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Research confirms laughter is the best medicine

Doctors at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) finally have scientific proof behind the age-old adage that laughter is the best medicine.

To confirm their theory, researchers added complimentary therapies like funny faces, joke books, and silly songs to traditional patient treatment plans. The multi-year study was conducted at HHS hospitals across Hamilton and concluded that the funny bone does in fact play a key role in recovery for both patients and their families.

Please watch this short video below to learn more about the study.


While this “laughter research” doesn’t really exist, our health care team truly does believe in the power of positivity.

“Health and healing goes well beyond medicine,” says Dr. Richard Seeley, chief of complex care, aging and palliative care at HHS, and star of our April Fool’s video. “Our mood can certainly affect our physical state. As healthcare providers, it’s important that we foster an environment where our patients can be “people” first, “patients” second. Even surrounding the most serious health issues there is room for optimism, happiness, and laughter.”

We hope you’ll share a laugh with your friends and family today and pass this video on. Happy April 1st.