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Downtown Honolulu Starts Steppin' Toward Better Health

Downtown Honolulu Starts Steppin' Toward Better Health

Over 700 participants, many from nearby offices, took part in Kaiser Permanente’s “Start Steppin’” lunchtime walk and health fair at Tamarind Park today. The downtown Honolulu event celebrated its 10th anniversary of promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles by welcoming its largest crowd of walkers yet with activities, prizes and rewards for participation. The walk is designed to encourage people to “Start Steppin’’ by finding 30 minutes out of their day to enjoy walking in the fresh air.

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

NLF Charities Sponsors Free Seminar for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

In observance of September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children is hosting “Passport to Healthy Living,” a free seminar to navigate and learn healthy lifestyle habits from cancer treatment through survivorship.

 

Workshop topics include: coping with cancer, fertility and banking, healing and relaxation as well as nutrition tips on and off therapy. Patients and caregivers will have an opportunity to speak with doctors on any questions they have and get information and tips on everything from schooling and education to staying active and physically fit throughout treatment.

 

When: The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Where: Kapi‘olani Women’s Center, located at 1907 South Beretania Street on the ground floor.

 

2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit to Focus on Restoring Ancestral Abundance

2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit to Focus on Restoring Ancestral Abundance

The second annual North Shore Food Summit will be held Thursday, September 11th and Friday September 12th, 2014 at Waimea Valley and Turtle Bay Resort. 

Participants and speakers, from a cross-section of the food system industry, will build upon last year’s success by focusing on the goal of restoring ancestral abundance. The increased understanding of sustainable ancient food systems and an ever increasing desire for a more food secure future will help this community movement grow even stronger.

Who:              2nd Annual North Shore Food Summit

When:            Day 1: Thursday, September 11, 2014 (Field trip day and dinner), Waimea Valley

Five New Physicians Join Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii today announced the addition of five new physicians to locations on Oahu and Maui. They join more than 500 care providers within the state’s largest medical group, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), which provides comprehensive care to Kaiser Permanente’s 230,000-plus members in Hawaii.

Marcus Iwane, MD, an internist, joins the Nanaikeola Clinic in Waianae. Patrick Kenny, DO, joins the gastroenterology department at Mapunapuna Medical Office. Christopher Lum, MD, joins the Honolulu Medical Center as a specialist in ophthalmology. Ear, Nose and Throat (otolaryngology) specialist S.R. Newman, MD, joins the Wailuku Medical Office in Maui. Pediatrician Aimee Yeap, MD, will practice at Nanaikeloa Clinic and Kapolei Clinic.

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

HAWAII CHEF ACTION NETWORK TO EMPOWER CHEFS FOR SAFER FOOD SYSTEM

Chef Ed Kenny, Hawaii Center for Food Safety & Chef Action Network Collaborate to Build New Chef Network

Michel Nischan, internationally renowned chef and leader in the sustainable food movement, is joining local celebrity chef, Ed Kenney, to launch the Hawaii Chef Action Network (HI-CAN) at the North Shore Food Summit on September 11 and 12.

 

A collaboration among Kenney, Hawaii Center for Food Safety (HCFS) and the Chef Action Network, HI-CAN will inform, equip and empower chefs to build a healthier, cleaner and safer local food system in Hawaii.

 

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

Hawai‘i Pacific Health presents “Women’s Way to Health” free community health event

“Women’s Way to Health” is a free community health event featuring Hawai‘i Pacific Health physicians and community specialists who will discuss various women’s health topics, including incontinence, osteoporosis, fall prevention, diabetes and the aging brain.

WHEN:
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE:
Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom
410 Atkinson Drive, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

The program is also available via video conference at Pali Momi Medical Center in ‘Aiea and at Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kaua‘i.

COST:
Free

REGISTRATION:         
Register online at www.hawaiipacifichealth.org/womensway

Medical Grants Available for Children in Hawaii

HONOLULU – The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan or TRICARE.

Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant with a lifetime maximum of $10,000 per child to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.