Blood Vessel Relaxation Therapy Coos Bay OR

Laughter creates a positive change in the tissue that forms the inner lining of the blood vessels in a manner similar to the benefit received through aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise.

Terrance Bach
(541) 269-0333
1750 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, OR
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Warren Steven Richardson
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Sandeep Garg, MD
(503) 692-0405
19260 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin, OR
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Pacific Heart Associates PC
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Richard Gene Gay Jr, MD
(503) 692-0405
19260 SW 65th Ave Ste 420
Tualatin, OR
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1978

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William Frederick Zeman, MD
(541) 485-7410
2440 Willamette St
Eugene, OR
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
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David Edward Oelke
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
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1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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James Ernest Devorss, MD
(503) 362-4146
1050 Oak St SE Ste 8
Salem, OR
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Cardiology
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
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Samuel Albert Camacho
(503) 257-0959
10201 Se Main St
Portland, OR
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(503) 571-8589
PO Box 1648
Clackamas, OR
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1975

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Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

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Comparing the effects of funny and stressful movies, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have shown for the first time that laughter is linked to healthy blood vessel function.

Their study included a group of 20 nonsmoking, healthy volunteers, equally divided between men and women, with an average age of 33. Results showed that brachial artery flow was detrimentally reduced in 14 of the 20 volunteers following a viewing of movie clips that caused mental stress. In contrast, beneficial blood vessel relaxation was increased in 19 of the 20 volunteers after they watched movie segments generating laughter.

Laughter creates a positive change in the tissue that forms the inner lining of the blood vessels in a manner similar to the benefit received through aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise, according to principal investigator Michael Miller, M.D., director of preventive cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center and associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Couch potatoes beware: Don’t think you can replace exercise with laughter. For the greatest benefit to your vascular system, Miller and his colleagues still recommend 30 minutes of exercise three times per week, along with 15 minutes of mirth on a daily basis.

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