Monday, January 23, 2012

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, January 2012

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, Jan 2012
-Health ‘truths’ overturned, pp.1-5
-The buzz on caffeine, p.6
-Choosing the right fats, pp.8-9

Harvard Health Letter, Dec 2011
-Are artificial sweeteners a good alternative to sugar? p.1
-Is it okay to keep on taking Ambien for my sleeping problems? p.3
-Should I worry about health effects from BPA? p.4

Harvard Men's Health Watch, Dec 2011
-Medical radiation: Too much of a good thing? pp.1-6

Mayo Clinic Health Letter, Jan 2012
-Pneumonia: Reducing your risk, pp.4-5

Nutrition Action Newsletter, Dec 2011
-What foods are good for lowering cholesterol, staying regular, lowering blood pressure, protecting your eyes, and avoiding colon cancer pp.1-7
-How to avoid an “online fleecing” regarding “miracle products” and “revolutionary cures”, pp.8-9
-Top veggie burgers and nuggets, pp.12-13

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, Nov 2011
-More proof that staying physically active keeps brain sharp, pp.1-2
-Are probiotics right for you? pp.4-5
-No bone or menopause benefits from soy, per recent study, p.6