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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Age No Longer the Best Mortality Predictor
Up until now the Ďmedical modelí 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. 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.

9. Living Alone at 95
Living along as we age can be daunting, but when we have examples like Kathleen at age 95 delighted to have her own place, we realize it is "doable" to remain independent. This interview with Kathleen tells us about her support systems, memories and very positive attitude.

10. 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!



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