Thursday, February 27, 2014

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, February 2014

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.

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UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

February 2014
-Benefits of tea, pp.1-2
-The lowdown on steroid shots, p.4
-Vitamin D-bate continues, p.5

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

February 2014
-Active leisure improves heart health and longevity, pp.1,3
"Every time you move around rather than sit, you challenge your heart to beat a little faster, training it to be stronger and fitter."
-10 keys to cardiovascular health, pp.4-5
"Experts emphasized dietary patterns--combinations of foods that differ in macronutrient, vitamin and mineral composition--rather than individual dietary components."
-The digestive benefits of fermented foods, p.7
"'Friendly' bacteria can be good for you, but be sure you know what you're buying."

Nutrition Action Newsletter

January/February 2014
-Trouble ahead? How to keep your brain sharp, pp.1,3-7
1. Watch your blood pressure
2. Keep blood sugar & insulin in check
3. Get moving
4. Use your brain

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

February 2014 Supplement: Get better sleep without taking a pill

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

February 2014
-Recommendations for using prophylactic breast cancer drugs, pp.1-2
    ~How the drugs work
    ~Who is a candidate
    ~Making an informed choice
-Urinary tract infections: what both men and women should know, pp.4-5

Harvard Women's Health Watch

February 2014
-Are benefits from chocolate wishful thinking? pp.1,7
-Effective exercises for osteoporosis, p.3  

Harvard Men's Health Watch

February 2014
-Is testosterone therapy safe? pp.1,7
-Carbohydrates: it's the quality that counts, p.4
-Preventive maintenance for your shoulders, p.5

Harvard Health Letter

February 2014
-Improve your balance by strengthening your core, pp.1,7
-Protect your memory and thinking skills, p.3
-Don't let that heartburn go untreated, p.4
-Five easy ways to start exercising, p.6

Duke Medicine Health News

February 2014
-Breakthrough in hearing technology: an end to background noise, pp.1-2
"The algorithm improved hearing-impaired people's comprehension from 25 percent to almost 85 percent against background noise."
-Clarification on new guidelines to lower heart attack and stroke risk, pp.3-4
-Insomnia therapy may help improve depression treatment, p.5

Consumer Reports on Health

February 2014
-The safest ways to stop pain, pp.1,4-5
-Need a new hip? Get a warranty. p.2
-5 steps to prevent heart disease, pp.6-7
-Secrets to a better night's sleep, p.8