Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, April 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

April 2014
-Phosphorus: friend or foe? p.4
-Vitamin E for Alzheimer's? p.5

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

April 2014
-Dizziness, pp.1-3

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

April 2014
-Skin cream do's and dont's for eczema, p.6

Harvard Women's Health Watch

April 2014
-Should you be tested for dementia? pp.1,7
"Certain tests for dementia don't offer much diagnostic value in general, including general tests for Alzheimer's."
-Is it a food intolerance, allergy or something else? pp.4-5

Harvard Heart Letter

April 2014
-The best heart-healthy workouts for your 60's, 70's and 80's, pp.1,7
-Peripheral artery disease - It's a pain in the leg, p.6
"People with PAD worry that they are hurting themselves when the walk, but research shows that activity is actually very good for you...even if you feel some pain."

Harvard Health Letter

April 2014
-Easy ways to protect your mobility, pp.1,7
-Drug-free options to fight depression, p.3
-Tips for healthy food on the go, p.6

Duke Medicine Health News

April 2014
-It's never too late to get fit, p.3
"Whether going for a short walk several times a gay or starting off each day with an activity class at the senior center, something is always better than nothing."
-New blood pressure treatment guidelines challenged, pp.4-5
-Experimental drug may change the treatment of osteoporosis, p.7

Friday, April 4, 2014

Exercise and physical fitness

Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

The key is to find the right exercise for you. If it is fun, you are more likely to stay motivated. You may want to walk with a friend, join a class or plan a group bike ride. If you've been inactive for awhile, use a sensible approach and start out slowly.

[Source: MedlinePlus]

Exercise and physical fitness
[Source: MedlinePlus]

How much physical activity do you need?
Measuring Physical Activity Intensity
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]

Eating and exercise: 5 tips to maximize your workouts
[Source: Mayo Clinic]

Exercise tips for parents and children
[Source: UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital]

Strength Training for Older Adults
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]