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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. Readers Weigh In
No matter what kind of concerns we experience as we age, we need to recognize that "we are all in this together." If an issue doesn't affect us directly, it probably has affected a member of our family, a friend or a loved one. Learn what some of our readers have to say!

2. Exercising Safely as We Age
Learn the warning signs while exercising - when pushing too hard and when to call the doctor. We need to be careful and safe while we are making efforts to improve our health.

3. Aging Vision Loss and Protecting Our Independence
More than 3.3 million Americans age 40 and older have low vision and blindness, but we need to realize that serious vision loss is not inevitable as we age. Learn the warning signs and what we can do to prevent vision problems.

4. 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.

5. Sore Feet Fixes
Many of us have had problems with our feet, but as we get older the problems seem to become more numerous: everything from heel pain to an ingrown toenail. These ailments can affect our mobility and independence so itís important to learn how to address them soonest.

6. Good Oral Health a Challenge
About 25% of adults 60 years old and older no longer have any natural teeth. Get the overview about oral health and aging and learn how you can enhance your oral health.

7. Itching Common Among Older Adults
Itching is probably one of the most common complaints that dermatologists encounter in older populations. Learn why this problem exists and how to help yourself and others with a malady that continuously affects a good quality of life.

8. Consumer Education and Older Persons
Consumer education affects decisions in areas of new technology and older adults are often suspicious of what they hear about the benefits. We need to educate ourselves with the information we are provided and also do some of our own investigating. Learn how to take the most prudent approach.

9. Caregiving Tips to Keep Healthy
With the right help and support, we can be a good caregiver without having to sacrifice our own well-being. Learn how to take care of others and be able to incorporate a decent quality of life!

10. Aromatherapy Can Reduce Stress
Aromatherapy reduces stress and anxiety for some with cancer and chronic illnesses and is an alternative therapy used by older adults and others. Learn more about this treatment method and how it is used to compliment mainstream medical treatments.



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