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AllergyAware helps make sense of #anaphylaxis risks and how to prevent them with free lessons for schools, child care, a...
09/18/2020

AllergyAware helps make sense of #anaphylaxis risks and how to prevent them with free lessons for schools, child care, and broad community settings.
https://allergyaware.ca/courses/

This simple and convenient tool to quickly identify any concerns you may have about how your child is developing.The  Ea...
09/11/2020

This simple and convenient tool to quickly identify any concerns you may have about how your child is developing.
The Early Years Check-In helps you discover what steps you can take to foster your child's development.
https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

09/02/2020
Introducing Play&Learn

Finding fun games and activities that help to encourage a child's development can be a chore, but we've done the hard work for you!
Play&Learn has 70+ simple and exciting ideas selected by experts in child development to support children aged 1.5 - 6.
https://youtu.be/7N-Vkfr_aXc

Research shows that as parents and caregivers, we have an important role in supporting early development and this can happen through PLAY! Play&Learn provide...

"Sean Wharton, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has co-written a comprehensiv...
08/26/2020
Doctors without bias: New, patient-focused guidelines treat obesity as a chronic disease

"Sean Wharton, assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences, has co-written a comprehensive new set of guidelines for doctors to follow when treating patients with obesity, marking a dramatic shift from existing practices."

No blaming, no shaming, absolutely no diets. Above all, respect to your patients. A McMaster physician has co-written groundbreaking new guidelines for doctors who treat adults living with obesity.

08/11/2020
What is Physical Literacy?

What is physical literacy?

See why it is important in this 2-minute animation developed by experts in e-learning and child development at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.
https://vimeo.com/394251700

Decades of research have shown that children who are physically active have better mental and physical health, and do better in school. The data in the animation…

#Dementia is often caused by toxic proteins or blood vessel damage in the brain. The signs and symptoms may look and sou...
08/06/2020
The Different Types of Dementia - Lesson 4 | iGeriCare - Bringing Clarity to Dementia

#Dementia is often caused by toxic proteins or blood vessel damage in the brain. The signs and symptoms may look and sound different based on the cause and the area of the brain that is affected.
Are you familiar with the different types of dementia? https://igericare.healthhq.ca/lessons/the-different-types-of-dementia

Learn the answers to the following questions: What are the most common diseases that cause dementia? What are some of the signs and symptoms that...

These lifestyle factors have been shown to help promote better #BrainHealth🏃‍♀️ Physical activity & weight management🥗 D...
07/30/2020
Healthy Aging with McMaster Optimal Aging Portal | How to Promote Brain Health

These lifestyle factors have been shown to help promote better #BrainHealth
🏃‍♀️ Physical activity & weight management
🥗 Diet & nutrition
🩸 Blood vessel health
🚭 Smoking & alcohol use
💬 Brain & social activity
Learn how to reduce your risk of developing #dementia

Learn 6 ways to promote brain health to reduce your risk of developing dementia with our free online lesson and other resources.

There is a difference between #MildCognitiveImpairment and #Dementia. What is it, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, a...
07/28/2020
What is Mild Cognitive Impairment - Lesson 2 | iGeriCare - Bringing Clarity to Dementia

There is a difference between #MildCognitiveImpairment and #Dementia. What is it, what causes it, how it is diagnosed, and how is it treated?

Find out in this free #iGeriCare lesson - https://igericare.healthhq.ca/lessons/what-is-mild-cognitive-impairment

The changes associated with aging are subtle. Some degree of cognitive decline is normal and expected as we age. However, the changes associated...

07/24/2020
Introducing the 18-Month Well-Baby Visit Planner

Our #18Month Visit Planner guides parents through 5 topic areas that experts have identified as key areas of healthy child development:
💪 Physical Health
👷 Safety
🍎 Parenting & Healthy Habits
🏃 Motor & Language Skills
💬 Social & Emotional Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oclv-2E9VLk&feature=emb_logo

Eighteen months is a significant milestone in your child's life and a visit to your family physician or other health care provider at this time is important....

Tired of the kids asking for #ScreenTime? Want to keep them active and learning? We've got a solution with great activit...
07/17/2020

Tired of the kids asking for #ScreenTime? Want to keep them active and learning? We've got a solution with great activities for children 1.5 - 6 years old.
Our free 'Activity Discovery' email campaign shares a new idea every week - http://ow.ly/TLhY50ABtEA

07/15/2020
COVID19 - Tips to Protect Your Mental Health

Randi McCabe, professor of psychiatry and behavioural neurosciences, offers practical tips for establishing a routine that can help you cope during uncertain times #COVID19

This is "COVID19 - Tips to Protect Your Mental Health" by McMaster University (OFFICIAL) on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) is a new free tool to help parents rate concerns related to their child's development. I...
06/26/2020

The Early Years Check-In (EYCI) is a new free tool to help parents rate concerns related to their child's development. It helps identify concerns across four developmental domains and offers up ideas for how they can be addressed. https://eyci.healthhq.ca/en

06/26/2020
iGeriCare Live Events - Promoting Brain Health

For the final free Live Event of the season, Drs. Sztramko and Levinson met virtually and share six evidence-based ways to promote brain health.We discuss the impact of specific health conditions and lifestyle choices you can make, such as your level of physical, social and cognitive activity, which will help to reduce your risk of developing dementia or slow its progression.

06/18/2020
McMaster University

McMaster University

It's best to wear a mask if you are going to be in close contact with others — outside or in an enclosed space. David Price, chair of Family Medicine at McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences, talks masks and warm weather.

05/27/2020
iGeriCare Live Events - Genetics & Dementia

Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson will meet virtually to discuss the part genetics may play in developing dementia. We will examine what genes are, the role they may play in the different types of dementia, current research, and genetic testing.

The first 15 minutes will be set aside for this discussion and will be followed by a Q&A period.

“Our review suggests that cloth can block particles, even aerosol-sized particles, and this supports Canadian public hea...
05/26/2020

“Our review suggests that cloth can block particles, even aerosol-sized particles, and this supports Canadian public health policy on the issue.”

Based on a century of evidence, cloth masks can reduce contamination of air and surfaces, and they may help against #COVID19, says a team led by McMaster University's Catherine Clase, associate professor of medicine. New in
Annals of Internal Medicine. | https://bit.ly/FHS_Clase

05/20/2020

Drs. Richard Sztramko and Anthony Levinson will meet virtually to discuss the part genetics may play in developing dementia. We will examine what genes are, the role they may play in the different types of dementia, current research, and genetic testing.

The first 15 minutes will be set aside for this discussion and will be followed by a Q&A period.

"Criminals have viewed the current environment as an opportunity to target Canadians, including older adults... the Cana...
05/08/2020
Frauds and scams during COVID-19

"Criminals have viewed the current environment as an opportunity to target Canadians, including older adults... the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported 766 cases of COVID-19 fraud that has resulted in losses of approximately $1.2 million."

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has reported 766 cases of COVID-19 fraud that has resulted in losses of approximately $1.2 million. The ways in which criminals try to fraudulently get your information continues to grow, requiring us all to be extra vigilant.

"Eating well is not always easy, and for some older adults, it can be more challenging, especially in these trying times...
05/01/2020
The importance of healthy meals during challenging times

"Eating well is not always easy, and for some older adults, it can be more challenging, especially in these trying times. We have compiled some helpful resources on nutrition for older adults to help you and your loved ones stay healthy."

Approximately one third of Canadians aged 65 or older are at risk of poor nutrition due to one or more factors including a lack of appetite or sense of taste, low income, isolation and physical disabilities. The current challenges the pandemic creates may make it even harder for these older adults t...

If you or someone you know is struggling with #MentalHealth or #SubstanceAbuse during #COVID19, take a look at these fre...
04/20/2020

If you or someone you know is struggling with #MentalHealth or #SubstanceAbuse during #COVID19, take a look at these free online resources.

Finding it difficult to cope during COVID-19? The Wellness Together Canada mental health and substance use support portal gives access to psychological and social supports for you or someone you know. http://ow.ly/3k0H50zeX3q

'Misinformation (sometimes referred to as "fake news") is not a new phenomenon and older adults are particularly vulnera...
04/17/2020
When misinformation becomes viral

'Misinformation (sometimes referred to as "fake news") is not a new phenomenon and older adults are particularly vulnerable. At a time when fake news is going viral, how can we fight misinformation?'

A lot of people are experiencing stress and anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). At a time when fake news is going viral, how can we fight misinformation?

Our new Activity Discovery email list provides parents and guardians with a stream of ideas for games and activities sup...
04/15/2020

Our new Activity Discovery email list provides parents and guardians with a stream of ideas for games and activities supportive of ongoing child development. Simply select an age group and you will soon start to receive weekly ideas! http://ow.ly/iTHD50zffcj

Canadian clinical trial tests ‘old’ plasma therapy for COVID-19
04/09/2020
Canadian clinical trial tests ‘old’ plasma therapy for COVID-19

Canadian clinical trial tests ‘old’ plasma therapy for COVID-19

Can the antibodies in the blood plasma of COVID-19 survivors help others suffering from the disease? A McMaster researcher is at the forefront of one of the world’s largest clinical trials of a potential treatment for COVID-19.

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