Monday, October 27, 2014

Portion Size and Portion Control

Serving Size Versus Portion Size
 [Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)]

Portion Control and Diet: 10 Easy Tips for Smaller Servings

How to Avoid Portion Size Pitfalls to Help Manage Your Weight
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]

Portion Distortion Quiz
[Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)]

Harvard's New Guide to Healthy Eating
[Source: The Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health]

Portion Distortion for Teens

Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, October 2014

The  UCSF Patient Health Library subscribes to over a dozen health and wellness newsletters that are not available for free online. We also have access to all of the online journals the UCSF subscribes to.

Here are highlights from newsletters. To read the articles, look at the online journals or ask a health or medical question, visit the Patient Health Library.

Duke Medicine Health News

September 2014
-With diet and exercise, it's quality, not quantity, that counts, pp.4-5

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

October 2014
-Are you taking your reflux meds correctly? p.3
-Do you still need a screening mammogram? pp.4-5

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

September 2014
-Controlling diabetes, pp.1-3

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

September 2014
-Sugar substitutes, pp.4-5
-Reality check on health benefits of resveratrol found in red wine, p.7

Special supplement, September 2014: Best food choices to reduce your cancer risk

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

October 2014
-DHEA: anti-aging in a bottle? p.4
-Yoga: is hotter better? p.6

Harvard Men's Health Watch

September 2014
-"Joint support" supplements for arthritis, p.3

Harvard Women's Health Watch

September 2014
-Get on your feet: 8 ways to avoid too much sitting, p.3

Nutrition Action Newsletter

September 2014
-What you may not know about breast cancer, pp.1,3-7
-What you need to know about soy, pp.9-11