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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

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Recent Web Resource Ratings

  • Women, embrace the power of your pelvic floor!

    Evidently Cochrane

    Women who do pelvic floor muscle training are more likely to report being cured of urinary incontinence. It may also help with urine leaks.

  • What's the evidence on tackling fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis?

    Evidently Cochrane

    Exercise and talking treatments may help people with rheumatoid arthritis manage fatigue. More research is needed to find the best treatments.

  • Breast cancer: Risks and benefits, age 70-74

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Your chances of dying from breast cancer can be lowered by having regular screening. There are risks to mammograms however, including false positives, unnecessary biopsies or surgery.

  • Breast cancer: Screening guideline video

    Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

    Women ages 50-74 should have a mammogram every 2 to 3 years, if they are not at high risk of breast cancer. Discuss with your doctor whether you should have a mammogram if you are over age 75.

  • Arthritis and exercise

    UpToDate - patient information

    Regular exercise can help with arthritis pain. Talk to your doctor about specific exercises that should be avoided before you start an exercise program. This resource includes links to exercises designed for people with arthritis.

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