Laughter, happiness and a sense of humor actually can help you to stay healthy. Research suggests laughter can decrease stress hormones, reduce artery inflammation and increase your ‘good’ cholesterol.
Neckties can be a liability in a medical setting — a magnet for stains, a possible germ vector, and a potential noose in the grasp of a curious toddler. But the knotted bit of silk hanging from a doctor’s collar can be an icebreaker in difficult situations. Sometimes, it can even be a lifeline.
Humor has a way of relaxing us, even in the worst situations. Few situations are worse than dealing with cancer or other serious illnesses. Maybe that’s when we need humor the most. The release of laughter — the feeling that things are, even if temporarily, normal and OK — helps us feel we fit again … Read More