This recently opened institution is located a few kilometers from the heart of Kiev where more than 30 people have been killed in the civil unrest that is shaking Ukraine. While many have fled the city, the staff of our Center remain faithfully sharing the healing love of Jesus.
Yury Bondarenko, MD, MPH, medical director, shares this powerful testimony. In spite of the turmoil, 20 people attended an evening program on Healthy Sleep. Following the close of the last evening, a 39 year woman came to Dr. Yury to thank him and concluded “especially the spiritual part of the program.” He answered with a “praise the Lord.”
[Information provided by To Phuong, Health Ministries Director for Vietnam] Long Thanh Health Expo was the first health event organized by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Vietnam for the purpose of exposing the general public the Adventist lifestyle. This was held on 8-9 December 2013 in Phuoc Thai high school and clinic. This was the first time the church conducted a program in a government place.
Almost 40 percent of the world's population have hypertension, and more than half are considered to be mild hypertensives. About half of these are treated with medications, even though there is only limited evidence that this reduces mortality or morbidity. Some researchers are suggesting an overemphasis on drug treatment limits the opportunities to focus on individual and population lifestyle factors.
PositiveTip: If you are hypertensive, ask your physician if lifestyle changes (i.e. physical activity, weight loss, salt reduction) might be effective for you.