• congregations
  • The Association was organized on two levels: the local branches attached to Lutheran congregations, and the national level, which consisted only of a board of directors that met four times a year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Such health events may be portal events for congregations, introducing members of the church to problems they may not have been aware of in their community, pointing to new and interesting programming possibilities, and suggesting new or broader ministries to their membership and/or communities. (jknirp.com)
  • Such events may serve to sensitize congregations to largely unspoken health concerns that are not adequately addressed by existing systems. (jknirp.com)
  • America
  • The roots of Lutheran Brotherhood go back to the founding convention of the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America when Jacob Preus, the state insurance commissioner of Minnesota, proposed launching a not-for-profit aid society. (wikipedia.org)
  • That month the Luther Union entered into negotiations with Lutheran Brotherhood of America of Des Moines, Iowa. (wikipedia.org)
  • When the country opened her door to western missionaries different Lutheran Missions from Europe and America could come and started evangelistic work in different parts of the country. (lausanne.org)
  • The United Presbyterian Church of America commenced work at Sayo, West Wallaga in 1918. (lausanne.org)
  • This practice was still performed commonly and consistently, even as recently as the early 1970s in America, and is still received orally in many churches and countries presently. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2002
  • Thrivent Financial was officially formed on January 1, 2002, with the merger of Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) and Lutheran Brotherhood (LB), which had been established in 1902 and 1917 respectively. (wikipedia.org)
  • doctrine
  • Those who favored the society prevailed by arguing that the new aid society would prevent Norwegian Lutherans from joining unacceptable secret beneficial societies or "lodges" which was forbidden by conservative Lutheran doctrine. (wikipedia.org)
  • These two cultural factors competing in the region (questioning authority and an intense focus on doctrine) may explain how the larger part of the population (including the Parlement) was staunchly Roman Catholic, but the Reformed Church members were able to make quick inroads there. (wikipedia.org)
  • 19th
  • In the late 19th and early 20th century, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod forbade its members to join fraternal societies because these required initiation rites and secret oaths. (wikipedia.org)
  • In religious affairs, he sought to adapt the Dutch Reformed Church to challenges posed by the loss of state financial aid and by increasing religious pluralism in the wake of splits that the church had undergone in the 19th century, rising Dutch nationalism, and the Arminian religious revivals of his day which denied predestination. (wikipedia.org)
  • recognize
  • Jay Shah, M.D., a cardiologist and Medical Director of the Heart Valve Center for Porter Health Care System, said that while the new guidelines may seem scary for people who previously thought they were healthy, they represent an opportunity for Americans to recognize the signs of unhealthy blood pressure sooner. (valpolife.com)
  • We recognize it to be a part of their tradition," Bishop says, "but that doesn't mean we incorporate it into our theology or belief system. (ucc.org)
  • The hospitals of Community Healthcare System, in partnership with Gift of Hope and the Indiana Lions Eye Bank, will recognize the gift of organ, eye and tissue donation with events and activities at its three area hospitals: Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. (nwindianalife.com)
  • ethnic
  • The Kavango people, also known as the vaKavango, are a Bantu ethnic group that resides on the Namibian side of the Namibian-Angolan border[citation needed] along the Kavango River. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result of recent immigration there are now also considerable groups of ethnic Russians, Estonians and Somalis in the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cultural diversity among the ethnic groups makes it complex to present a general context of spiritual warfare. (lausanne.org)
  • Catholic
  • Others, such as the Catholic Church, do not use this term for the rite, but instead mean by it the act of partaking of the consecrated elements: they speak of receiving Holy Communion even outside of the rite, and of participating in the rite without receiving Holy Communion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the Catholic Church, therefore, his "body, blood, soul and divinity" in the form of the consecrated host are adored. (wikipedia.org)
  • Receiving on the tongue is still the official norm of the Catholic Church, while receiving in the hand [via the Memoriale Domini indult] is, in English-speaking countries, the practical norm. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some historians, such as Edgar Sanderson, believe that the inroads that the later Reformed Church of France made in the region during the 16th and 17th centuries can be traced to a general questioning of Roman Catholic authority by the people in this region, an attitude that made Catharism so difficult to exterminate. (wikipedia.org)
  • A strange sign of the success for the Reformed Church was when on September 10, 1538 Toulouse's Catholic Inquisitor of the Faith, Louis Rochette, was strangled and burned at the stake for embracing Protestantism. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • ON June 5, 2017, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin announced that the VA's electronic medical recordkeeping will be subsumed into the Department of Defense's Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) system, with the work contracted out to Cerner. (wikipedia.org)
  • believe
  • Lutherans believe the true body and blood of Christ are really present "in, with, and under" the forms of the bread and wine (sacramental union or, by some, consubstantiation). (wikipedia.org)
  • Later in the 17th century, Moses Amyraut and several others (Amyraldists) proposed a system called hypothetical universalism, which taught that in God's decree for Christ to be a sufficient atonement for all sin, his intention was to save all on condition that they believe. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bishop
  • The first bishop of the Ethiopian Church Frumentius (Abba Salama Kassate Berhan) was ordained by Athanasius the patriarch of Alexandria and sent back to Ethiopia where he had stayed earlier as the secretary of the king. (lausanne.org)
  • Dale Bishop, Executive Minister for the UCC's Wider Church Ministries, says that many in the church would not join the scholars in conferring special salvation status upon Jews in God's economy. (ucc.org)
  • communion
  • The term "Communion" is derived from Latin communio ("sharing in common"), which translates Greek κοινωνία (koinōnía) in 1 Corinthians 10:16: The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? (wikipedia.org)
  • body
  • Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Blood is circulated around the body through blood vessels by the pumping action of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • In animals with lungs, arterial blood carries oxygen from inhaled air to the tissues of the body, and venous blood carries carbon dioxide, a waste product of metabolism produced by cells, from the tissues to the lungs to be exhaled. (wikipedia.org)
  • The combined surface area of all red blood cells of the human body would be roughly 2,000 times as great as the body's exterior surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are at the same time body and blood, bread and wine. (wikipedia.org)
  • Both the Eastern Orthodox Churches and the Oriental Orthodox Churches, such as the Coptic Church, insist "on the reality of the change from bread and wine into the body and the blood of Christ at the consecration of the elements", although they have "never attempted to explain the manner of the change", thus rejecting philosophical terms to describe it. (wikipedia.org)
  • The teaching of the Eastern Orthodox Church is that, "after the soul leaves the body, it journeys to the abode of the dead (Hades). (wikipedia.org)
  • hospitals
  • UPMC then began to form a network of affiliated specialty and community hospitals in 1994 termed the Tri-State Health System and established a for-profit health insurance division, UPMC Health Plan, which contracted with these hospitals. (wikipedia.org)
  • VA hospitals using VistA are one of only thirteen hospital systems that have achieved the qualifications for HIMSS stage 7, the highest level of electronic health record integration, while a non-VA hospital using VistA is one of only 42 US hospitals that has achieved HIMSS stage 6. (wikipedia.org)
  • Each Community Healthcare System hospital will fly the Donate Life flag for the entire month of April and will host a pinwheel display on site in recognition of each donor from the three hospitals during 2016. (nwindianalife.com)
  • Community Healthcare System hospitals had a total of seven organ donors in 2016. (nwindianalife.com)
  • The hospitals of Community Healthcare System also offer expectant parents an opportunity to donate their babies' amniotic fluid, umbilical cord, umbilical cord blood and placenta following birth. (nwindianalife.com)
  • To learn more about Community Healthcare System, its hospitals, physicians and services, visit comhs.org . (nwindianalife.com)
  • similar
  • The AAL was particular about it locals not being called "lodges" because that was too similar to the nomenclature of oath-bound, ritualistic groups such as the Freemasons or the Oddfellows. (wikipedia.org)
  • physicians
  • Over 65% of all physicians trained in the U.S. rotate through the VHA, making VISTA the most familiar EHR in the U.S. The VistA system is highly rated by physicians, receiving the highest overall score in Medscape surveys of over 15,000 physicians in 2014 and again in 2016, receiving particularly high marks for connectivity and utility as a clinical tool. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • High blood pressure is known as the "silent killer" because often there are no symptoms. (valpolife.com)
  • The most significant is a graphical user interface for clinicians known as the Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), which was released in 1997. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Masai, the best known group, are nomadic livestock keepers. (ediplomat.com)
  • society
  • In 1902 the founders of the society recruited the 500 applicants necessary to receive a charter from the State of Wisconsin for their group. (wikipedia.org)
  • We are an aging church, in an aging society. (issuu.com)
  • terms
  • In terms of anatomy and histology, blood is considered a specialized form of connective tissue, given its origin in the bones and the presence of potential molecular fibers in the form of fibrinogen. (wikipedia.org)
  • bread
  • The Methodist Church similarly holds that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist "through the elements of bread and wine", but maintains that how He is present is a Holy Mystery. (wikipedia.org)
  • 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Panera Bread Company Restaurant, 8108 Abercorn St. This a group of individuals who have a strong desire to help raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and who are there to support families going through this illness. (savannahnow.com)
  • allow
  • The system is "designed to allow Israel to control every aspect of Palestinian life in the occupied territories while lowering Israel's military profile in order to give the impression to the outside world that what Palestinians refer to as 'occupation' is merely proper administration, and that Israel has a 'duty' to defend itself and the status quo," Halper says. (christiancentury.org)
  • open
  • The VA currently runs a majority of VistA systems on the proprietary InterSystems Caché version of MUMPS, but an open source MUMPS database engine, called GT.M, for Linux and Unix computers has also been developed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The group is free and open to all who have had cancer and their loved ones. (savannahnow.com)
  • and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church Annex, Open Arms Resource Center, 1897 Highland Ave., Largo. (tampabay.com)
  • time
  • Like most fraternal benefit societies of the time, the AAL operated on the actuarially unsound graded assessment system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health-related events, such as use of the church facilities for blood donor drives or health fairs, are by definition limited-time events rather than on-going programs and therefore require less structure, staffing and budget to accomplish. (jknirp.com)
  • Center
  • and (3) Falk Clinic, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Child Guidance Center, Salk Hall, and Central Blood Bank. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ethiopian Orthodox church claims to have been established in Ethiopia from the beginning of the fourth century, with its first center in what is now the province of Tigray in the northern part of Ethiopia. (lausanne.org)
  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 at 301 Hospital Drive. (dailypress.com)
  • 5-6 p.m. every fourth Thursday, second floor of the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion, 5353 Reynolds St. The group will meet in the conference center for their monthly meeting. (savannahnow.com)
  • support
  • The AAL was headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin The AAL was also involved philanthropically, giving money to scholarships, support for educational institutions and training for church workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United Church of Christ, despite general support for the sentiment expressed, UCC voices take issue with certain specifics. (ucc.org)
  • 6-7 p.m. Jan. 6, Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute, 4700 Waters Ave. This monthly support group is available to individuals with breast cancer and their loved ones to discuss and share their experiences about their cancer. (savannahnow.com)
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Summit Cancer Care office, 4700 Waters Ave. This educational and support group is for individuals with blood related cancers and their loved ones. (savannahnow.com)
  • religious
  • This case study is part of my thesis submitted to 'The Norwegian Lutheran School of Theology' as partial fulfillment for Degree Master of Philosophy in Religious studies last spring. (lausanne.org)
  • people
  • While about 14 percent more people will be diagnosed with high blood pressure and counseled about lifestyle changes, there will only be a small increase in those who will be prescribed medication. (valpolife.com)
  • Recognizing that many people will need two or more types of medications to control their blood pressure, and that people may take their pills more consistently if multiple medications are combined into a single pill. (valpolife.com)
  • Frequently, the autoantibodies in the blood are negative and many people have only minor intestinal changes with normal villi. (wikipedia.org)
  • different
  • The red blood cells (together with endothelial vessel cells and other cells) are also marked by glycoproteins that define the different blood types. (wikipedia.org)
  • importantly
  • Applying these guidelines will result in improved blood pressure management for our region, and most importantly, a dramatic improvement in cardiovascular health and quality of life," Shah said. (valpolife.com)
  • Union
  • This union was effected in 1892, and the Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland (Reformed Churches in the Netherlands) was formed. (wikipedia.org)
  • 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Union Street United Methodist Church, Choir Room, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. (tampabay.com)
  • country
  • He established the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands, which upon its foundation became the second largest Reformed denomination in the country behind the state-supported Dutch Reformed Church. (wikipedia.org)
  • made
  • Diagnosis is typically made by a combination of blood antibody tests and intestinal biopsies, helped by specific genetic testing. (wikipedia.org)
  • majority
  • It shows that a majority of churches are ministering to their communities by providing health care ministries. (jknirp.com)
  • pressure
  • The American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines this month that are sure to re-categorize many Hoosiers into the danger zone for hypertension. (valpolife.com)
  • Recent landmark clinical trials have informed these new guidelines and will offer clinicians a comprehensive, up-to-date and focused resource on how best to address elevated blood pressure and hypertension when treating their patients," he said. (valpolife.com)
  • In the first update to comprehensive U.S. guidelines on blood pressure detection and treatment since 2003, the category of prehypertension is eliminated. (valpolife.com)
  • Identifying socioeconomic status and psychosocial stress as risk factors for high blood pressure that should be considered in a patient's plan of care. (valpolife.com)
  • They highlight how simple lifestyle changes focused on dietary modifications and exercise can make a profound impact on reducing blood pressure and the development of associated health effects," Shah said. (valpolife.com)
  • Dietary changes and physical activity can be the first step in prevention and reduction of high blood pressure. (valpolife.com)
  • Your health care provider should check your blood pressure at every visit. (valpolife.com)
  • Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • elements
  • These blood cells (which are also called corpuscles or "formed elements") consist of erythrocytes (red blood cells, RBCs), leukocytes (white blood cells), and thrombocytes (platelets). (wikipedia.org)
  • Blood circulation: Red = oxygenated, blue = deoxygenated Illustration depicting formed elements of blood Two tubes of EDTA-anticoagulated blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Case
  • To confirm a suspected case, blood sample testing with polymerase chain reaction is required. (wikipedia.org)
  • often
  • Throughout history, a number of groups have been accused of desecrating the Eucharist, often with grave consequences due to the spiritual importance of the consecrated host. (wikipedia.org)
  • month
  • Each month the group focuses on a specific topic related to these types of illnesses and improving quality of life. (savannahnow.com)
  • 10:30-noon every first Monday of the month, Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. (savannahnow.com)
  • several
  • The average adult has a blood volume of roughly 5 litres (11 US pt), which is composed of plasma and several kinds of cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • VistA supports both ambulatory and inpatient care, and includes several significant enhancements to the original DHCP system. (wikipedia.org)
  • drive
  • 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage United Methodist Church, Room 11, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. (tampabay.com)
  • program
  • The Association was also had its own family health program, and sponsored blood drives and family health workshops. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initially called the Decentralized Hospital Computer Program (DHCP) information system, DHCP was enshrined as a recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for best use of Information Technology in Medicine in 1995. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • It lasted about four years - one of the longest in Icelandic history - and gave birth to Surtsey, the 15th island in the group. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over the years, the system has been so successful in their efforts to facilitate donation because of a close working relationship with Gift of Hope and the Indiana Lions Eye Bank," explained Lacera. (nwindianalife.com)