The power of (and some new data behind) human touch

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In the news:  In a world where technology seems to rule, it’s nice to know that touch is still a dominant source of energy.  We already knew there was power in human touch but there’s also new research that supports and finds value in kangaroo mother care (KMC) or skin-to-skin contact.

According to a new meta-analysis released by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital, KMC is linked with lower mortality rates. To read the article on “Mothers holding low birth weight newborns skin-to-skin linked with lower mortality rates,” click here.

Yes, we love our hand-helds and other devices, but when possible, let’s stay connected in ways that allow for kindness and humanity through human touch…

and what time, space and travel divide, when we do have opportunities to meet face-to-face, let’s look for ways (as appropriate) to connect beyond the formal handshake.

For more on the benefits of touch (including the ability to reduce stress/stress hormones, depression, etc.), visit:


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