Monday, June 27, 2011

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, June 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, May 2011
-When patients suddenly beome confused p.1
-Food allergies and intolerances p.4

Harvard Health Letter, April 2011
-Side effects of proton-pump inhibitors (such as Prilosec, Nexium, Prevacid)

Duke Medicine HealthNews, July 2011
-Biology of food addiction, p.6
-There IS a “happiness” gene…but it’s not that simple, p.7

Mayo Clinic Health Letter, July 2011
-Benefits of weight training, pp.1-3

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, June 2011
-Findings cast doubt on glycemic-index effect on appetite, p.8

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Summer is upon us! The days are longer and we might be spending more time outdoors. Read on to find out why sunscreen really isn't just for summertime and sunny days.

[From the American Academy of Dermatology]

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently established new regulations for testing and labeling over-the-counter sunscreens.  Find out what you should start looking for on your sunscreen's label:
-Understanding Over-the-Counter Medicines: Sunscreen
-FDA Sheds Light on Sunscreens

Skin Cancer Prevention
[From UCSF Medical Center]

Cancer Trends: Sun Protection
[From the National Cancer Institute]

[From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency]
Kids can learn about sun safety through these fun, interactive pages.