily routines, it’s hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle when returning to a busy schedule. Packing snacks to help keep you full and satisfied during the day can help you stay on track!
It is often helpful to buy prepackaged items such as 100 calorie almond packs or a piece of fruit like a clementine, to limit preparation time. With prepackaged snacks you can just throw them in your... Read More