New year, new you: Tips from our local hospitals: Get mindful

Magdalena Spariosu, M.D., interim chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Services at Hackensack University Medical Center, was featured in this article about how people can take better care of themselves in the new year. According to Dr. Spariosu,  mindfulness meditation can ease stress and she is a big believer in mindfulness-based meditation, which she says she has seen it work in her own life and that of her patients. Dr. Spariosu says practicing mindfulness can have a positive impact on everything from stress and anxiety to chronic pain and depression.