Monday, October 31, 2011

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, October 2011

Not all information is free and not all of it is online!  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!

Consumer Reports on Health, Sept 2011
-Do you need that CT scan? pp.1-5
-Buying supplements safely, p.6
-Using exercise to help back pain, pp.8-9
-Caregiving at a distance, p.11

DukeMedicine HealthNews, Oct 2011
-Soluble fiber helps reduce visceral fat, p.4
-Larger doses of zinc lozenges may shorten duration of cold symptoms, p.6
-Advice on increasing your ability to concentrate on tasks, p.8

Harvard Men's Health Watch, Sept 2011
-Erectile dysfunction pills and benign prostatic hyperplasia, pp.5-7
-Electronic cigarettes, p.8

Nutrition Action Newsletter, Sept 2011
-What you need to know about multivitamins, pp.1-7
-Gluten and celiac disease, pp.9-11

Johns Hopkins Bulletin: Prostate Disorders, Fall 2011
-Robotic surgery scrutinized, pp.1-3
UC Berkeley Wellness Letter, Sept 2011
-How much does the cholesterol in your food really matter? pp.1-2
-Living with hot flashes, p.4

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

National Institutes of Health: Online Health Information

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency and the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. The NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific focus.

The NIH Health Information website contains health information in an easy-to-browse format.

Browse by:

Health topics A to Z
Procedures and therapies
Health and Wellness
Body location/systems
Women's health
Men's health
Seniors' health
Minority health

You can also search the website by keywords, find information about NIH research (read some of the latest research), and subscribe to email updates on over 40 health topics.

NIH Radio is a 24-hour audio news service designed to provide broadcast radio stations and networks, podcasters and the public with the latest information about NIH research findings, highlights of press conferences, and health campaigns.

The 27 Institutes and Centers making up the NIH include:

National Cancer Institute
National Eye Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Find out more about the Institutes and Centers of the NIH

Did you know?

UCSF received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2010, and received the third largest amount of all institutions nationwide. Read the whole story.