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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 2016

Early Arrival Times Two. That story, upcoming community health classes & events, and more in the Fall 2016 issue of Adventist HealthCare & You magazine. To read, launch the interactive edition of the magazine or browse the articles below.

 

A Transformed Approach to Community Health

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A Transformed Approach to Community Health

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital’s telehealth program, which launched in May 2015, is transforming care delivery to help local patients remain healthy after their hospital stay. To date, the program has reduced the number of return visits within 30 days to less than 5 percent of enrolled patients compared with a Maryland state average of 15 percent. For Michael Flowers of Hyattsville, the program provided the continued support he needed to take control of his health. Flowers was unaware that he had any existing health...

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Making Way for a New Washington Adventist Hospital

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Making Way for a New Washington Adventist Hospital

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital will begin work this spring on a replacement hospital in the White Oak section of Montgomery County. The project is part of the hospital’s long-standing plan to expand access to care in the region and includes keeping healthcare services on its current Takoma Park campus. The new, 170-bed acute-care hospital and medical campus is on 48 acres at Plum Orchard Drive and Cherry Hill Road, along the border of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. It is near the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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One Mom, Four Babies, A New Hip

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One Mom, Four Babies, A New Hip

As Evelyn Schwartz carries her youngest daughter, Emilia, downstairs from a nap, you’d never guess that one of the mother’s hips is even newer than her 8-month-old. Schwartz is steady and centered as her three older children dart about her Rockville home. Most important, she’s pain-free. Schwartz noticed discomfort in her hip while giving birth to her oldest daughter, Cayla, at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in 2007. The pain was so severe, Schwartz says, at times it overshadowed her labor. An X-ray later showed...

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Heart Care That Gives Hope

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Heart Care That Gives Hope

A cutting-edge cardiac procedure now available at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital offers hope and extends years of life for people suffering from a narrowing of the heart’s aortic valve. Potomac resident John Galanis, 83, was one of the first patients at Washington Adventist Hospital to benefit from a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in August 2015. This new alternative to open heart surgery treats severe aortic stenosis by replacing the diseased aortic valve through a minimally invasive approach. John’s...

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Cancer Breakthroughs Near You

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Cancer Breakthroughs Near You

Clinical trials involve the study of new, innovative treatments or strategies that may lead to prevention, earlier detection, better treatments or cures for conditions such as cancer. These studies are an essential step in determining the safety and efficacy of any new treatment, which is a requirement for Food and Drug Administration approval. In fact, all of today’s advanced cancer treatment options, tests and potential cures are only available because of the participation of clinical trial volunteers. The cancer team at Adventist...

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Back On His Feet

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Back On His Feet

An avid runner and competitive athlete in high school, William “Bill” Scarry, 74, of McLean, Va., never thought twice about family hiking trips and loved playing football and other sports. In 2005, he immediately knew something was wrong when he noticed agonizing pain in both knees. Eventually, walking long distances and climbing stairs became a daily physical challenge for Scarry. When the pain began, Scarry saw Andrew W. Bender, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center who specializes in the diagnosis and...

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Giving Children Bright Futures

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Giving Children Bright Futures

Aydan was just 1 and already the physical trauma and neglect he suffered during his early life left him unable to emotionally connect with others and caused him to react aggressively to touch. At 16 months, Aydan was removed from his home and placed in foster care in Silver Spring with Jenni Milton and her husband, Ben. Milton recalls Aydan having two moods: quiet and unresponsive, and irritable. “He would either avoid eye contact or show no interest in play,” Milton says, “or he would become easily agitated if I talked to him or held him.”...

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Innovations in Heart Care

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Innovations in Heart Care

Discover three cardiac health advances that are available here and now When facing troubling heart conditions, people across our region have trusted Adventist HealthCare’s skilled physicians, nurses and cardiac care teams for more than 50 years. From bringing the most advanced and least invasive procedures to offering quality care that consistently achieves top honors, Adventist HealthCare’s cardiac experts continue to lead the way in making innovative heart care available to you close to home. Heart Surgery: Rising Above the Rest Adventist...

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Someone to Lean On

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Someone to Lean On

At Adventist HealthCare, women with breast cancer have access to the support they need, from diagnosis to treatment Take a Free Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Soon after her 40th birthday, Ana Medina had her first mammogram. With no symptoms or family history of breast cancer, she was shocked when her mammogram showed a concerning mass. She was referred to the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Breast Center for an ultrasound, biopsy and consultation with breast surgeon Cynthia Plate, MD. Tests showed that the mass was cancerous. “Hearing I had...

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On The Move

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On The Move

New joint replacement technique helps active woman land back on her feet, fast Amy Kriewaldt Hudson was 21, a classical musician living in New York City and walking everywhere. That’s when the pain started, and she knew right away that it was bad. “I had to drop my bags to rest a bit, in the middle of the sidewalk,” she says. One doctor said she needed to stretch more. Another said it was depression. “I planned my day around the pain,” Kriewaldt Hudson says. “My world got smaller and smaller.” When she was in her 30s, a doctor finally took...

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