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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

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Recent Blog Posts

Recent Web Resource Ratings

  • Benefits and risks of screening tests

    Informed Health Online

    Be aware of the benefits and risks of screening tests. Talk to your doctor to find out what kind of screening is right for you.

  • Alzheimer's disease: Can ginkgo products help?

    Informed Health Online

    Gingko supplements (240 mg per day) may help reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and enable you to perform daily tasks better. Be aware that gingko could interact with other medications, so talk to your doctor before taking any supplements.

  • Acupuncture for depression

    Science-based Medicine

    There is not enough evidence to recommend using acupuncture to treat people with depression.

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