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A Smile a Day May Keep the Heart Doc Away!

 

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According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, a John Hopkins team of medical researchers examined 7,400 Americans and found an association between optimism and fewer cardiac events. While the study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, Lisa Yanek, the study lead, found that despite having many risk factors for heart disease, the cheerful participants had a reduced risk of heart attacks, cardiac death, and other heart problems. Add a dose of laughter and happiness to your apple a day to keep visits to the doctor at bay!

The full article, Sunny Disposition May Shield You From Heart Problems, can be found at Medline Plus.

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