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Here are the top ten articles for the Geriatrics Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Having Purpose Delays Disease
Learn how to fight off Alzheimer’s and promote brain health as we age. A major study describes how we can live life with purpose and help fight disease at the same time.

2. Mindful Eating is Healthiest
The Buddhist’s had the right idea. Mindfulness, or being fully aware, and applying the technique to eating, is one way to relieve stress, alleviate high blood pressure, and address gastrointestinal difficulties. It's easy to take shortcuts at any age but they may not be helping us stay healthy.

3. Caregiving and Working - Not Perfect Together
Huge numbers of individuals in all age groups have the responsibility of taking care of a family member while holding down a full or part time job. Learn about the issues here and how organizations are making efforts to help this overburdened group of Americans.

4. How to Shop Deliberately
When we develop our grocery list we usually itemize foods that were previously in our refrigerators or pantries. We often don’t deliberately add items that are the healthiest for us to eat. Discover these healthy food staples suggested by nutritionists and start shopping with health in mind.

5. Medical Identity Theft on the Rise!
One area of fraud that we may not think of as we age is identity theft for the reason of using someone else's health care services. Read about it here and learn what we can do to avoid these scams that are on the rise.

6. Good Health and Chocolate?
Most of us get bored hearing the redundant health messages we get every day – don’t smoke, eat more vegetables, and more. The good news now is that researchers are giving us the go ahead on certain things they previously nixed and others that were in doubt. Find out what they are right here.

7. Age No Longer the Best Mortality Predictor
Up until now the ‘medical model’ has depended upon the usual checklist of older adult illnesses to predict health and mortality. An important new study shows how we need to change our thinking about what is necessary to live a longer life. Learn all about it here!

8. Thunderstorms and Our Health
Many of us realize that lightening can be dangerous -- but we aren’t necessarily aware of the impact thunderstorms have on our overall health. Researchers have reported that thunderstorms can affect arthritis, outbreaks of asthma, and increase problems with sleep apnea. Read all about it!!

9. Easy Steps to Improve Our Health
As we age, we need to be very aware of our health and what is happening to our bodies. Most of us have a few bad habits that affect many aspects of our health, from cholesterol to sleep. Here are some tips to make changes in ways that work for most of us.

10. Staying on Top of Our Healthcare
It is crucial as we get older that we empower ourselves and take charge of our health. Read here why it is important and the ways we can enhance our quality of life by taking stock and taking action.



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