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Taking Care of Your Heart

Cardiovascular disease – including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure – is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is also a leading cause of disability, preventing many Americans from working and enjoying family activities. While certain risk factors, like getting older or having a family history of heart disease, cannot be changed, each of us does have the power to control a variety of factors that can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks and stroke.

5 Ways Laughter is Good for Your Health

Good health is no laughing matter, but laughing is good for your health. That’s no joke. Whether you giggle at a cartoon or double-over in guffaws at a movie, laughter has powerful health benefits. Here are five ways that a good laugh is good for your health.

American Heart Month

Although we recognize February as American Heart Month, we need to take care of our hearts year round. It is never too late to tackle your heart risk factors. It is also never too early since heart disease can begin in childhood. We are all different, so it is important to improve our health habits, partner with a health care provider, and develop an individual plan that works best for us.

Laughter is Good Medicine

Good health is no laughing matter, but laughing is good for your health. That’s no joke. Whether you giggle at a cartoon or double-over in guffaws at a movie, laughter has powerful health benefits.