Friday, June 29, 2012

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, June 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

June 2012
-Relieve dizziness without drugs, p.6
-Is it allergies or a sinus infection? pp.8-9
-The benefits of eating local, p.10

DukeMedicine HealthNews

Jan 2012
-New insight into rheumatoid arthritis management, pp.1-2
-Focus on raising HDL “good” cholesterol – Is it worth it? p.3
-Sleep and dementia, p.6

Feb 2012
-New approach to cataract surgery, pp.1-2
-Dietary supplements vs. food sources, pp.4-5

Harvard Health Letter

May 2012
-Mediterranean diet:  heart healthy AND brain healthy, pp.1-2
-Exposure to the blue light of electronics, p.4

Harvard Men's Health Watch

June 2012
-Minimize the chance of melanoma, pp.1,7
-Stop elbow pain, pp.4-5
-Red meat, p.6

Harvard Women's Health Watch

May 2012
-Managing osteoarthritis of the knee, pp.4-6

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

June 2012
-Palliative care, pp.4-5
-Stopping smoking, p.6
-Coffee and health, p.7

June 2012, supplement
-A look at digestive health problems

Medicine on the Net

April 2012
-Allergy resources, pp.7-13
-Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) resources, pp.14-19

Nutrition Action Newsletter

May 2012
-Food and Addiction, pp.1-7
-Keep It Small: food portions and dishes, p.10
-Decoding Cereal Boxes, pp.12-15

June 2012
-Can Dr. Oz be wrong about omega-6 fatty acids and coconut oil?, pp.6-7; 10-11
-BPA: the saga continues, p.9

Friday, June 22, 2012

Seasonal Allergies

[From MedlinePlus]
Resources for a variety of allergy topics

Trigger avoidance in allergic rhinitis
[From UpToDate]

Pollen: Types and preventive strategies
[From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences]

Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home
[From the U.S. EPA]


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Travelers' Health and Welfare

Travelers' Health
[From the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]
Your Survival Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel
[From the CDC]

Safe Food and Water
[From the CDC]

Travel Tips for Older Adults
[From the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging]

Tips for Traveling Abroad
[From the U.S. State Department]