Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, July 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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Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

April 2014
-What can you really do to feel more energetic? pp.4-5
-Make sure you're getting enough B12, p.7

June 2014
-Smart shopping for salmon, pp.4-5
-Protein plus exercise equals less muscle loss with aging, p.7
-Q: Is oat bran as good as oatmeal for nutrition value? A: "Adding oat bran to your cereal may be a quick and easy way to add fiber and other nutrients to your diet....Keep your mind open to...the original whole food...as there are many components of food whose function or relationships we do not yet understand."

June 2014 Supplement: How safe are so-called "dietary supplements"?

Nutrition Action Newsletter

June 2014
-Don't believe everything you hear, pp.1,3-7
"It doesn't matter if the news came from the New York Times, '60 Minutes,' or Dr. Oz....The information could well be incomplete, preliminary, or downright flawed."
-Oh my GERD! A guide to heartburn and beyond, pp.9-11

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

June 2014
-Atrial fibrillation choices, pp.4-5
-Cancer-related symptoms, p.6
-Shared medical decisions, p.7

June 2014 Supplement: Highly functional foods: Eating your way to good health

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

June 2014
-The truth about testosterone replacement therapy, pp.1-2
-Preventing complications of chronic kidney disease, pp.4-5

Harvard Heart Letter

June 2014
-Should you seek advanced cholesterol testing? p.3
-How sugar harms the heart, p.6
-Measure blood pressure in both arms, p.7

Harvard Health Letter

June 2014
-Easy exercises for healthy knees, pp.1,7
-4 fast mood boosters, p.3
-Taming irritable bowel syndrome, p.6
-Are cholesterol-lowering statin drugs for everyone? p.7

Consumer Reports on Health

June 2014
-Are supplements really safe? p.1,4-5
-Spot and fix medical billing mistakes, p.8
-The best way to stop bug bites, p.10

July 2014
-Heart disease questions and answers, pp.1,4-5