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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. 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!
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Curing Puffy Eyes
As we age we may notice puffiness and dark circles beginning to form under our eyes. This problem affects our appearance but also may be a sign of some other health issue. Learn the causes and numerous suggested treatments here!
5. The Good and Bad News about Crying
Crying is not something any of us seek out to do as it is usually associated with high emotional experiences, and many of them are not good, especially as we grow older. Learn more about what study results tell us about crying, when it is a positive experience, and when we need to seek help.
6. 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.
7. Heart Health for Women
Know how to protect yourself from the deadliest killer of women.
8. Fighting Pigging Out
Over-indulging at holiday time isnít the healthiest thing we can do. This article provides some ideas for us to enjoy all of the delicious options at our holiday tables while helping us to avoid stuffing ourselves, being uncomfortable, and cancelling out all of our best efforts to lose weight.
9. Disability Trends Declining
Disability appears to be declining in older age say the experts. This is good news for us as we age. What's the bad news? Read this article and discover why "sitting disease" causes peril to our health.
10. Sunless Tanning Pros and Cons
With winter on the way, indoor tanning salons and lots of cream products are now out there to give us a sunless tan. They are not all safe. Find out more here.
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