Top-Notch Heart Attack Care Could Help you Live Longer

Going to the right hospital for a heart attack could add a year to your life, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at Medicare records for patients who had a heart attack and found that roughly 17 years after heart attack, the average life expectancy was nine to 14 months longer for people who had been treated at hospitals that do the best on widely used quality measures, compared with those treated at low-rated hospitals. However, if you’re having heart attack symptoms, experts caution not to delay getting help. Minutes matter when you’re having a heart attack –...

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Healthful Bounty

Angela Reid looks at the glass half full. “That comes from my faith and trusting God for my everything,” the Silver Spring, Md., resident says. This isn’t what you’d expect from a woman who just finished six months of chemotherapy. Keeping her glass—and her pantry—full these days are weekly deliveries of fruit and vegetables, courtesy of a program at Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital that helps recently discharged patients eat healthier. “I love to cook healthy food, so I really appreciate it,” says Reid, 56, a member of Wheaton Seventh-day Adventist. “And because of the cancer, I’m limiting the...

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Digestive Health Program

If you’re among the 70 million Americans who experience digestive problems, take comfort in knowing Adventist HealthCare provides comprehensive treatment. You’ll benefit from experienced doctors who are board certified in gastroenterology, meaning they’re trained in the latest advances in digestive health care. We’ll help you feel better and get back to your daily routine as soon as...

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