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Editorial by Ricardo Bacchus

I don’t think your son’s going to make it,” said the chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to my parents. “It’s not looking good.” 

On April 4, 2009, during postoperative care for ulcerative colitis, something went terribly wrong. My left lung collapsed, I stopped breathing and fell into a coma. Code blue was set in motion, as nurses hooked me to every resuscitation device available. Conventional wisdom pointed to a young man’s death, and it was the chaplain’s duty to break the heart-wrenching news to my parents. 

Story by Elizabeth Long

Dr. Heather Pulaski, a Kettering Physician Network gynecologic oncologist, recently performed the 5000th da Vinci® Surgical System procedure at Kettering Medical Center.

The da Vinci robotic-assisted surgical system is a minimally invasive surgical option as it allows surgeon to operate through a few small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery involves less cutting, which means less pain and less recovery time. Other patient benefits include:

Occupational Therapist Diane Messer helps a patient with strengthening exercises during a visit to his home.

Story by Marisa Lavine

Adventist HealthCare’s Home Health division has once again been recognized as one of the top performing home health agencies in the nation for quality care.

The Home Health division has been named a Top Agency of 2017 HomeCare Elite®. This is the seventh year in a row that Adventist Home Health, part of Adventist HealthCare’s Home Care Services, has received this award, which is presented to the top 25 percent of agencies in the United States.

Story by Pacific Press Staff

Reading through the Bible is something we know we ought to do—but following through often proves a sticking point for many Christians in spite of all the good reading plans available. Andy Rau, former senior manager for Bible Gateway in speaking to the importance of reading the Bible every day, says, "The Bible isn't a magic book of ancient wisdom; it's a book about life and about God's love for you. Our relationship with God is informed by Scripture, and according to Jesus this relationship is what gives us life itself." 

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The North American headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church recently relocated to Howard County, Maryland, and is eager to get to know their new neighbors. A great way to do that this Thanksgiving season is inviting them to come share in our love of healthful food and lifestyles.

On Sunday, November 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., they'll give away 25,000 lbs of fresh produce: bananas, lettuce, tomatoes, greens, onions, sweet potatoes and more!

The NAD staff is also partnering with our friends at Howard County General Hospital to offer

  • Blood pressure screenings

  • Stroke risk assessments

  • Prediabetes risk assessments

Story by Lydia Parris

Adventist HealthCare Washington Adventist Hospital announced a new name for its White Oak, Md. hospital this week, as the project marked a major construction milestone.

The current Washington Adventist Hospital will be renamed Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center when it opens in eastern Montgomery County, Maryland in the summer of 2019.

Construction is making steady progress, including the completion of the outside of the seven-story main hospital. The 170-private-room hospital celebrated a “topping out” ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15, when the project reached its highest point.

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Editorial by Rick Remmers

North Korea is increasingly unpredictable and dangerous as it fires off longer range missiles with devastating potential. “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:18, NKJV).

Record rainfalls and once in a millennium flooding cause the costliest disaster in U.S. history. “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!” (1 Chron. 16:8, NKJV).

Violence between protesters and white supremacists results in injuries and death. “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4, NKJV).

Story by NAD Staff

On December 2, 2017, at 4 p.m. (CST) students from Oakwood University will dialogue with Seventh-day Adventist Church leaders from the North American Division (NAD) during a 120-minute livestreamed conversation. During “Is This Thing On?” Dan Jackson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, and Alex Bryant, executive secretary, will answer questions via audience and social media during the program’s second Facebook Live event this year.