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Community Magazine

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 2016

A Transformed Approach to Community Health. That story, upcoming community health classes & events, and more in the Spring 2016 issue of Adventist HealthCare & You magazine. To read, launch the interactive edition of the magazine or browse the articles below.

 

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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Digestive Distress?

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Digestive Distress?

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center takes a team approach to identifying and treating a range of disorders Approximately 70 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders, ranging from heartburn to colon cancer. Whether common or complex, many diseases of the digestive tract can be effectively treated or prevented. Earlier this year, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center launched the comprehensive Digestive Health Program to help community members identify, treat and manage digestive conditions. One Team, Many...

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Emotional Growth

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Emotional Growth

Lourie Center program helps struggling toddlers succeed at home and in the classroom When Jennifer and Mathew Goodman’s 3-year-old son, Eli, had a difficult time focusing in preschool and interacting with other children, they felt frustrated and helpless. Eli was hyperactive, withdrawn from other toddlers and emotionally disconnected from his family. “Simple things such as sitting down for dinner as a family became a challenge because Eli struggled to control his impulses,” Jennifer says. Determined to find a program that could help her son,...

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Priority: Wellness

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Priority: Wellness

Wellness program aims to keep Adventist employees healthy and productive Poor health can be costly, particularly for employers. Given the rising rates of chronic health conditions, finding effective ways to improve employee health is good business. With one of the largest workforces in Montgomery County, Adventist HealthCare is fulfilling its mission of improving the health of people and communities within its own community of 6,000 employees. “We recognize that helping our employees obtain optimal health and wellness is good for our...

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The Place For Advanced Wound Healing

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The Place For Advanced Wound Healing

Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center opens new space for care of chronic wounds The wound care center at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center is new and improved—with a new name to match! The Advanced Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center opened in June in its new location on the first floor of Shady Grove Medical Center. The new center offers greater access to patients, with seven treatment rooms and a larger waiting area. The Center for Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Adventist HealthCare...

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Convenient Physical Therapy

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Convenient Physical Therapy

Adventist HealthCare brings quality orthopedic physical therapy services to RIO Sport & Health in Gaithersburg Local athletes and others suffering from injuries and pain have a new, convenient option for treatment. In May, Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation opened a new outpatient clinic in the Washingtonian RIO Sport&Health in Gaithersburg. The state- of-the-art clinic provides hands-on physical therapy and rehabilitation by certified manual therapists and sports medicine physicians who specialize in the...

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Time to Save a Life

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Time to Save a Life

A Silver Spring woman uses an online heart risk assessment to identify a major health problem FIND OUT YOUR RISK FOR HEART DISEASE Take a Free Heart Risk Assessment Taking just five minutes to complete Adventist HealthCare’s free heart risk assessment online likely saved the life of Toby Weiss, a 77-year-old Silver Spring resident. “The test showed me that I had a heart problem and prompted me to see my doctor,” says Weiss, who previously had no known heart issues. The assessment takes into account key risk factors for heart disease such as...

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Big Miracle, Small Package

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Big Miracle, Small Package

Shady Grove NICU delivers lifesaving care to early arrivals Kate Craine and her husband, Paul, were thrilled to learn that they were pregnant last May. After enduring a miscarriage and almost two years of fertility treatments, the Gaithersburg couple were ecstatic to be welcoming a new baby. During the first few months of the pregnancy, everything appeared normal. Then, in mid-August, Kate learned she had gestational diabetes. By the end of the month, her doctors put her on modified bed rest. In October, at 24 weeks, Kate’s water broke. She...

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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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