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  • What older people can do to prevent falls

    Informed Health Online

    Falls have serious consequences on older adults’ health. An exercise program could help strengthen your muscles and improve balance to prevent falls. Stopping certain medications could also help. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you.

  • Falls in older people

    Informed Health Online

    Falls are caused by things like hazards in your home, health problems, or medications. To prevent falls, make sure that your home is safe. It may also help to exercise, use walking aids, or get new glasses. Talk to your doctor to learn what is best for you.

  • Umbilical Hernia: Should I Have Surgery?


    This patient decision aid helps people with an umbilical hernia decide on whether to have surgery now or take a wait-and-see approach by comparing the benefits, risks, and side effects of both options.

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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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