Don't trust your health to Dr. Google. Instead, consult our evidence-based Blog Posts, Web Resource Ratings and Evidence Summaries for trustworthy information about health and social aspects of aging.
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Blog Posts are short articles on a variety of health topics written by professionals with expertise on particular topics or members of the editorial team. The Blog Posts are based on the best scientific evidence available on the topic.
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Web Resources are consumer-friendly information such as blogs, videos and information sheets that Portal staff have identified as potentially relevant to older adults and their caregivers, then rated for use of research evidence, rigorous development process, and usability. The key messages are summarized.
Evidence Summaries are short one- or two-page documents that describe in consumer-friendly language the findings from research on a particular topic. The summaries are prepared by researchers associated with the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal. When no Evidence Summaries are available, we provide links to summaries prepared by the Cochrane Collaboration (a global network that works to make sure health research is useful and accessible), with a title for the summary that emphasizes the key message from the research evidence.
There is a multitude of health and social information available these days. Learning to recognize credible advice supported by the best available research will help you to make informed choices that are most likely to benefit you. Read our 6 tips to identifying trustworthy health information.
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The McMaster Health Forum has organized a series of talks to give the public the opportunity to hear insights from a range of experts in topics related to how we can stay healthy, active and engaged as we grow older, and the provision of optimal services and care for the aging population. Each talk is also available as live webcasts and archived videos.
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