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Members Serve Communities Impacted by Government Shutdown

Adventists in Maryland and Florida met the practical needs of those whose lives were upended during the government shutdown that took place Dec. 22, 2018 – Jan. 25, 2019.


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NAD Health Summit Uplifts Faith Community Nursing

The practice of faith community nursing in the Adventist Church was celebrated during the banquet ceremony of the 2019 North American Division Health Summit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Leaders and members of the Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing (AAFCN), along with nurses who received specialized training during the summit to become a faith community nurse, attended the banquet on Jan. 24.


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La Sierra University's Zapara School of Business Rolls Out MBA in Hawaii

This winter, La Sierra University’s Zapara School of Business launched its first out-of-state Master of Business Administration program, offering graduate courses designed for busy health care professionals. The MBA cohort program at Adventist Health Castle medical center in Kailua, Hawaii, officially began instruction on Jan. 7, 2019.


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Camp Meeting: Still Here After 150 Years!

From the very first camp meeting of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, held in 1868 on the farm of E. H. Root in Wright, Michigan, to the 111 camp meetings held in the North American Division (NAD) in 2018, the benefits of these gatherings are still countless.


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James M. Slater, Pioneer of Proton Therapy, Passes to His Rest at 89

James M. Slater, M.D., whose determination to improve the quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment inspired him to use proton therapy for patient care and to champion and oversee creation of the world’s first hospital-based proton treatment center at Loma Linda University Health, died Dec. 26. He was 89.


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North American Division Responds to False Claim

The leadership of the North American Division values all its members and appreciates the various views they hold on the issues that face our church. But we are troubled by a recent series of false accusations made in articles published by a lay-operated website.


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Ellsworth Wareham, "Blue Zone" Pioneer and Cardiologist, Passes to His Rest at 104

Ellsworth Wareham, M.D., known at the end of his life as much for his vegan-supported longevity as his distinguished surgical career that included the first open-heart surgeries in many countries, died Saturday, Dec. 15 at the age of 104.


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New Computer Science Lab Allows La Sierra Students to Explore Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence Careers

The university’s department of computer science celebrated the opening of a new virtual reality and artificial intelligence lab on Nov. 8 that will allow students to explore the technologies through virtual game play and research. The La Sierra “VR+AI Lab” will prepare students for careers in virtual reality and artificial intelligence sectors, which analysts predict will grow exponentially over the next several years.