Monday, November 26, 2012

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, November 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!

DukeMedicine HealthNews

Oct 2012
-Maintain muscle mass with age and retain your independence, pp.1-2

Harvard Health Letter

Oct 2012
-Parkinson's symptoms reduced by deep brain stimulation, p.3
-T-DMi for HER2-positive breast cancer, p.5
-What you should know about statin drugs, p.7

Harvard Men's Health Watch

Nov 2012
-Zinc and echinacea for cold relief, p.2
-Healthy brain aging: take on new challenges, p.3
-Breathe away stress in 8 steps, p.5

Harvard Women's Health Watch

Nov 2012
-Beating belly fat, p.3
-The challenges of living alone, pp.4-5
-Cardiac screening tests, p.6

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

Nov 2012
-Denture care, p.6
-Osteoporosis drugs, p.7

Nutrition Action Newsletter

Nov 2012
-Strike against stroke: how to keep your brain in working order, pp.1-7
-Seeing through sketchy claims, pp.9-11

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

Oct 2012
-Rethinking fish oil pills, pp.1-3

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

Summer 2012 (special issue)
-15 keys to a healthy diet

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Holiday Food: Nutrition and Safety

  • How can I limit calories and still enjoy the holidays?
  • How long do I need to cook a 20-pound turkey?
  • What should I know to safely cook for a large group?
  • How long will my leftovers still be good?
  • Are there any tips for making a "turducken"?
If you are asking questions like these, take a look at the following sites to help keep everyone safe, healthy and happy this holiday season:

Holiday Nutrition
[Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics]

Healthy Holiday Recipes from the AICR
[Source: American Institute for Cancer Research]

Are You Storing Food Safely?
[Source: US Food and Drug Administration]

Food Safety During Cancer Therapy
[Source: UCSF Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center]

Thursday, November 8, 2012

MedlinePlus: Trustworthy Online Health Information

MedlinePlus is a  free, easy-to-use  health  information service of the National  Library of Medicine.

Resources and tools include:
  • Health  Topics: Over 900 topics on conditions, diseases and wellness

  • Drugs  & Supplements: About your prescription and over-the-counter  medicines, herbs and supplements

  • Videos, Tutorials and Cool Tools

  • Medical  Encyclopedia and Dictionary

  • News: Current health news and press  announcements

  • Directories: Find doctors, dentists and hospitals 

  • Information in many languages

You can find the MedlinePlus website on the UCSF Patient Health Library's Health Information Websites page along with many other health information resources.

Need more help?  Want a search done for you?  

Contact the Patient Health Librarian
by email, telephone, or in person.