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Macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness in older people. It is brought on by the deterioration of the retinal pigment epithelium accelerated by oxidative stress. The net effect is blind spots. There are two forms of macular degeneration, dry and wet. Wet is caused by the aberrant growth of blood […]
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A new study suggests that oral anti-depression protocols won’t lighten a person’s mood until they brighten his or her personality—two personality traits that predispose people to depression must be affected first. They are high neuroticism* and low extraversion**, both of which have been linked to depression. As measured on a standard personality questionnaire, high neuroticism […]
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Current research in the past fifty years has uncovered about some facts about happiness you may find surprising. Here are 13 of our favorites. Our genetics are responsible for about half of our happiness levels. External circumstance represents only 10 percent of our happiness. Our outlook and choices about what to do with our life […]
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This interview with author and depression counselor Douglas Bloch shows that depression is a treatable condition that responds to a combination of approaches. Modalities such as diet and exercise, social support, counseling, prayer, spirituality and antidepressants can work together to bring you the healing that you seek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2BCvDrVWZ8&index=9&list=TLPMe5510BL8k
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Are you happy? Did you know that 50% of your happiness is genetically determined? Or, that 10% of your happiness is circumstantial (income, social status and where you live). That 40% of your happiness is unaccountable? This is a good thing because it means that it falls into the jurisdiction of intentional behavior over which […]
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