Friday, January 9, 2015

Health Newsletters at the Patient Health Library, January 2015

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.

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

November 2014
-Are coconuts all they're cracked up to be? pp.1-2
-Choking: know what to do, p.4

December 2014
-Yoga for a better bladder, p.5

Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter

November 2014
-Extra magnesium may boost your physical performance, p.7

Supplement, November 2014: The latest on fats: facts vs. fads

December 2014
-Get fit now to keep your brain sharp later, p.7

Nutrition Action Newsletter

December 2014
-What you can do to protect your bones, pp.1,3-7

Mayo Clinic Health Letter

November 2014
-Irritable bowel syndrome: new approaches for relief, pp.1-3
-Lymphedema surgery: new solutions for swelling, pp.4-5

Supplement, November 2014 - Diabetes: Taking charge of your health

December 2014
-Nonallergic rhinitis, pp.1-3
-Lifting safely, pp.4-5

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter: Health After 50

December 2014
-Don't let COPD stand in the way of an active lifestyle, pp.1-2
-Pneumonia: two vaccinations are better than one, p.3

Harvard Women's Health Watch

December 2014
-Keep your weight down and your energy up with the glycemic index, pp.1,7
-When to get help for low back pain, pp.4-5

Harvard Men's Health Watch

November 2014
-How much alcohol is too much? p.3
-Relief for hand arthritis, p.6

Harvard Heart Letter

November 2014
-Exercise is still the best medicine, pp.1,7
-For heart health, less salt makes the most sense, p.5

Duke Medicine Health News

November 2014
-An action plan to avoid chronic loneliness, p.3

Friday, January 2, 2015

Making Your Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions—they’re easy to make but easier to break. Why is it so hard to make the healthy changes that we know can help us feel better and live longer? And why is it so hard to make them last?

Following are tools that can help you remove the barriers to making good habits a part of your life:

Making Your Resolutions Stick
[Source: American Psychological Association]

How to Create Healthy Habits
[Source: NIH News in Health from the National Institutes of Health ]

Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Outlook
[Source: UCSF Medical Center]

Behavior Modification Ideas for Weight Management
[Source: UCSF Medical Center]

Passing on Healthy Habits to Your Children
[Source: American Academy of Family Physicians]

Healthy Sleep Tips
[Source: American Academy of Sleep Medicine]

Adopt Good Sleep Habits
[Source: Harvard Medical School]

Healthy living
[Source: MedlinePlus]