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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. Sing, Sing, Sing
We often think that we should have a great voice to sing, even when we are home by ourselves. Many of us donít realize the huge benefits of singing or we might consider signing up for lessons, joining a choir, or singing to our favorite CD today! Read all about it here.
2. Bloating and Gas; Not Funny
Although flatulence has been used as a joke-maker especially with the younger set, those of us who have experienced problems with excess gas know it isnít funny at all. Learn here about tips made by researchers for dealing with intestinal gas.
3. Out of Balance?
As we age, there can be a number of reasons why our balance isnít what it used to be. We need to test it and improve our equilibrium to avoid falls. Learn how to do both here!
4. Worrying Is Not Healthy!
As we age, we may worry more about the future; our health; finances; and more. But excessive, chronic worrying is anything but good for us. Learn here how to fight this syndrome that can cause mental health disorders and negatively affect our overall health.
5. Be Healthy AND Green!
Most of us donít worry about our health issues as they pertain to the environment with few exceptions, e.g., high pollution or pollen levels. But there are actions we can take as responsible individuals that will affect our health as well as improving the environment. Take a look!
6. Back Surgery Decision Dilemmas
Eighty percent of us experience lower back pain for numerous reasons. Should we opt for surgery? How do we make the best decision? The information in this article is offered to help us make the appropriate choice.
7. Caring for Our Eyes Is Critical!
Good eye care is important as we age, as there are eye diseases that can occur as we get older and some have no symptoms. Let's discover them before they get too advanced and seriously impair our vision. Learn about them here and what is available to help us maintain a good quality of life.
8. What About Urinary Tract Infections?
Urinary tract infections (UTIís) can cause serious health problems. Learn more about them, how to reduce the risk, the symptoms and the treatments.
9. Doing Our Own Skin Cancer Check
Itís important to note that everyone can get skin cancer, not just the fair-skinned folks. Know what to look for and how to be proactive about our skin health as we age. This article provides some tips on how to spot melanomas and how to become more knowledgeable about this important health issue.
10. Managing Holiday Stress
As we get older, whether we are planning to be all alone for the Holidays or headed into an uncomfortable group situation, there is nothing like being prepared. Learn how stay in a positive frame of mind and take control as the holidays approach.
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