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Laughter really is the best medicine. It’s been found to lower levels of stress hormones, reduce inflammation in the artieries, and increase “good” HDL cholesterol.
The critical test many doctors never order. Doctors are often so busy screening for heart and lung problems that they may never screen for mobility problems. However, it’s a critical test, because it can make the difference between living at home or living in a facility.
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