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Sep
2019

International study finds similar results from total or partial hip replacement

September 27, 2019 – To do a total or partial hip replacement for older adults who have a hip fracture has been the question. Now a large clinical study of almost 1,500 patients in 10 countries world-wide has found those who had a total hip arthroplasty have modestly better function after two years, but a higher incidence of serious complications. The study authors suggest the advantages of total hip replacement may not be compelling.

Sep
2019

New online course offers fun, simple hacks to help you get fitter and stronger

September 19, 2019 – A new online course designed by McMaster researchers and leading exercise physiologists, Martin Gibala and Stuart Phillips, features tools and techniques to help even the most inexperienced exercisers get fit and strong, while exploring the cutting-edge science behind cardio fitness and strength-building.

Sep
2019

THE CHALLENGE: Encouraging longevity in older adults with movement, music and art

September 20, 2019 – MAC the Magazine features MIRA’s interdisciplinary #ABLE project focused on encouraging longevity in older adults with movement, music and art.

Sep
2019

MIRA's scientific director takes highest honour in Canadian health sciences

September 20, 2019 – Parminder Raina, MIRA's scientific director, has been elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, considered one of the highest honours for members of the country's health sciences community.

Sep
2019

MIRA awards Mac researchers more than $500,000 for work in mobility and aging

September 13, 2019 – Thirteen McMaster research projects, from every faculty and a wide range of disciplines, have received funding totalling more than $500,000 from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and its affiliate Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging.

Sep
2019

McMaster one of the world’s Top 75 universities

September 11, 2019 – McMaster has been ranked 72 in the internationally respected 2020 Times Higher Education rankings, advancing five spots over last year. The university is one of only four Canadian institutions in the world's top 75.

Sep
2019

MIRA and HPO to examine music and hearing loss at Burlington event

September 4, 2019 – The Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) are hosting a public concert and lecture event at the Burlington Public Library next week to examine how Beethoven’s life evolved due to his struggle with deafness.

Aug
2019

Starting the conversation about social inequality and healthy aging

August 26, 2019 – MIRA's International Scientific Advisory Committee join investigative reporter Steve Buist for a panel discussion on how inequality relates to issues of aging.

Aug
2019

Canadian researchers find 'silent' strokes common for seniors after surgery

August 15, 2019 – Research by PJ Devereaux (Medicine/Population Health Research Institute) that found covert – or 'silent' - strokes are common in seniors after they have elective, non-cardiac surgery and double their risk of cognitive decline one year later, was well covered in the national and international media.

Aug
2019

Hospital and McMaster family medicine work to prioritize patient's wishes in long-term care

August 6, 2019 – Every day in Ontario, long-term care residents are at risk of receiving unwanted and non-beneficial treatment because of errors related to consent. Now, McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine and the William Osler Health System (WOHS) are teaming together on a project to reduce the number of long-term care patients in Ontario who, because of these errors, are transferred back and forth to hospital multiple times before they die.

Aug
2019

New research seeks to identify effective ways to improve road safety for seniors, cyclists

August 13, 2019 – The effectiveness of interventions geared to helping municipal and provincial governments improve road safety for cyclists and pedestrians – particularly seniors – is the focus of new research to be led by former CHEPA director Michel Grignon, funded by a one-year $40,000 MIRA/Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging (LCMA) Catalyst Grant.

Aug
2019

Experts in aging to discuss social equity and global longevity at two upcoming MIRA events

August 6, 2019 – The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) ​is hosting its International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) in Hamilton this month. As part of annual visit, MIRA will host two ​special events on Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22 exploring social equity and the global longevity revolution.

Jul
2019

Labarge Post-Doctoral Fellow Profiled on Harvard Website

July 29, 2019 – Dr. Patricia Hewston, recipient of the Labarge Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mobility, was recently profiled by Harvard Business School Online, outlining her experience with the Leadership Principles certificate program.

Jul
2019

MIRA Researcher Spotlight: Paula Gardner

July 24, 2019 – Paula Gardner is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Multimedia, the Asper Chair in Communications, and the director of the Pulse Lab at McMaster University. Her research interests include digital culture, biometric technological practices and feminist media studies. ​She leads the ABLE project (Arts Based Therapies Enabling Longevity for Geriatric Outpatients), which, in partnership with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and the GERAS Centre, brings together researchers from five McMaster faculties to develop technologies that will enhance the cognitive, physical and emotional health of frail older adults.

Jul
2019

Researching ways for a brighter, more independent world for older adults

July 24, 2019 – The Future of Aging: Smart Technologies showcased research and technologies to enable independence in older adults.

Jul
2019

SSHRC awards Mac researchers $3.6 million in grants

July 17, 2019 – Learn more about the 30 research projects — covering a massive breadth of subjects and disciplines — that have earned funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Jul
2019

In the media: McMaster University testing new tech at Westdale Smart Home to help seniors live on their own

July 17, 2019 – The Westdale Smart Home, a project led by MIRA researcher and professor of Engineering, Qiyin Fang, was featured in The Hamilton Spectator.

Jul
2019

The Future of Aging: Smart Technologies Event

July 12, 2019 – McMaster event to highlight technologies to support older adults. The McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) is partnering with the Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences and Science for a full day of exploring new research and smart technologies that can change the future of aging.

Jul
2019

Partnership created to uncover reasons for frailty in aging populations

July 10, 2019 – The Canadian Frailty Network, the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Aging (CLSA), the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) and Metabolon, Inc. have announced a collaborative partnership to develop a $4-million research program. This will perform large-scale metabolomic profiling and biomarker identification on samples from Canada’s largest and most comprehensive study on aging.

Jul
2019

In the Media: Senior Fitness - What’s Your Fitness Age?

July 5, 2019 – MIRA researcher and professor of Kinesiology, Stuart Phillips, was featured on Global News talking about the MacSeniors Exercise and Wellness Program and the importance of health and fitness in older adults.

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