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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 – Spring 2015

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

 

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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Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care Centers Coming to Rockville, Germantown and Laurel

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Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care Centers Coming to Rockville, Germantown and Laurel

Adventist HealthCare is excited to announce the opening of three urgent care centers, in Rockville, Germantown and Laurel. The first Centra Care, Adventist HealthCare Urgent Care center will open in Rockville in 2015, offering comprehensive urgent care to adults and children. Adventist HealthCare is partnering with Florida-based Centra Care to add this service to its system of healthcare. With more than 30 years of experience and 26 locations in Florida, Centra Care is an expert in providing quality urgent care. The Centra Care, Adventist...

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A New Logo and Unified Facility Names Embody the Quality Service You’ve Come to Expect from Us

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A New Logo and Unified Facility Names Embody the Quality Service You’ve Come to Expect from Us

When it comes to your health, we know you want the best medical experts, the highest quality and most compassionate care, and a personalized experience in a convenient, comfortable environment. Adventist HealthCare not only provides all of that, but we also have a long-standing mission of improving the health of people and communities. We fulfill our mission each day by providing for and promoting your health and wellness—mentally, physically and spiritually. As the national healthcare system evolves, Adventist HealthCare continues to deliver...

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Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center features State-of-the-art Patient Care

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Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center features State-of-the-art Patient Care

Last November, the Adventist HealthCare Aquilino Cancer Center opened its doors, launching a new era in local cancer care. In its first year, the center has made a tremendous difference for cancer patients in Montgomery County and surrounding areas.   Learn more about the Aquilino Cancer Center, our services, by downloading our brochure. Download Cancer Center Brochure When it opened, the Aquilino Cancer Center offered imaging, navigation and oncology services, and soon it added lymphedema therapy, clinical trials, multi- disciplinary...

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Seasonal Depression is a Serious Yet Treatable Condition

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Seasonal Depression is a Serious Yet Treatable Condition

As the winter season approaches and days become shorter, many people begin feeling depressed, lethargic and overwhelmed. What some call the “winter blues”  might actually be a type of depressive disorder known as seasonal depression, occurring during the fall and winter months when exposure to natural sunlight is limited. Unlike the winter blues, which is often milder and more temporary, people with seasonal depression usually experience prolonged feelings of sadness and withdrawal along with a loss of interest in daily activities, such as...

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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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