Part of wearing a mask is washing a mask: Here’s the best way

By DonaJayne Potts Now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended wearing face masks in public to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s important to know how to properly wash, disinfect and handle reusable cloth masks.

Kenya's Kendu Adventist Hospital is first SDA laboratory in Africa to be ISO certified

Last month, Kenya's Kendu Adventist Hospital became the first Seventh-day Adventist laboratory in Africa to receive accreditation by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a certified Medical Testing Laboratory. Established in 1925, Kendu Adventist Hospital (KAH) is a rural 170-bed hospital with specialty care in physical therapy, radiology and surgery and houses a comprehensive care center, dental clinic and medical school. 

Taiwan Adventist Hospital hosts COVID-19 response virtual seminar

Taiwan Adventist Hospital hosted a COVID-19 virtual seminar for Adventist healthcare professionals in Taiwan and the United States. The May 6 seminar included the following topics: Taiwan's epidemic prevention policies Countermeasures implemented in response to COVID-19 The half-day seminar concluded with a question and answer session moderated by the hospital's vice president for Medical Affairs, ENT Department director and the director general of the Department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Adventist Clinic in Kiev, Ukraine to host mental health seminar via Zoom in response to COVID-19

By Angelia Adventist Clinic Staff Here at Angelia Adventist Clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, we are continuing to provide services for our patients and helping the community by providing our neighbors with personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, gloves and antiseptics. In addition, we offer COVID-19 express testing for free, which takes approximately 30 minutes. We are delighted to see that tests are coming back negative — happiness happens!

Coronavirus and reusable grocery bags: use them or pitch them?

By DonaJayne Potts Supermarkets across the United States are asking shoppers to leave their reusable grocery bags at the door amid the coronavirus outbreak. But does discontinuing the use of these bags actually reduce risk? Ryan Sinclair, PhD, MPH, associate professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health says his research confirms that reusable grocery bags, when not properly disinfected, are carriers for both bacteria, including E. coli, and viruses — norovirus and coronavirus. 

Oak Glen Fellowship, March 14: Rebuilding Haiti - 10 years after the earthquake

Join Dr. Richard and Judy Hart at their home in beautiful Oak Glen on the second Saturday morning of each month, from October through May, for Oak Glen Fellowship.  The next meeting will take place March 14 at 10:30 a.m., when Haiti Adventist Hospital orthopedic surgeon Scott Nelson, MD, along with Jere Chrispens, and Loma Linda University School of Medicine classes of 2010 and 2018 discuss "Students, Faculty and Faith Take on the Impossible."

Dispelling myths: what we know about COVID-19

By DonaJayne Potts - February 27, 2020 As Americans prepare for the wider spread of the newly named coronavirus disease, COVID-19, Loma Linda University Health, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California, hosted an event to examine the science behind COVID-19, its affect on local communities and what individuals can do to prepare for and prevent its spread.