• 21 February 2018

    Step to the beat…

    Walking speed is a reflection of health and fitness and is a good predictor of how long and well you may live. Read more about the many benefits walking provides.
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  • 13 February 2018

    Will you be my Valentine?

    February is heart month - there’s no better time to learn more about how to protect your heart health! Read more (and share) our heart health resources.
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  • 7 February 2018

    Battling a bad flu season

    To help stop the spread of the flu, make sure to: cover coughs and sneezes; wash your hands well with soap and water; and read our evidence-based information!
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  • 31 January 2018

    World Cancer Day 2018

    World Cancer Day (Feb. 4) aims to save millions of preventable deaths by raising awareness about this disease. Read and share our cancer resources.
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  • 24 January 2018

    Aging in place

    Not surprisingly, many older adults want to stay at home and be independent for as long as possible. Be proactive and read our evidence-based tips and insights.
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  • 16 January 2018

    Social aspects of aging

    The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal is excited to offer citizens a more comprehensive evidence source through the addition of evidence-based content about the social aspects of aging. Check out some of our new blogs.
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  • 10 January 2018

    Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

    January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month in Canada, making it a perfect time to learn more about the warning signs and check out our other resources.
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  • 3 January 2018

    Happy, healthy new year!

    If you kicked the New Year off with a resolution to be healthier, we can help to support your healthy aging goals with the best research evidence.
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  • 19 December 2017

    Gift-wrapped: Our top resources of 2017

    With the new year just around the corner, we’ve rounded up our top 10 resources accessed on the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal in 2017.
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  • 13 December 2017

    Festive eating

    Try to stay the healthy course with your festive eating habits, while giving yourself some wiggle room to indulge.
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  • 6 December 2017

    Sleep and Aging

    Sleep is important to achieving optimal health, but what amount of sleep is best? What sleep patterns should be of concern? Explore our resources.
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  • 28 November 2017

    Feeling blue?

    Depression is not a normal part of aging. If you’re feeling depressed, there are many treatment options but the first step is to talk to someone. Learn more.
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  • 22 November 2017

    Celebrating caregivers

    Family caregivers play an integral role in supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults. How can we support caregivers? Read our articles on this topic!
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  • 16 November 2017

    Should I get the flu shot?

    Have you had your flu shot yet? Research evidence confirms the benefits, particularly for older adults.
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  • 2 November 2017

    Preventing falls

    November is Fall Prevention Month. Falls are a major risk to healthy aging. Read our evidence-based resources on this topic.
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  • 19 October 2017

    Healthy aging: The bottom line

    The bottom line: find out the key takeaways from some of our most popular Blog Posts about healthy aging.
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  • 5 October 2017

    Take action, fight breast cancer

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read evidence-based resources about risks, screening and treatment options rated by McMaster University
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  • 28 September 2017

    International Day of Older Persons

    Inspired by International Day of Older Persons on October 1st, we've compiled the top read health resources on the McMaster Optimal Aging Portal in 2017.
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  • 21 September 2017

    Remember me

    September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day. Early diagnosis is considered important for many reasons. Find out what the evidence says.
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  • 14 September 2017

    Self-care for caregivers

    Attention caregivers: read these tips about taking care of YOU. It's worth the reminder: self-care is not selfish!
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