Health and Wellness

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Can Diabetes make you blind?

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of blindness today. Knowing what it is, what causes it, and how it's treated is critical for anyone with diabetes.

What is diabetic retinopathy?

Light focuses on an area in the back known as the retina. That is where special cells translate light waves into signals that the brain understands. This part of the eye receives a steady flow of blood and nutrients from microscopic blood vessels.

The truth about age spots

Age spots, sometimes called liver spots, are blemishes that appear on your skin and are typically seen as a normal part of aging.

Caused by your skin's exposure to ultraviolet radiation over time, age spots can range in color from red to black, but most age spots are a light brown or tan color.

Are Age Spots Dangerous? 

Age spots can be dangerous if they mask skin cancer or melanomas, yet in most cases age spots are relatively benign.

Bracing for a winter in Canada

Winter is here and it’s not going anywhere for a long time! If you aren’t one of over 500,000 Canadian snowbirds wintering in Florida, these tips could save you a costly fall.

Did you know? Falls on ice cause more serious injuries than any single winter sport. In fact, injuries incurred in all winter sports combined don't account for as many hospitalizations as falls on ice.