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Cataracts

It is essential that the lens remains transparent in order for clear vision. When cataracts occur, the lens becomes cloudy or opaque, preventing light from passing clearly to the retina. Cataracts often occur as a person ages but can develop as a result of other medical conditions. A doctor will...


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Checking Out Shoe Types

Athletic shoes are made in several different ways, according to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. You should try to find out how a shoe was constructed to see if it's a good match for your foot type. Here are the three main shoe constructions:

  • Slip-last. This shoe is made by sewing together the upper part of the shoe and then gluing it to the sole. The result is a lightweight, flexible shoe.

  • Board-last. For this shoe, the upper part of the shoe is sewn to a cardboard-like material. Board-lasted shoes are good for people with flat feet.

  • Combination-last. This shoe is slip-lasted in the front and board-lasted in the back. The result is a heel that's stable and a front that's flexible.

 

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Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.

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