Thoughts and feelings

by Mitch Radin, Clinical Psychologist Having a serious illness or chronic pain can be scary. It can make people feel ways they have never felt and think thoughts they’ve never had before. When people start to experience new feelings and thoughts, especially thoughts that feel bad, it can be perceived as a loss of control.  […]

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When Trauma Takes Charge

by Mitch Radin, Clinical Psychologist The amygdala is a little portion of our brain that is responsible for our survival. It evaluates threats in a matter of milliseconds and reflexively prepares us to fight, run, or simply freeze to defend ourselves. All of these are important and appropriate responses in the face of danger, and […]

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Thank YOU for your support in 2016!

We want to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ from our team. 2016 marked 115 years of serving the community. Your support helped us with the achievements below:   MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities’ full integration with Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. is effective January 1, 2016. MVNA and HOTC are awarded with […]

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Make your dollars count! Donate to MVNA!

Still undecided on who or what organization to donate to before 2017 closes in? Remember MVNA and our 115 seasons of home and community health, made possible by your support! No matter the season, or stage of life, MVNA nurses visit clients in the comfort of their homes, in community shelters, or in care facilities. Our […]

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Caregiving: A Few Words about Mirrors

by Mitch Radin, Clinical Psychologist This might sound like a cynical statement, but it’s not: caregiving hurts.  Here’s why: We have things in our brains called mirror neurons.  Simply put, neurons in our brain fire when we perform an action, but they also fire when we watch someone perform an action, mirroring what we are […]

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MVNA, a Healthy Families America Site, Accredited for Quality Service by Prevent Child Abuse America

Leading National Child Abuse Prevention Organization Accredits Healthy Families America site in Minneapolis to Serve Families Minneapolis, MN – Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that the Healthy Families America (HFA) affiliate, MVNA has been accredited as a provider of high quality home visiting services to families who want to improve their child’s […]

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Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities Awarded Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission (Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 5, 2016) – MVNA and Hospice of the Twin Cities (HOTC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is […]

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Within Reach: Self-Care

by Mitch Radin, Clinical Psychologist It seems like everybody is talking about self-care these days, though all this talk seems to be doing very little for easing everyday stress, especially in the health care field. Most people in health care respond to encouragement to practice self-care with, “How am I supposed to turn off my […]

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Grant to expand home visiting to families

Healthy Families America is one of three home visiting services Hennepin County offers. The need has grown to where Hennepin County’s Community Health Board applied and was awarded nearly $3.5 million for a four-year grant. Program Director Anna Mueller says, the money through the Minnesota Department of Health will help expand their Nurse Family Partnership […]

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