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Apple Watch Series 7: Health & Wellness Features

apple watch 7Take a health risk assessment to enter Adventist HealthCare’s contest to win a free Apple Watch Series 7. In addition to all the fun and flashy technology you’d expect from an Apple smartwatch, the Series 7 and watchOS8 offers new, highly advanced health and wellness features:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) heart rhythm monitor
  • Blood oxygen monitor
  • Mindfulness app
  • Sleep tracking
  • Exercise detection and tracking

You can use your device to track and make progress toward your goals and collect data that’s helpful to you and your healthcare team.

Know Your Risk

Learning your personal risk factors for common diseases and health problems means you can take the small steps today that add up to big improvements in your health tomorrow. When you know your risk, you can make choices and get the screenings and medical services that are right for you. Preventing problems or catching them as early as possible can help you enjoy a longer, more active, happier life.

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It takes minutes to know information that can make a big impact on your future health.

 

View Contest Rules

To enter the drawing for a chance to win the prizes, participants:

  • Must complete one of Adventist HealthCare’s online health risk assessments between Nov. 1, 2021 and midnight on Dec. 31, 2021
  • Must live in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.
  • Are limited to one drawing entry
  • Must not be an employee or family member of an employee of Adventist HealthCare or its affiliate organizations
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Breast Health

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. The biggest risk factors for breast cancer is age and gender.

When found early, there are more treatment options and the 5-year survival rate is 99%. The best, most effective tool for finding breast cancer early is a mammogram, which is a low-dose X-ray of the breast.

Starting at age 40, women at average risk should begin annual mammography. For women at higher risk, earlier screenings may be needed based on your doctor's recommendation.

Note: Though breast cancer can occur in both women and men, this health risk assessment is designed to check risk in women. If you're a man who is concerned about breast cancer, talk to your doctor about your risk.

Breast Cancer Assessment

Colorectal Health

According to the American Cancer Society, rates of colorectal cancer have increased in recent years in people younger than 50. Early detection is key to finding colorectal cancer early when it’s most treatable and hasn’t spread to other areas of the body.

Starting at age 45 for both men and women, screening is recommended for colorectal cancer with either a stool-based test or a visual exam like a colonoscopy. Based on your personal risk, your doctor will recommend a screening schedule to monitor your health.

Colorectal Assessment

Diabetes Prevention

About 10% of the U.S. population has diabetes, with the most common being type 2. Diabetes can worsen over time and causes serious complications, including kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, amputation, stroke and high blood pressure.

The key to lowering your risk of developing diabetes is through lifestyle changes. You can delay or prevent diabetes by:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Not smoking
  • Lowering your blood pressure

Diabetes Assessment

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Heart Health

Keeping your heart healthy is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Preventing heart disease reduces your risk of heart attack, stroke, aneurysm and peripheral artery disease.

Prevention starts with a healthy lifestyle:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Be physically active
  • Get enough sleep
  • Don’t smoke
  • See your doctor regularly

Heart Assessment

Knee & Hip Health

Experiencing pain or stiffness in your hips, knees, shoulders and joints can cause a big impact on your overall quality of life. There are a variety of factors that can affect your joint health, including:

  • Conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and osteoporosis
  • Lack of exercise
  • Past injury
  • Overuse of certain muscles, joints and bones
  • Your weight

If you have joint pain or stiffness, talk with your doctor. Treatments include lifestyle changes, medications, physical therapy and sometimes surgery.

Knee & Hip Assessment

Stroke Prevention

A stroke happens when the blood supply to your brain is blocked. According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Call 911 if you or someone else has signs of a stroke.

  • Face drooping
  • Arm weakness
  • Speech difficulty
  • Numbness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side
  • Confusion or trouble speaking

One of the most important ways to reduce your risk is to control your blood pressure. Check your blood pressure regularly, and ask your doctor what results are normal or may mean you need to take action.

Stroke Assessment

Tips from the Experts

No matter where you are in your health journey, we want to help you find the right move that fits your lifestyle. Even simple, small moves can help you be healthier, stay motivated and make lasting changes.

  • Daisy F. Lazrous, MD

    "You have a powerful tool in your hands – the capability to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 90 percent. Small steps make a huge difference. Get help to quit smoking, cut alcohol, maintain a healthy weight by eating right and most important – get moving! Start walking as much as you can."

    Daisy F. Lazrous, MD
    Cardiology

  • T Newsome, MD

    "Eat in moderation. I never say take all sweets out of your diet. If you’re eating sugary food every day, try to limit servings to just one or two times a week and see how that goes. In the long run, it improves your health a lot more than binge eating and can even help your mental health. You don’t have to eat things you don’t like to be healthy. You’re allowed to eat foods that you like."

    T Newsome, MD
    Internal Medicine
  • Ogechi Anyaoku, MD

    "Take small steps daily to transform your health and ultimately your life by adding more movement to your day and more color on your plate. This means walking a little more each day and incorporating more colorful fruits and vegetables at each meal."

    Ogechi Anyaoku, MD
    Internal Medicine


  • Marissa Leslie, MD

    "Laugh as much as possible, when appropriate. It’s a great stress reliever and is truly medicine. Take time to find the things that make you laugh, like stand-up comedy! We all need laughter in our lives."

    Marissa Leslie, MD
    Medical Director, Psychiatry
  • Trey Godwin, MD.

    "You have a powerful tool in your hands – the capability to reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke by 90 percent. Small steps make a huge difference. Get help to quit smoking, cut alcohol, maintain a healthy weight by eating right and most important – get moving! Start walking as much as you can."

    Trey Godwin, MD
    Physical Health and Rehabilitation
  • Jonathan Rhee, MD

    "Find a balance between work and family. Life is so hectic working day to day and taking time for your family and yourself is very important for your well-being."

    Jonathan Rhee, MD
    Urology