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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.

 

Adventist HealthCare Wins 10 National Marketing Awards

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Adventist HealthCare Wins 10 National Marketing Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that Adventist HealthCare has received a combined 10 distinguished marketing awards for video, advertising campaign and website design work in 2013. The Aster Awards The first set of awards is The Aster Awards, a medical marketing awards program allowing health-care organizations and advertising agencies to compete against similarly sized competitors from across the nation and world. Adventist HealthCare received: Gold Award, TV/Video Advertising: “Two Hips, Two Weeks” featuring a Shady Grove Adventist...

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Baby on the Way!

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Baby on the Way!

Experts answer common questions on pregnancy and maternity care Q. What is “full term”? In 2013, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine issued new definitions to explain the duration, or “term,” of a woman’s pregnancy. Early term: 37 weeks, 0 days, to 38 weeks, 6 days Full term: 39 weeks, 0 days, to 40 weeks, 6 days Late term: 41 weeks, 0 days, to 41 weeks, 6 days Post-term: 42 weeks, 0 days and beyond The guidelines were created in response to the trend of inducing...

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Keeping Score of Concussions

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Keeping Score of Concussions

Test helps doctors diagnose and treat head injuries in student-athletes As head injuries become an increasing concern in sports, Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland is working with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to improve concussion diagnosis and treatment. The result of the partnership is a program, which began last fall, that requires all high school athletes to take a preseason baseline exam every two years using a computerized tool called ImPACT™. “ImPACT measures cognitive functions such as memory, processing speed...

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Not Just Another Day at the Park

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Not Just Another Day at the Park

After suffering from heart trouble during a morning run, one Lanham man was saved—and restored This past June, Sandra Roberts and Beatrice Yeawon, patient care technicians at Washington Adventist Hospital, began their morning with a routine walk around Lake Artemesia in College Park. On that particular day, however, their presence had a much greater impact than they could have ever imagined. They turned a corner to find a jogger collapsed on the ground. Another bystander was already calling 9-1-1. “I immediately ran over to check on the man,”...

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Lifesaving Care in a Heartbeat

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Lifesaving Care in a Heartbeat

After you call 9-1-1 for chest pain, know that a coordinated emergency team is springing into action When it comes to chest pain, shortness of breath or shoulder discomfort, one call can save a life. “If someone is having symptoms of a heart attack, they should not wait or try to treat it themselves. More importantly, they should not drive themselves to the hospital,” says Joel Buzy, MD, emergency room physician at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. “Calling 9-1-1 is the quickest and most effective way to receive lifesaving treatment.” Teamwork...

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Complete Joint Care

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Complete Joint Care

A coordinated team guides you from surgery through full recovery Need a joint replaced? Look no further than Adventist HealthCare, which offers a comprehensive system of coordinated care that supports patients as they move through the various stages of joint care. Whether you attend an informational class to help understand your joint options, get individualized care throughout your hospital stay or go to physical rehabilitation after surgery, Adventist HealthCare’s team of experts takes special care to ensure you get back on your feet...

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Expanding Access to Primary Care

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Expanding Access to Primary Care

Adventist HealthCare works with a nonprofit group to improve the health of medically underserved residents As part of its mission to improve the health of people in the community, Adventist HealthCare is staunchly committed to providing access to high-quality health care to all community members regardless of their ability to pay. Earlier this year, Community Clinic Inc. (CCI), a nonprofit, community-based health care agency serving residents of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties who are uninsured or underinsured, opened on Washington...

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Spring Clean Your Diet

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Spring Clean Your Diet

These three tips from a dietitian can help you get started Spring is the perfect time to clean up your diet by adopting new, healthy eating habits. Masha Fox- Rabinovich, outpatient dietitian at Washington Adventist Hospital, has three suggestions for renewing your nutrition and improving health. 1. Ditch Dangerous Ingredients Scale back on added sugars found in items such as syrups, desserts and sweetened beverages. High sugar intake is linked to an increased risk for obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Eat fewer highly processed foods such...

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The Future of Fighting Disease

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The Future of Fighting Disease

The latest clinical research and collaborative care is at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center It is the future of medicine and the hope for an end to disease. Clinical trials study the effectiveness and risks of medications as well as how patients respond to a new treatment. And now, with the support of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health, clinical trials are offered at the Shady Grove Adventist Aquilino Cancer Center. “We are proud to give our patients the opportunity to take part in the...

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Hip, Hip, Hooray!

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Hip, Hip, Hooray!

When you’re a former orthopedic nurse in need of a hip replacement, you know what to look for in a surgeon. You also have high standards for the hospital and its program. Ann McCoy, now 46, of Rockville says the Joint Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital makes the grade. Currently an oncology nurse at the National Institutes of Health, McCoy was only 43 when she needed a total hip replacement. Severe pain affected McCoy at work, where she walks up to three miles per shift. It also kept her from playing with her two young sons, Alex, 9,...

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