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Share Facts With Hope and Positive Choices

Forgiveness helps us to live longer.  After analyzing data from the Religion, Aging and Health Survey of over 1,200 people over the age of 25, researchers found that an attitude of forgiveness toward others is associated with a decreased risk for all-cause mortality. Nearly everyone has been hurt by the...

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Looking Ahead

Floods, fires, wars of words and weapons, intolerance and hatred abounded throughout 2018. We are now another year closer to the return of our Lord. The earth is growing old like a garment and people rush across the face of the earth–defying time and distance but conquering neither. A new...

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Building Resilience In Youth

According to the United Nations (UN) there are 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. They estimate this is the largest youth population that ever existed. Sadly, many of these young people live in risky environments and are often led to engage in...

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SDA Guidelines on Immunizations (April 24-30 Is World Immunization Week)

Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today. This year’s theme for the WHO World Immunization Week is Protected Together: Vaccines Work!...

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World Malaria Day (Apr 25)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 1st Quarter 2019 This is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from...

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A Blessed Time

July 9 through 14, 2019 saw 900 delegates from 106 countries converge on Loma Linda University to attend the third Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle. During the five and a half days, there were more than 30 plenary presentations, 22 breakout sessions, music, worship, exercise, food and fellowship! This...

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World Day for Prevention Of Violence Against Children (Nov 19)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2019 Violence against children includes all forms of violence against people under 18 years old. For infants and younger children, violence mainly involves child maltreatment (i.e. physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect) at the hands of parents and other authority figures....

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Q: I am concerned that the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is increasing. I have also heard that the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may decrease the chances of getting Alzheimer’s. I find that I sometimes struggle to remember words or names; should I be worried, and...

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Bariatric Surgery

Q: I am overweight. I lost 50 pounds, and I am still 50 pounds overweight. The terrible thing is, I am starting to gain the weight again, and I’m terrified. I exercise, but it seems I would need to do three or four hours a day to keep the weight...

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Benign Breast Lumps

Q: I am 35 years old, and have had a history of lumps in my breast. The doctors have told me that I have "benign breast disease." My concern is that I have an aunt who had breast cancer. Should I be worried? A: As much as we would like to...

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