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Fall 2014 Interactive MagazineWe are excited to welcome you to Adventist HealthCare & You, a quarterly magazine featuring the health stories of real people in our community that connects you with health care resources at our hospitals and beyond.

Current Issue – Fall 2014

Path to Wellness – Adventist HealthCare’s initiatives to keep the community healthy. That story, upcoming community health classes & events, and more in the Fall 2014 issue of Adventist HealthCare & You magazine. To read, launch the interactive edition of the magazine or browse the articles below.

 

Leading the Way to Wellness

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Leading the Way to Wellness

Last spring, I took over the role of leading Adventist HealthCare into the changing health care landscape. It is rewarding and exciting to lead an outstanding organization and team of compassionate, skilled, expert care providers who focus each day on providing the very best care to those we serve. Our health care system is shifting from healing the sick to keeping the healthy, healthy. For Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest health care provider, this changing approach to care brings us back to our roots and connects...

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Care in the Air

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Care in the Air

Four Nurses Fly to the Aid of a Fellow Passenger During a recent trip to a training event in Texas, four Shady Grove Adventist Hospital clinical education specialists found themselves in the right place at the right time. As they flew from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on March 17, Patricia Bodine, RN, CPAN; Maria Gentry, RN, CMSRN; Jennifer Lewis, RN, MSN, CCRN; and Cindy Mohardt, RN, CMSRN, saw a woman sitting near them collapse in the aisle. The nurses quickly jumped into action. They helped wake the woman,...

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School’s In! Let’s Take the Stress Out

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School’s In! Let’s Take the Stress Out

Video Series Helps Parents and Kids Manage this Time of Transition Starting school for the first time or returning to the classroom is exciting and fun for some children. For others who might be struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety or depression, it can be frightening and stressful. It is important for parents and guardians to keep an eye out for common signs of these mental illnesses that can surface during this time of transition and prevent children from succeeding in their studies. 1 in 3 –...

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Physicians Leading by Example

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Physicians Leading by Example

Physicians Leading by Example and Following Their Own Advice for Getting and Staying Healthy In November 2010, Thu Tran, MD, Ob-Gyn at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and six other physicians decided to go beyond advising people on how to be healthy. They decided to lead by example and show them. They formed a “boot camp,” meeting weekly with a trainer for cardiovascular and strength training exercises. What began as a physical workout soon grew into a social and mental outlet for the busy group of physicians, moms and friends. The women...

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Discovering New Directions in Health Care

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Discovering New Directions in Health Care

Adventist HealthCare is Helping Create a Healthier Community. Learn About Four Paths to Wellness Over the last few years, reform to the U.S. health care system has brought about many dramatic changes to hospitals and the care they deliver. Instead of just providing high quality care to the sick within a hospital, today’s health care professionals are focusing more on preventing disease and maintaining health among the entire population, while reducing costs. For Gaithersburg-based Adventist HealthCare, Montgomery County’s first and largest...

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Oh, Baby!

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Oh, Baby!

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is the First in Maryland to Earn an International Designation for Breastfeeding Support Breastfeeding has many benefits for both moms and babies, research has shown. However, support and guidance during the first days following birth are critical to begin and continue with breastfeeding long-term. Earlier this year, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital became the first hospital in Maryland and one of only 179 in the U.S. to achieve Baby-Friendly designation through the World Health Organization and the United Nations...

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Atrial Fibrillation – Be Still My Heart

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Atrial Fibrillation – Be Still My Heart

Atrial fibrillation threatened to slow down this former triathlete—that is, until the Washington Adventist Hospital experts restored his rhythm As a former triathlete and husband to a professional runner, 61-year old Thomas Scott of Rockville wasn’t used to taking things slow. That changed when heart problems struck. Since 2012, Scott experienced what he later learned was intermittent atrial fibrillation (a-fib), the most common type of arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm. “All of a sudden, my heart would begin to race,” Scott says. The...

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Mammogram – The Once-a-Year Test That Can Save Your Life

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Mammogram – The Once-a-Year Test That Can Save Your Life

If scheduling your yearly mammogram tends to slip off your to-do list, you’re certainly not alone. But the fact remains, you should make this invaluable exam a priority. According to the government’s Office on Women’s Health, a high quality mammogram plus a clinical breast exam performed by a doctor is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. Schedule your mammogram today by calling the Shady Grove Breast Center at 301-590-8999 or Washington Adventist Hospital at 301-891-5053. Research shows that early detection saves lives....

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Cancer Care, Continued

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Cancer Care, Continued

Aquilino Cancer Center’s Healing Touch Extends with Specialized Therapy Barbara Homon, 71, of Derwood, Md., is an inspiration to those she meets. After undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2009, she developed lymphedema, a common side effect for cancer patients who have lymph nodes removed. She now works diligently to keep her lymphedema well-controlled by receiving regular therapy at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center. After experiencing many aspects of cancer care, she gives the rehabilitation services at the cancer...

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Oh Baby! Welcome, Micah!

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Oh Baby! Welcome, Micah!

Our fall magazine highlights the story of Charis and Peter Mbugua of Clarksburg, expectant parents in the midst of planning their delivery at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Between writing this story and the issue going to print, the Mbuguas welcomed their first child, a son named Micah, at 9:32 p.m. on May 17. He weighed six pounds, 10 ounces. Charis, a Montgomery County Public School teacher, said she knew right after touring the hospital’s Birth Center that she wanted to deliver there. When the day came, doctors and nurses delivered Micah...

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