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Laughter Heals

Reviewed By: Melinda Ratini, DO,

SOURCES: Miller, M. "Divergent Effects of Laughter and Mental Stress on Endothelial Function: Potential Impact of Entertainment," presented at the Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology, , Orlando, Fla., March 6-9 2005. News release, University of Maryland School of Medicine. WebMD Medical News: "Laughter May Build Healthy Blood Vessles." Diabetes Care, May 2003. WebMD Medical News: "Rx for Diabetes: Laughter." Fry, W. F. The Biology of Humor, Humor: International Journal of Humor Research, 1994; vol 7: pp 111-126. RA, M. Humor, Laughter, and Physical Health: Methodological Issues and Research Findings. Psychological Bulletin. July 2001; vol 127: pp 504-519.

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