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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. Hypothermia Can Be Deadly
Hypothe.rmia can creep up on you and be fatal. This article address some common causes and signs of this important conditions
2. Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight
Learn the risk factors for this common disease that can quietly cause blindness.
3. Hospitalist Challenges
This article examines a recent article on hospitalists and their workloads.
4. Know Your Body Mass Index
Your body mass index should be a "vital statistic."
5. Primary Care Physicians, an Endangered Species?
How will a physician shortage impact you? Learn how to weather the storm.
6. Alcohol, When Enough is Too Much
Alcohol use can decrease the risk of heart attack, the number one killer in America, or it can cause a host of potentially serious medical problems. The amount of alcohol is very important at tipping the scales in one direction or the other.
7. Blood Chemistry Tests: What They Tell Your Doctor
Your doctor may run a variety of ?routine tests? but it is important to understand what these tests do and do not explain.
8. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA)
The Medicare prescription drug benefit is explored in this article.
9. Leading Causes of Death In America
Some major killers are explored in this article.
10. C. diff colitis
C. diff colitis is a common, and potentially deadly form of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
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