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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

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  • Preventing osteoporosis

    Informed Health Online

    Make sure that you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D, stay physically active and do not smoke to help prevent osteoporosis.

  • Common colds

    Informed Health Online

    The common cold is usually harmless and goes away on its own. Avoid touching your face and wash your hands with soap to prevent getting a cold. There is no cure for the common cold but there are medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen (paracetamol), as well as decongestant (anti-swelling) nasal sprays that can help relieve symptoms.

  • High cholesterol: Does reducing the amount of fat in your diet help?

    Informed Health Online

    Reducing the amount of saturated fats in your diet can help prevent cardiovascular disease. By eating less meat, butter, cheese and cream on a long-term basis increases the benefits towards your health!

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