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  • Bedsores (pressure ulcers)

    Mayo Clinic

    Bedsores are caused by pressure on one part of the skin for too long. Change position frequently if confined to bed or a wheelchair and use supportive mattresses or cushions. Check, protect and clean skin regularly.

  • Evidence gap: What we don't know about health apps

    Evidence-based Living

    There is some evidence that mobile health apps lead to healthier behavior, but they may also cause people to feel unnecessary anxiety about their health. There is no evidence that shows mobile health apps can be harmful.

  • Acupuncture for itchiness: An evidence-based solution

    Evidence-based Living

    There is some evidence showing that acupuncture helps relieve itchiness. More research is needed. If you suffer from itchiness it may be worth giving a try.

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YMCA teams up with the Portal to promote healthy aging

June 30, 2016 - The YMCA of Hamilton/ Burlington/Brantford and the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal have partnered to help Canadians stay healthy, active and engaged as they grow older. The partnership marks an important alliance inspired by a shared commitment to ensuring Canadians have access to the highest-quality health information to foster healthy communities. Read more...

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