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Bisphosphonates are commonly prescribed to treat osteoporosis. They slow bone breakdown and lower your risk of breaking bones. Side effects may include heart burn and upset stomach. Talk to your doctor to find the right type of bisphosphonates for you. Exercising, eating well and avoiding alcohol and tobacco can also help treat osteoporosis.
There is a lot of research on end of life care for people dying from cancer but not as much for other diseases. More research needs to focus on heart failure and end of life care.
Fluzone High-Dose is a flu vaccine for adults over 65 that is intended to protect older adults better than the regular flu shot. Side effects of this vaccine include fever and soreness. More research is needed about its effectiveness.
Hamilton, ON - April 10, 2017
McMaster University has partnered with the Alzheimer Society of Ontario to support people living with dementia and their caregivers by ensuring they have access to the evidence-based health information. Learn more.