Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, October 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

Oct 2012
-Is stress making you sick? pp.1-5
-What questions to ask when faced with cancer tests and treatments. pp.6-7

DukeMedicine HealthNews

Sept 2012
-Salt and blood pressure, p.3

Harvard Men's Health Watch

Oct 2012
-Should you skip your PSA test? pp.1,7
-Testosterone testing, pp.4-5
-Soothing heartburn, p.6

Harvard Women's Health Watch

Oct 2012
-5 of the best exercises you'll ever do, pp.1,7
-Bladder training for incontinence, p.2
-Breast cancer screening tests, p.6
-Hormone therapy: a new consensus, p.8

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

Oct 2012
-Calcium and vitamin D: Behind the headlines, pp.1-2
-Staying safe on the road, pp.4-5

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

Sept 2012
-HDL "good" cholesterol, pp.1-2
-It's late, turn off that computer! p.3
-Strontium and bone health, p.7

Monday, October 22, 2012

Portion Size and Portion Control

What is the difference between Portions and Servings?
[Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)]

Portion Control and Diet: 10 Easy Tips for Smaller Servings

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]

Portion Distortion Quiz
[Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)]

Harvard's New Guide to Healthy Eating
[Source: The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health]

Portion Distortion for Teens