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  • What are the risks of vitamin D deficiency?

    Mayo Clinic

    Vitamin D deficiency occurs when you do not have enough vitamin D in your body. It can cause your bones to become brittle. Sunlight can help you get enough vitamin D. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your vitamin D level.

  • Alcohol: Does it affect blood pressure?

    Mayo Clinic

    Drinking too much alcohol can raise your blood pressure to an unhealthy level. If you have high blood pressure, avoid alcohol or drink it in moderation. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for men and women over 65.

  • Alcohol: Weighing risks and potential benefits

    Mayo Clinic

    You should not start drinking alcohol or drink it more often for potential health benefits. Potential benefits include lower risk of heart disease, stroke, or diabetes. Risks include many serious health problems. The benefits of alcohol consumption do not outweigh the risks.

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Facing a difficult health choice? Decision aids can help.

Hamilton, ON - August 30, 2017

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal now features patient decision aids to help support older adults and caregivers with important decisions involving health care. Learn more.

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