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.

David Edward Oelke
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Terrance Bach
(541) 269-0333
1750 Thompson Rd
Coos Bay, OR
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Cardiology

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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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Stuart E Trenholme
(503) 292-4485
9155 Sw Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
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Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Ranae Ratkovec
(503) 963-3030
507 Northeast 47th Avenue
Portland, OR
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1984
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Cardiologist
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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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Christopher Martin Muller
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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Victor D Menashe, MD
(503) 494-2819
707 SW Gaines St
Portland, OR
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Cardiology
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Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
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Beth Lynne Karolle
(503) 652-2880
10180 Se Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas, OR
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Dr.Eddy Young
(541) 388-4333
2500 NE Neff Rd # 2
Bend, OR
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Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1986
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Cardiologist
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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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