A new study conducted at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem found that laughter can be the best medicine.  Children undergoing outpatient urologic surgery at Shaare Zedek were divided into two groups; in one group the surgical team included a “medical clown” in the operating room to entertain the kids.  The results suggest that a funny intervention can make a serious impact by lessening the young patient’s anxiety before and after the procedure, less time in the OR, lower levels of pain and shorter hospital stays.

Click here to read the story in US News & World Report – Health Day.