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We 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 2015

Innovations in Heart Care. That story, upcoming community health classes & events, and more in the Fall 2015 issue of Adventist HealthCare & You magazine. To read, launch the interactive edition of the magazine or browse the articles below.

 

Intercepting Breast Cancer

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Intercepting Breast Cancer

SCHEDULE YOUR MAMMOGRAM TODAY Adventist HealthCare White Oak Breast Center 1210 Plum Orchard Drive, Suite 209, Silver Spring 240-471-3600 www.AdventistBreastCenter.com Shady Grove Breast Center 9711 Medical Center Drive, Suite 201, Rockville 301-590-8999 www.ShadyGroveBreastCenter.com Sonia Barrientos gets a mammogram every year. The Silver Spring wife and mom is especially diligent because her sister died of breast cancer four years ago. At her annual screening in August 2014, doctors discovered a lump. She soon underwent a biopsy with Sonya...

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Less Weight, More Miles

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Less Weight, More Miles

READY TO EXPLORE WEIGHTLOSS SURGERY? Register to attend a FREE seminar on the weightloss surgery options available at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. Visit www.AdventistHealthCare.com/Bariatric or call 240-826-5278. China, Africa, Ireland—Steve Malley of Germantown, Md., loves to travel. “Every time my wife sells a house, we plan a trip,” he says. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Problem was, Malley weighed over 300 pounds, and the hassles nearly outweighed the good times. As they boarded a flight to Las Vegas, a clerk requested...

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A Caring Path

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A Caring Path

The Adventist Home Care team helps a grandfather celebrate with his grandsons The sky was the limit for 71-year-old Bruce Feinberg, who was determined to go on a two-hour flight just three months after major open-heart surgery. Feinberg’s twin grandsons were celebrating their second birthday in Florida, and he wouldn’t miss it for the world. But just days after the surgery, Feinberg became extremely weak and had trouble moving. He spent eight days in the intensive care unit at a local hospital before being transferred to Adventist...

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Instrumental Assistance

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Instrumental Assistance

REHAB QUESTIONS: Visit www.AdventistRehab.com to learn about Adventist HealthCare’s expert rehabilitation care. Losing a leg to diabetes did not cause 74-year-old Elbert “Woody” Woodson to lose his passion for drumming. After playing with some of the biggest names in music during the 1970s, including the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, severe health problems caused Woodson to become homebound in his Northeast D.C. home. That is, until a local news story about the famed drummer caught the attention of Judy Anderson, a...

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Is It Teenage Angst or a Mood Disorder?

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Is It Teenage Angst or a Mood Disorder?

For many teenagers, the senior year of high school brings a roller coaster of emotions, including the anxiety of final exams, the excitement of prom and trepidation about college admission decisions. Visit www.AdventistBH.com to learn more about treatment programs at Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services. Faced with so many life changes and added stress, some teenagers may develop mood disorders such as depression that can affect their performance at school and their relationships with friends and family. Studies...

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Coming Together for You

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Coming Together for You

At Adventist HealthCare, we have a rich history of providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive services at locations convenient to you and your family. We provide care when you are sick. We also play a key role in keeping you healthy. You may not realize that Adventist HealthCare’s services go beyond care in a hospital and include rehabilitative medicine, in-home care, a broad physician network, mental health services and, soon, several urgent care centers. Even better, Adventist HealthCare’s services are becoming connected through...

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Home Care Q&A

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Home Care Q&A

Time spent at home with family during the holidays offers opportunities to notice signs that an aging loved one might need assistance with daily living. Keith Ballenger, vice president of Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services, answers four common questions. Request a Free Home Care Consultation What is home care? This valuable service helps people recover and function as independently as possible in their homes. At Adventist HealthCare Home Care, our compassionate team of nurses, therapists, social workers, dietitians and certified nursing...

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Meet Two People Whose Contributions Help Shape Healthcare in Our Community

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Meet Two People Whose Contributions Help Shape Healthcare in Our Community

Whether large or small, contributions from community members to Adventist HealthCare Foundations allow the mission of improving the health of people and communities to continuously expand. In 2013, our community members, business partners, physicians and employees, through their generosity and giving spirit, helped to fund programs that assist patients with limited resources, purchase equipment and technology, and expand vital services across Adventist HealthCare. Donate to Adventist HealthCare The healthcare system is grateful to everyone...

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The Birth Center: Nearly 35 Years of Welcoming Babies Into the World

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The Birth Center: Nearly 35 Years of Welcoming Babies Into the World

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center celebrates nearly 35 years of welcoming babies into the world. Are you getting ready for baby? Learn About Our Free Birth Center Tour Baby 1… At 3:38 p.m. on Nov. 22, 1981, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital welcomed its first baby. The girl was born in the new obstetrical unit that included 16 maternal/child department beds, five labor and delivery rooms and a 20-bassinet nursery. Within 24 hours, the unit had delivered five babies. In 1981, the 55-nurse department emphasized “family centered”...

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Heart Health Inspiration from Two Former Adventist HealthCare Heart Patients

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Heart Health Inspiration from Two Former Adventist HealthCare Heart Patients

With February, American Heart Month, around the corner, now is a good time to reflect on what you’re doing to maintain or improve your heart health and make changes that could save your life. If you need inspiration, look no further than these two former Adventist HealthCare heart patients. Find Out Your Heart Age Chris Barritt: The Ride of His Life This former Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital heart surgery patient is pacing himself to meet his goals. “I have been living heart-healthy by eating well, taking a vigorous...

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