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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. Good Health and Chocolate?
Most of us get bored hearing the redundant health messages we get every day Ė donít 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.

2. Thunderstorms and Our Health
Many of us realize that lightening can be dangerous -- but we arenít 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!!

3. 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.

4. How Helpful is Hypnotherapy?
Many successful studies have shown that hypnotherapy is useful in overcoming smoking, overeating, pain, insomnia, phobias, sleep deprivation, and anxiety. Learn more about this complementary/alternative approach used along with mainstream medicine to help us improve our quality of life.

5. How to Shop Deliberately
When we develop our grocery list we usually itemize foods that were previously in our refrigerators or pantries. We often donít 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.

6. Conscientiousness Connected to Good Health
Interesting studies have shown that more conscientious persons have better health and live longer. Read how to become more conscientious and how to improve our chances of staying healthier longer.

7. 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.

8. Financial Stresses Can Cause Negative Habits
To some of us our financial situation may not seem very controllable, so we may turn to some negative habits to help our emotional response to the stress. Learn here what some of these stresses are and how we can react to them in a positive way.

9. Phobias in Later Life
Treating phobias in older adults can be somewhat more difficult than treating them in younger people. Learn about phobias in older age and how to approach older persons who have phobias that affect their quality of life.

10. Whatís Up with Nutrition Drinks?
As we age, nutrition drinks can be the answer to offering us the extra vitamins and minerals we need. However, there are down sides to the drinks, and we need to know how to use them safely. Learn more about nutritional drinks and how to use them wisely as snacks or meal replacements.



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