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The relationship between the world around us and how it affects our health has never been more clear.  Research shows that our daily interactions, whether good or bad, directly alter levels of disease-causing proteins and signal molecules. These so-called “inflammatory markers” can decrease with positive interactions, making cuddling and human touch a powerful tool for disease prevention.

About Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease and has had advanced fellowship training in age management and regenerative medicine. Dr. Yadegar received his undergraduate degree with Honors from Harvard University and his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical focus is on preventative and personalized medicine–leveraging his knowledge of what is most current and disruptive to enable his patients to attain optimal health.

A thought leader in the healthcare space, he has been written about in the New York Times and shared his expertise on major news networks. He is currently a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC.

Dr. Yadegar is a thought leader in the brain health space, and through both his holistic approach and understanding of leading-edge advancements enable his patients to achieve optimal health: mind, body & spirit.

Madelon Guinazzo, Co-Founder and Director of training for cuddlist will be joining us also.  She will provide an overview of the services the trained professionals of cuddlist provide.

About Madelon Guinazzo

Madelon Guinazzo is a communication consultant for medical students and healthcare practitioners of all stripes. As a Professional Cuddler, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, trainer, and a member of their board of directors as well as the Co-Founder of, she has created the certification program for the premier professional cuddling resource in the country. Her mission is to encourage individuals to live satisfying lives by learning to claim their inner authority, give it voice, and effectively move toward their deepest human yearnings. She believes this will lead to a better planet for everyone.

She holds a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and has trained extensively in many interactive ways to be intimate with oneself and others including professional acting training, multiple movement modalities, and the Work of Byron Katie.

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Dr. Daniel Yadegar, head of the cuddlist Scientific Advisory Board,  discusses the healing power of touch and cuddling with Dr. Susan Kaye. Cuddling can improve immunity, enhance mood, and serve as an energetic elixir for all patients, especially those with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Dan recommends everyone get their daily dose!

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