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  • "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.

  • Wet macular degeneration

    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.

  • Can oseltamivir (Tamiflu) prevent complications?

    Informed Health Online

    Oseltamivir (known as Tamiflu) is a drug that is meant to prevent complications like pneumonia when you have the flu. Research shows that Tamiflu makes flu symptoms go away sooner, but has side effects like headaches and nausea. Help protect yourself from the flu by washing your hands regularly.

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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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