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  • The evidence on hands-free cell phone devices while driving

    Evidence-based Living

    Research shows that talking on hands free phone devices while driving is just as dangerous as talking on a cell phone while behind the wheel. The act of having a conversation distracts the driver and increase the chances of being involved in an accident that may result in serious injury or death.

  • How to prevent fractures if you have osteoporosis

    WebMD

    Prevent slips and falls to avoid broken bones, especially if you have osteoporosis. This resource includes a slide show of falls prevention tips, including: exercise, install good lighting, wear slip-resistant shoes, clear away clutter, use safety devices, limit your alcohol, and talk to your doctor about your medications.

  • What should I eat?: Protein

    Harvard School of Public Health

    Protein is an important part of a healthy diet, but certain high-protein foods (such as red meat) can increase your risk of heart problems and other diseases. Choose foods such as fish, chicken, beans and nuts as sources of protein.

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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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