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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.

Best way to navigate our content?  Browse by pre-set health and social topics or Search your specific term or question. You are, of course, welcome to register to receive full access to our professional content.

Blog Posts

Blog Posts are short articles on a variety of topics addressing health and social aspects of aging, 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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Video Posts

Video posts feature McMaster experts discussing a wide range of topics related to healthy aging.

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Optimize your mobility and increase your quality of life with our interactive online lessons.

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Web Resource Ratings

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.

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Evidence Summaries

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.

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How do you know what health and social information to trust?

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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What's New in Healthy Aging: Weekly Email alerts

Take an active role in your optimal aging. Subscribe to our weekly email alerts to receive the latest Blog Posts, Evidence Summaries and Web Resources featured on the Portal. Don't trust your health to Dr. Google; let us do the homework for you! 

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Professional Email Alerts
In addition to subscribing to our What's New in Healthy Aging weekly email updates, you can also register with the Portal and receive our professional email alerts. 

Clinician Alerts: Choose the frequency to receive them, every 1-6 days or weekly.
Public health Alerts: Sent monthly at the first of each month.
Health-systems policymaker Alerts: Sent monthly at the first of each month.
Social-systems policymaker Alerts: Sent monthly at the first of each month.


When news about aging hits the headlines, the @Mac_AgingNews Twitter feed brings you the best available related research evidence from the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal.

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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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