How Smoking Affects Your Vision

You probably already know about smoking’s effect on the heart and lungs. You know that smoking puts you at higher risk for heart disease and lung cancer. But did you know that smoking can also cause vision loss? Many studies show smoking increases your risk of developing vision problems. Smoking is a risk factor in…

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Diabetes Diagnoses Just Got Clearer

You’re probably familiar with the two types of diabetes, even if you don’t know exactly what they are. Diabetes diagnoses are divided into two classes: Type 1, sometimes called juvenile onset diabetes, and Type 2. A new study published this month in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests there are actually several sub-types of diabetes,…

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November Is Diabetes Month, Don’t Forget To Exercise

November is National Diabetes Month, and the focus is on combining physical activity and a healthy diet to manage blood glucose.  Usually this combination is recommended more so for Type-2 diabetes where insulin is produced but not used by the body for various reasons. On the other hand, in Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas produces little…

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Nails Say Very Important Things About Your Health

Your nails can reveal clues to your overall health. Indeed,  a touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling, bumps, or discoloration, may indicate disease in your body. As well, problems in your liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.   Nails: Pale Nails Very pale coloration can sometimes…

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