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  • How much protection do flu vaccinations offer?

    Informed Health Online

    Get the flu shot every year. This can reduce your risk of getting the flu by more than half. The flu shot is especially important for people over the age of 60, or anyone with asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or HIV.

  • "What matters most to you?" How decision aids help patients make better choices

    Evidently Cochrane

    Decision aids can help patients choose between different healthcare options. Decision aids can improve people's knowledge about treatment options and help them feel clearer about their health priorities.

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    Mayo Clinic

    Wet macular degeneration causes blurry vision or blind spots. Medications are usually the first step in treatment. Avoid and manage degeneration through routine eye exams, not smoking, and managing your diet. Other tips are available in this resource.

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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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