Abbott Northwestern studies effects of holistic therapies on patient care


[Star Tribune, July 01, 2011] At Abbott Northwestern Hospital, it's not unusual for patients to get a massage or acupuncture in addition to surgery.

The Minneapolis hospital has been offering an array of holistic therapies, for free, to patients since 2003.

Now it's won a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effect on patient care.

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