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