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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. The Good and Bad News about Crying
Crying is not something any of us seek out to do as it is usually associated with high emotional experiences, and many of them are not good, especially as we grow older. Learn more about what study results tell us about crying, when it is a positive experience, and when we need to seek help.
2. Age No Longer the Best Mortality Predictor
Up until now the ‘medical model’ 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!
3. Sunless Tanning Pros and Cons
With winter on the way, indoor tanning salons and lots of cream products are now out there to give us a sunless tan. They are not all safe. Find out more here.
4. 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.
5. Fighting Pigging Out
Over-indulging at holiday time isn’t the healthiest thing we can do. This article provides some ideas for us to enjoy all of the delicious options at our holiday tables while helping us to avoid stuffing ourselves, being uncomfortable, and cancelling out all of our best efforts to lose weight.
6. Mindful Eating is Healthiest
The Buddhist’s had the right idea. Mindfulness, or being fully aware, and applying the technique to eating, is one way to relieve stress, alleviate high blood pressure, and address gastrointestinal difficulties. It's easy to take shortcuts at any age but they may not be helping us stay healthy.
7. Having Purpose Delays Disease
Learn how to fight off Alzheimer’s and promote brain health as we age. A major study describes how we can live life with purpose and help fight disease at the same time.
8. 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.
9. Good Health and Chocolate?
Most of us get bored hearing the redundant health messages we get every day – don’t smoke, eat more vegetables, and more. The good news now is that researchers are giving us the go ahead on certain things they previously nixed and others that were in doubt. Find out what they are right here.
10. How to Shop Deliberately
When we develop our grocery list we usually itemize foods that were previously in our refrigerators or pantries. We often don’t deliberately add items that are the healthiest for us to eat. Discover these healthy food staples suggested by nutritionists and start shopping with health in mind.
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