Friday, May 23, 2014

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, May 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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Consumer Reports on Health

May 2014
-How to sharpen your memory now, pp.1,4-5
"The same steps you take to promote your overall health and well-being should help protect your brain as well."
-You can survive allergy season, pp.6-7
-Do drug ads tell the truth? p.9

Harvard Health Letter
May 2014
-5 steps to adapt your home as you age, pp.1,7
-Boost your thinking skills with exercise, p.3
-Relief dos and don'ts for that nagging neck pain, p.4
-Caffeine: how much is too much? p.5

Harvard Heart Letter

May 2014
-Eat more fiber-rich foods to foster heart health, p.3
-When very high cholesterol runs in the family, p.4
"The standard advice...still applies: cut back on foods rich in cholesterol and saturated fat, such as red meat and full-fat dairy products, and eat more vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and fish."

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

May 2014
-The toll of untreated depression, pp.1-2
-A guide to new prostate cancer tests, pp.4-5

Special spring/summer 2014 issue
-Options for different types of neck pain, pp.1-2
-Improving range of motion in arthritic joins, pp.4-5
-Back spasms, p.6
-Getting the right support when you sleep, p.8

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

May 2014
-Cataract surgery, pp.1-3

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

May 2014
-Should you still take that multi? pp.1-2
-Clearing the air: Pollutants in the home, p.5

Spring/summer 2014: All about allergies

Monday, May 12, 2014

Resources on Nutrition and Cancer

Overview of Nutrition in Cancer Care
[Source: National Cancer Institute]

Eating Hints: Before, During, and After Cancer Treatment
[Source: National Cancer Institute]

Diet for Cancer Treatment Side Effects
[Source: UCSF Medical Center]

Additional Nutrition Resources
[Source: UCSF Patient Health Library]

Nutrition & Cancer: The Whole Diet

(Podcast from the UCSF Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center)

Nutrition Counseling & Workshops at UCSF
with registered dietician, Greta Macaire

Nutrition counseling services are open to UCSF cancer patients at no charge, although donations are appreciated. A dietitian is available Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Appointments can be scheduled through any of the oncology practices.

More information is available by calling the Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center at 415.885.3693 or going online to

Upcoming Workshops:

Nutrition and Breast Cancer
May 21, 2014, 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Nutrition and Prostate Cancer
May 27, 2014, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

See the Ida & Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center quarterly calendar for upcoming classes and events.