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Early detection of diabetes is important in setting treatment targets Xinhua/Mohamed Khidir via Getty Images

Diabetes targets would cost more but the impact would be worth it: here’s how

Targets for diabetes would improve healthy lives, reduce deaths, and be cost effective. But they should not be for managing diabetes alone; they must include treating hypertension.
A woman walking with a white cane, which has become a symbol of independence for people who are blind. Akemaster/Shutterstock.com

Blind people have increased opportunities, but employers’ perceptions are still a barrier

People who are blind have made great strides in the workplace in the 55 years since the US first observed White Cane Day. Yet discrimination in employment still remains, two experts explain.
One of the lesser-known effects of a poor diet: blindness. Tracy Spohn/Shutterstock

Poor diet can lead to blindness

Most people know that a poor diet can lead to heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Few are aware that it can also cause blindness.
Glaucoma is an insidious disease that is sometimes confused with inattention or vision deteriorating with age, yet it can kill your eyesight and leave you blind. Shutterstock

Glaucoma: Vision’s silent killer

Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.

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