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Grateful for Adventist Institutions of Higher Learning

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2019 Christmas is upon us, and 2020 is the reality of our planning and schedules. We look back with gratitude that the Lord has faithfully led us to this point, and by His grace, we may look forward with hope and confidence...

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World AIDS Day (Dec 1)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 4th Quarter 2019 World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an...

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Heart Day (Sep 29)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2019 World Heart Day, the world heart federation created a global community of people from all walks of life who are acting now to live longer, better, heart-healthy lives by making a promise: to their families to cook and eat more healthily,...

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Women’s Heart Disease Symptoms

Q: I am 48 years of age and fairly active. I get occasional chest discomfort along with breathlessness. Since heart disease usually happens to men, could these be symptoms of menopause? A: My first response is to ask the question "Is heart disease the sole domain of the male gender?" Absolutely...

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Wine and Breast Cancer

Q: Is it true that drinking wine may lead to an increased risk of breast cancer? A: Many factors are associated with breast cancer. The older a woman is, the greater the chance of exposure to potential cancer-promoting agents, and so age is clearly a factor. Genetics play an important role;...

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What to do About Insomnia

Q: For the past couple of years, I have found it difficult to go to sleep. It takes maybe two hours, and then I awaken early. I am healthy, but feel fatigued and need an afternoon nap to help with the tiredness. Should I take sleeping pills? A: It sounds as...

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Vitamin E

Q: Is supplemental vitamin E helpful in the treatment or prevention of cardiovascular disease (especially strokes and heart attacks)? A: There has been an ongoing debate about this issue for a number of years now, with conflicting advice being offered to date. However, a recent study was done using a computerized...

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Smallpox Vaccine

Q: I am concerned about the smallpox vaccination. How safe would it be? Is there any way to treat smallpox that would avoid vaccination if there were to be a terrorist attack using this germ? A: Here we are, 25 years after we thought smallpox had become extinct, worrying about it...

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Six Meals a Day?

Q: I was diagnosed as having a hiatus hernia and reflux esophagitis. My doctor suggests six small meals each day, two 20 mg. tablets of losec each day, and that I stay away from acid foods. Are there other dietary recommendations? A: We have abbreviated your question, although we did notice that...

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World Diabetes Day Is (Nov 14)

Source: The Health Connection Newsletter | 3rd Quarter 2019 This yearʼs theme is Protect Your Family. The aim World Diabetes Day is to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes has on the family and to promote the role of the family in the management, care, prevention and education of...

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