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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. Pets Enhance Well-being
Animals can reduce loneliness and encourage healthy behaviors. It is important to appreciate how pets can add to a healthy lifestyle as we age and as our loved ones also get on in years. Learn how owning a pet can add to our quality of life.
2. High Blood Pressure and You
Hypertension affects close to one in three Americans and is a leading cause of death in America.
3. Are Any Medications Completely Safe?
All medications have the potential to do harm, but in the vast majority of instances the potential for good outweighs the potential risks.
4. Tips for Medication Safety
As we age it is normal to take more prescription and over the counter drugs than when we were younger. Therefore, it is also more common to have drug interactions and drug side effects. Read about the numerous tips to ensure that your medications don't become a negative to your health!
5. Cholesterol Basics
Your cholesterol level is made up of different component parts. This article explains these various components.
6. Acute Coronary Syndrome Can Be Fatal
Acute coronary syndrome, also known as ACS, is a potentially lethal condition in which blood supply to the heart is jeopardized.
7. Massive U.S.Physician Shortage
Experts predict a potentially catastrophic shortage of U.S. physicians in the coming years. Learn more about what the future may hold in this article.
8. C. diff colitis
C. diff colitis is a common, and potentially deadly form of antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
9. Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence with Soy
This landmark article may save thousands of lives in the next few years. Recurrence of or death from breast cancer can be slashed by a simple dietary change.
10. Obesity in America
How obese are Americans? Learn more here.
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