Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 55. Due to aging baby-boomers, increased life-spans and heightened awareness of the disorder, the number of people affected is expected to almost double by 2020. Fortunately, we've learned a lot about what causes macular degeneration and some important preventative measures that can save your sight! Macular degeneration is caused when part of the retina - the interior layer of the eye that transmits light signals to the brain via the optic nerve - deteriorates.
This time of year we all need more hope, joy and peace. It’s a season for family and sharing our time with the ones we love. Still, I get emails from across the country from people who are worried about being financially broke, who are on the edge of being spiritually broke. They need our help. I want to spend the next half hour reminding everyone, not just this time of the year but the small little act of giving can change someones life forever.
Researchers found that men and women taking part in exercise tests did much better on mood tests than those not working out. Women walking or jogging twice a week were more self confident, self accepting and alert. Weight training in the winter months is one of the most effective ways to fight depression.