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April is Stress Awareness Month

As if our lives aren’t stressful enough, April hands us another event to recognize: National Stress Awareness Month!  In researching the topic of stress, I learned that some types of stress are actually good for you, while others can lead to serious health concerns. When you are in a stressful situation, your nervous system springs […]

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CHD on Babies Victimized by Heroin Epidemic

One of the evils of drug addiction is that more and more babies are being born dependent on the drugs their mothers took during pregnancy. Those infants can also face sickening withdrawal symptoms. Western Mass News Reporter Ray Hershel dug deeper into the process moms have to go through when they’re pregnant and hooked on […]

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Pregnant and Hooked on Drugs

One of the evils of drug addiction is that more and more babies are being born dependent on the drugs their mothers took during pregnancy. Those infants can also face sickening withdrawal symptoms. Western Mass News Reporter Ray Hershel dug deeper into the process moms have to go through when they’re pregnant and hooked on […]

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Early Intervention Helps Infants and Young Children Who Have Developmental Delays

James Moriarty is the kind of child parents describe as “all boy.” He’s a rough-and-tumble, two-and-a-half-year-old who’s constantly into something. His parents, Brennan Moriarty and Brianne Jones of East Longmeadow, are completely candid about the challenges they are facing as parents. “We didn’t plan on having a child and honestly we weren’t really well-equipped to […]

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Weighted Blankets Offer Security to Kids with Trauma

by Kimberley A. Lee VP Advancement for CHD When I was three, I had a security blanket I called Mr. Softie. Actually, it wasn’t really a blanket all, but rather one of my father’s plain white T-shirts. I carried that Mr. Softie everywhere. Shortly after my mom died, my Softie was by my side. I […]

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