The benefits of keeping or cultivating a sense of humor in medicine are enormous, and, thankfully, becoming better understood all the time. Wouldn’t you like to participate in one of those studies?
- Cancer humor, a page maintained by a survivor who is also a comedian and a world-class juggler: http://sburton.com/
- The Carolina HaHa (Health And Humor Association) – 26 years of “promoting a healthy lifestyle through humor and creative endeavors”: http://www.carolinahealthandhumor.org/index.html
- HumorMatters Page (this site bans pop-up messages) - good jokes, bad puns, and scientific data on humor and medicine. Also, many links to other good sites. Maintained by a clinical psychologist who is also a “mirthologist”: http://www.humormatters.com/
- Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor – the home for humor and laughter professionals (really): http://www.aath.org
- The Laughter Remedy - not just for medicine, but for "stressed out people and organizations". Also some good links. It is a newsletter, complete with archives. If it is not obvious how to get past the home page, move your mouse around. Be careful where and when you open this, because it comes with an audio laugh track. http://www.laughterremedy.com/home.dir/main.html
- Laughter is the Best Medicine, The Health Benefits of Humor: http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm
- Medical Humour – “The largest collection of medical humour, jokes, funny quotes, interesting medical facts, medical gossip, fun games and lots more!”: http://medicalhumour.wordpress.com/