Thursday, March 27, 2014

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, March 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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Harvard Women's Health Watch

March 2014
-Mini-stroke: what you should do, p.1
-Why you need a bone density scan, p.3
"This important test can warn you before you break a bone."
-Staying active when it's hard to move, pp.4-5
"Arthritis and other mobility issues shouldn't stop you from getting the exercise you need."
-new treatments for incontinence, p.7

Harvard Heart Letter

March 2014
-Sizing up ‘superfoods’ for heart health, pp.1,7
Why the following foods "rank high on the heart-health scale:" oatmeal, oranges, beans, spinach, kale, avocado, extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, berries, salmon, quinoa, dark chocolate.

Duke Medicine Health News

March 2014
-To treat osteoporosis, denosumab appears more effective than zolendronate, pp.1-2

Consumer Reports on Health

March 2014
-Solve your energy crises: finding and fixing the cause of your fatigue, pp.1,4-5
"Water should be your first choice. Being dehydrated, even mildly, may lead to fatigue, lack of energy, loss of concentration, and irritability."

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

March 2014
-Exercise combats chronic conditions, p.7

March 2014 supplement: The truth about the war on wheat

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Vegetables and Fruits

Vegetables and Fruits: The Bottom Line
[Source: Harvard School of Public Health]

Do you eat enough vegetables? (click to enlarge)


Health benefits of vegetables

Tips to help you eat vegetables 

Encouraging Your Child to Eat Fruits and Vegetables
[Source: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital]

For more great ideas on adding vegetables and fruit to your diet, come in to the Patient Health Library to read numerous helpful articles in the health and wellness newsletters we carry, such as "Eating your vegetables and fruit?" from the March 2011 issue of Consumer Reports on Health.