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Demystifying Mindfulness

[Minnesota Medicine, January 2011] Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an approach to health and wellness that an increasing number of health care providers are practicing and recommending to their patients. This article describes MBSR, its use in health care, and its benefits for patients with conditions such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain syndromes, and insomnia. […]

Mercy trauma center to get Level 2 status

[Star Tribune, Jan. 4, 2011] The path has been cleared for the trauma center at Mercy Hospital to get official state designation as a Level Two Trauma Center this month. “The Level Two accreditation means that the emergency department and other areas of Mercy are capable of caring for complex trauma patients,” said Tom O’Connor, […]