Thursday, May 23, 2013

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, May 2013

Here are highlights from recent health and wellness newsletters at the UCSF Patient Health Library.  To see the entire articles, visit the Patient Health Library!

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

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

March 2013
-Probiotics: pros and cons, pp.1-2
-Energy drinks, p.3
-Overeating and the "food environment," p.4
-Age spots, p.5
-Decongestants, p.6

April 2013
-Whole grains: the 10-to-1 rule, p.3
-Vitamin B12, p.4

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

May 2013
-Healthy diet fights infection by boosting immune system, pp.1-3
-Understanding food and medication interactions, pp.4-5

Nutrition Action Newsletter

April 2013
-Fooled by food: how to trick yourself to eat less, pp.1,3-7
-Calcium confusion, p.8

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

April 2013
-Smoothing facial wrinkles: procedures and creams, pp.1-3
-Gut microflora: the secret life of bacteria, pp.4-5
-Pain drugs and heart attack, p.6

Harvard Men's Health Watch

April 2013
-Insomnia: Learning how to sleep again, pp.1,7
-AMD: a preventable form of vision loss, p.4

DukeMedicine HealthNews

April 2013
-Advances in prostate cancer, pp.3-4
-Obesity facts and fiction, pp.4-5

Consumer Reports on Health

May 2013
-Which drugstore services are worth it and which ones you should skip, pp.6-7
-Don't let fear sabotage your health, p.11

Monday, May 6, 2013

Resources on Nutrition and Cancer

Overview of Nutrition in Cancer Care
(from the National Cancer Institute)

Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
(from the National Cancer Institute)

Diet for Cancer Treatment Side Effects
(from UCSF Medical Center's online Health Library)

Nutrition & Cancer: The Whole Diet
(Podcast from the UCSF Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center)

Nutrition Counseling & Workshops at UCSF
with registered dietician, Greta Macaire

Nutrition counseling services are open to UCSF cancer patients at no charge, although donations are appreciated. A dietitian is available Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Appointments can be scheduled through any of the oncology practices.

See the Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center quarterly calendar for upcoming classes and events.

More information is available by calling the Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center at 415.885.3693 or going online to