Since 1975, this newsletter has offered advice on medical, fitness
and nutritional issues. The December issue examined last year's most
newsworthy health stories and also covered yoga, lactose intolerance
and the nutritional benefits of fish. A one-year subscription is $32
(to order: 1-800-829-9045).
Hopkins Medical Letter
This newsletter published by Johns Hopkins Medicine concentrates primarily
on the common disease affecting baby boomers and their parents, including
heart diseases affecting baby boomers and their parents, including
heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Treatment options are
discussed, sometimes in technical terms. Orthopedic issues receive
regular attention, as do medical and health issues in the news. A
recent issue included articles on scem cells, stroke prevention, hip
replacement and drugs that lower cholesterol. A one-year subscription
is $28 (to order: 386-447-6313).
Clinic Health Letter
Articles address a variety of medical conditions and often include
colorful graphics that enhance the written material. They also tap
into the expertise of the clinic's affiliated physicians. A recent
issue included in-depth stories on colon polyps, the pros and cons
of alcohol consumption and a new procedure that reduces excessive
menstrual bleeding. Shorter items offered practical advice on flying
with a cold and discussed the merits of extra-virgin olive oil.
The price is $27 (to order: 1-800-333-9037).
University Health and Nutrition
Published since 1982, Tufts' newsletter is a dependable and up-to-date
resource. Its easy-to-read articles are reviewed by experts from
Tufts' School of Nutrition Science and Policy, which specializes
in nutrition and the aging process. The December issue carried pieces
on the Atkins Diet, "hidden" holiday calories, the latest
research on testing for prostate cancer and diabetes monitoring.
It also answered readers' questions about face creams and the safety
of ground beef (1-800-274-7581).
of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter
This newsletter offers excellent nutritional, fitness and self care
advice, and objective examinations of the pros and cons of the treatments
and nutritional supplements it discusses. The November issue carried
articles on the Portfolio diet, stroke prevention, the benefits
of exercise balls, and the nutritional merits of evening primrose
oil, squash, grapefruit, fish-oil pills and omega-3s in plants (386-447-6328).