Monday, November 25, 2013

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?
  • My mom is undergoing chemotherapy. Do I need to pay special attention to my food preparation habits?
  • What can I make for people on special diets? 
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:

-Enjoy Guilt-Free Holiday Celebrations
-Food Safety Tips for Holiday Road Trips
[Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics]

-Holiday Recipes
-Cooking for the Family… Gluten-free, Vegan and All
[Source: American Institute for Cancer Research]

-Food Safety Tips for Healthy Holidays
[Source: US Department of Agriculture]

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

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

Monday, November 18, 2013

Diabetes Resources

Get the basic facts on diabetes and learn about the different types of diabetes and their treatment:

[Source: Diabetes Teaching Center at the University of California, San Francisco]

Eating right is essential for living with diabetes. Get tips on making smart food choices  
[Source: CDC] 

Explore food options with MyFoodAdvisor
[Source: American Diabetes Association] 

Learn what you can do to prevent Type 2 diabetes. 
[Source: Harvard School of Public Health]

[Source: Medline Plus]

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, November 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!

Consumer Reports on Health

November 2013
-Tap the power of protein, pp.1,4-5
-Skip new weight-loss pill Belvq, p.2   see:
-How to get the right diagnosis, pp.6-7
-Best ways to beast cold symptoms, p.10   "If you have more than one symptom,...our medical experts recommend taking one single-ingredient drug for each symptom rather than buying a multisymptom remedy."

Duke Medicine Health News

November 2013
-Safer heart-attack prevention with revised drug regimen, pp.1-2
-Revolution in cataract surgery, pp.3-4
-Increasing evidence that diet impacts cognitive function, pp.5-6

Harvard Health Letter

November 2013
-Mild cognitive impairment, pp.1,7
-Anti-falling checklist, p.4
-Aching feet, p.5

Harvard Heart Letter

November 2013
-8-step plan for heart-healthy holiday dinners, pp.6-7

Harvard Men's Health Watch

November 2013
-Relieve common urinary symptoms without medication, pp.1,7
-Heart failure prevention essentials, p.3
-How to build a better sandwich, p.6

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

November 2013
-Gettings antioxidants from food, pp.1-3
-Biofeedback: you brain vs. chronic pain, pp.4-5

October 2013 Supplement on mindfulness

Nutrition Action Newsletter

November 2013
-Multivitamins: sorting out the news reports and studies, pp.3-7
-Store-bought popcorn, pp.13-15

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

November 2013
-Staying independent, p.3

-Should you worry about GMOs? pp.4-5
-Does fish oil really raise prostate cancer risk? p.7

November 2013 Supplement: Secrets to healthy holiday eating

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

October 2013
-Dense breasts: a hidden risk factor, pp.1-2
-Age-Related Eye Disease Study-2: what it tells us about using supplements, p.4
-A new crop of "super" fruits? p.5
-Low testosterone, p.6   "Low testosterone is not a problem unless it is accompanied by undesirable symptoms....Most men with low testosterone levels suffer few, if any, related problems."

November 2013
-Lung cancer screening: a new standard for smokers and ex-smokers? p.3
-Vitamin A, p.5