Information on the Portal for citizens

Members of the general public such as individuals interested in staying healthy and active, patients, and caregivers, can all benefit from the content of the Portal. When you register for the Portal as a citizen, you can search for Evidence Summaries of research written in consumer-friendly language, Web Resources from other websites that have been rated for quality, and Blog Posts written by those with expertise in particular fields. You are of course welcome to search the content written for professionals as well.

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Evidence Summaries

Evidence Summaries are drawn from high quality research articles, and written in consumer-friendly language to make it easier to understand good science.

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Web Resource Ratings

Web Resource Ratings are evaluations that tell you whether free health resources on the internet are based on scientific research.

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Blog Posts

Using the best available and most recent scientific evidence, Blog Posts present commentaries on topics specific to optimal aging.

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