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Laughter is the Best Medicine

It’s fun to share a good laugh, but did you know it can actually improve your health? Learn how to harness the powerful benefits of laughter and humor.

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Last updated: October 2020

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Laughter Therapy – Guide to the healing power of laughter. (Cancer Treatment Centers of America)

Laughter-Based Exercise Program for Older Adults has Health Benefits – The benefits of simulated laughter. (Georgia State University)

The Science of Laughter – Laughter, humor, and play as social tools. (Psychology Today)

Humor in the Workplace – Series of articles on using humor to reduce job stress, improve morale, and boost productivity. (Laughter Remedy)