Adventist Health Center (Pôrto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, BR)

(Centro Adventista de Saúde). A health center that was officially opened in 1989 and is connected with the Penfigo Adventist Hospital. It is located in the city of Pôrto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, in south Brazil. On September 14, 1987, the hospital conducted a How to Stop Smoking in Five Days program. The live-in participants took part in such daily activities as exercises, walks, hydrotherapy and physiotherapy, lectures, and group dynamics. The success of this program led to the development of a new wing of the hospital in which nine beds were consigned to patients developing new lifestyles. This center is dedicated to reeducation in eating habits, weight control, diabetes control, stress management, and recovery from smoking and alcoholism. It operates uninterruptedly with no vacancie...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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