- Jest for the health of it. Goodman, S. // Current Health 2;Jan1989, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p18
Discusses the health effects of laughing. Exercise; Benefits; Stress reducing; Developing internal resources to induce laughter.
- He who laughs... Lasts longer and lives better. Rapaport, Wendy Satin; Gibson, Susan // Diabetes in the News;Nov/Dec93, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p12
Explores the possibility that laughter maybe used in the management of diabetes. Laughter as way of overcoming attitudes and problems in diabetes; Physiological effect of laughing; Release of endorphins; Releasing tension, relaxation, relationships, and rehabilitation as benefits of laughter;...
- Laugh Your Way to Better Health. Dunbar, Donnette // Heart & Soul;Apr/May2000, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p91
Reports on the health benefits of laughter.
- Laugh your way to health. // Health News & Review;1992, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p23
Cites the result of a study published in the `Health' 1992 January issue, that showed that laughing a hundred times a day can provide a cardiovascular workout equivalent to 10 minutes of rowing. Dr. William Fry's findings regarding the physiological benefits of laughter.
- Comic relief. // Men's Health (10544836);Jul/Aug95, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p98
Reports on two studies on the healing power of laughter. Increase in interferon-gamma, an important healing chemical in the immune system, in the blood of ten men who were shown an hourlong humorous videotape; Lower stress levels in men who described a videotape of gory accidents in humorous ways.
- Laughter: Can it keep you healthy? // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Aug93, Vol. 54 Issue 8, p38
Discusses the positive effects of laughter on the mind and body. Use of humor in hospitals and cancer centers; Use as a complement to natural healing process; Psychoneuro immunology (PNI); Effects of laughter on breathing, muscles and cardiovascular system; Laughter's effect on brain chemicals;...
- What's so funny? // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness;Feb94, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p26
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- RX: Laughter. // Optimum Wellness;Fall96 Premiere Issue, p5
Reports on having a good laugh as the best prescription for overall physical health.
- Proving the power of laughter. Cousins, N. // Psychology Today;Oct89, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p22
Discusses how medical researchers have probed the effects of laughter on the human body and discovered a wide array of beneficial changes, from enhanced respiration to increases in the number of disease-fighting immune cells. How many hospitals Have added laughter to their treatment plan.
- Rx: Laughter, 15 min/day. Dolan, Marion B.; Lippman, Helen // RN;Dec94, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p80
Focuses on the importance of laughter in the immediate recovery of hospital patients. Development of a sense of humor and positive attitude; Benefits of laughter.