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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 5 (2008), Issue 1, Pages 37-40
Humor and Laughter May Influence Health: III. Laughter and Health Outcomes
1Indiana State University College of Nursing, 749 Chestnut Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
2University of South Florida, USA
Received 23 January 2007; Accepted 16 February 2007
Copyright © 2008 Mary Payne Bennett and Cecile Lengacher. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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