Faith and science agree: Compassion aids well-being

Being good does a body good. The Bible says so, and science proves it, author Stephen Post told a group at Baylor University.

Medical science demonstrates people experience feelings of serenity when they help others, said Post, founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care & Bioethics at Stony Brook University.

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It turns out when you do face-to-face

helping, the brain also releases a chemical,

a hormone called oxytocin…

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“It turns out when you do face-to-face helping, the brain also releases a chemical, a hormone called oxytocin,” which produces feelings of inner tranquility, he said in a lecture sponsored by Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion.