Friday, November 28, 2008

Montefiore Pioneering Laugh Therapy

Apologies to all the BoogieDowner faithful, but this is going to be a light day. Post holiday obligations and leftover sandwiches will have me away from the interweb and the blogosphere most of the day.

In any case, here is a light story for a light day.

Montefiore Medical Center, the diadem in the crown of Bronx medicine, is using laugh therapy to help its cancer patients deal with the stress and psychological trauma the deadly disease brings.

While there have been no fancy medical journals explaining or confirming the exact physiological effects of laughter therapy, laughter itself has been proved to lower blood pressure and reduce stress.

To read the AP story about Montefiore and Laughter Therapy, click HERE.

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