April 6, 2016, Spokane, WA. The Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists dedicated a 1-mile walking trail that meanders through the pine trees on their property in memory of Dr. Jay Randall Sloop, former Health Ministries Director, who died on a mission trip to the Ukraine two years ago. This was a more than fitting tribute to honor a man who challenged everyone he contacted—patients, friends, church members, even the casual acquaintance—to take seriously their own health: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
On December 3, 2015 Adventist University of Chile (UNACH) graduated 41 individuals who completed the requirements for the Diploma in Evangelism and Education for Health. This one year training program is offered by the Faculty of Theology to prepare pastors and others to more effectively contribute to outreach of the church through Comprehensive Health Ministry initiatives. The students focused on principles of healthful living, mission to the cities, management of centers of influence along with field projects on campus and in the surrounding communities.
Anabolic steroids, technically known as anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), are commonly used by weightlifters to "bulk up." Norwegian researchers studied the brains of 82 weightlifters who used AAS for more than a year and compared them with 68 weightlifters who had never used them or other doping substances. Users had less overall gray matter and evidence of accelerated brain aging.
PositiveTip: Avoid the use of AASs and prevent the neurotoxicity of these substances which can decrease cognitive function.