No doubt, these are serious times.

For starters, this week’s online poll question at beefmagazine.com“How do we solve the U.S. debt crisis?" – is extremely sobering. And that’s far from the only worry we all carry in our personal and public lives.

Thankfully, the Almighty and nature have blessed us with the antidote to stress – humor and laughter. Research shows that humor, and specifically laughter, can counteract the ravages of stress on the body and our immune system. Consider it a sort of pressure relief valve that eases the stress of both old and new situations.

Beefmagazine.com offers just the health prescription for stressful times via its BEEF Cartoons Page. There you’ll find more than 100 stress-relieving cartoons by Lee Rubin (Rubes®), G.L. Holmes (Pickens County Cowboys) and Wally Badgett (Earl).

So start there and continue the health treatment by finding as many opportunities for laughter as you can.