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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. 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.

3. 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.

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. Caregiving and Working - Not Perfect Together
Huge numbers of individuals in all age groups have the responsibility of taking care of a family member while holding down a full or part time job. Learn about the issues here and how organizations are making efforts to help this overburdened group of Americans.

7. 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!

8. Caring for Our Eyes Is Critical!
Good eye care is important as we age, as there are eye diseases that can occur as we get older and some have no symptoms. Let's discover them before they get too advanced and seriously impair our vision. Learn about them here and what is available to help us maintain a good quality of life.

9. 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.

10. Boomers are Fighting Ageism
Older persons encounter ageism in the workplace, the health care system, family settings, and in most other venues. By ignoring the existence of stereotyping, older persons in fact are encouraging discrimination against themselves. Let's learn how not to encourage these negative ageism behaviors.



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