Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Art of Eating Well

Could you use some help getting more vegetables and fruits in your diet?  Can you eat healthily and enjoy it?

Visit the Patient Health Library to read the special report from the Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Beyond meat and potatoes: the art of eating well. You can also check out some of their recipes for free online: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/RecipeIndex.  Here are some examples:

Tips to help you eat vegetables
[from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion at the U.S. Department of Agriculture]

Encouraging Your Child to Eat Fruits and Vegetables
[from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital]

Did you know that nutrition counseling services are available to UCSF cancer patients at no charge? A dietitian is available Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Appointments can be scheduled through any of the oncology practices.  Free seminars are also offered through the Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center. Call to register at 415.885.3693. More information is available by calling or going online to http://cancer.ucsf.edu/crc/nutrition-counseling-and-workshops.

Managing Eating Problems During Cancer Treatment:
Wednesday, June 8, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Nutrition & Breast Cancer:
Tuesday, June 14, 5:00 - 6:30pm

Cooking demonstrations at the Mount Zion Community Health Fair (no registration required):
Saturday June 18, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Sugar and Cancer: What’s the Relationship?:
Wednesday, June 22, 4:00 - 6:00pm

Not a cancer patient? Visit the UCSF Nutrition Counseling Clinic where registered dietitians provide nutrition counseling to help treat and prevent disease through dietary changes.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, May 2011

The UCSF Patient Health Library subscribes to a number of health and wellness newsletters that are not otherwise free to the public.  Here are some highlights from recent newsletters.

To see the entire articles, visit the Patient Health Library!

Harvard Women's Health Watch, March 2011
-Hormone therapy: the next chapter, pp.1-3
-Lower heart failure risk from eating chocolate, p.7
-The proper way to walk with a cane, p.8

Harvard Men's Health Watch, May 2011
-Acupuncture for erectile dysfunction, pp.5-7

Harvard Health Letter, March 2011
-A wash worth its while?  Mouthwash's ability role in dental hygiene.

Nutrition Action Healthletter, Jan/Feb 2011
-Surprising findings from the last 40 years (a retrospective on the 40th anniversary of the newsletter's publisher, the Center for Science in the Public Interest), pp.3-8, 10-11
-Beyond Bread: think thin, a comparison of bread products in the grocery store, pp.12-15

Consumer Reports on Health, May 2011
-75 years and counting: health advice that endures (a retrospective on the 75th anniversary of the Consumers Union), pp.1, 4-5
-Choosing and using pain relievers, pp.8-9
-Splitting pills safely, p.6