To Your Health
This list of health-related items is published Wednesdays. Send information to: To Your Health, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu 96802. Or fax to 523-8509. Or send e-mail to citydesk@starbulletin.com.

Wednesday, October 23, 1996



Free flu shots: The 'Ohana Physicians Group is offering free flu shots through Nov. 9 at its Kaneohe clinic in the Castle Professional Center, 46-001 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 110, and its Enchanted Lake clinic in the Enchanted Lake Shopping Center at 1070 Keolu Drive. The shots are available on a walk-in basis 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 247-7596 for the Kaneohe clinic, 263-2124 for Kailua.

Financial Stress Reduction: Marital and family counselor Demian Wood shares how to set financial goals and measure where the family income is going, 7 p.m. today, Castle Center for Health Promotion, Kaneohe. Free. Register at 235-8737.

Prostate health: Free talk about prostate problems and cancer, by Dr. Richard Tsou, 7 to 8:30 p.m. today, Kamehameha Auditorium, Queen's Medical Center. Free. Call 537-7117.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: St. Francis provides free mammograms through Friday to women over 40 who have not had a mammogram within the past two years; for an appointment, call 547-6410. Castle Medical Center has a 20-percent discount on mammograms.

Open house and health fair: Grand opening of Keala Ola, a rehabilitation department, 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow, Hale Nani Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 1677 Pensacola St. Call 537-3371.

Bone marrow recruitment: People ages 18 to 60 are asked to register as bone marrow donors, 4:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, Hale Aloha cafeteria, 2583 Dole St. A sample of blood is collected for tissue typing, and the donor is placed on the Hawaii and national registries; donors need only register once. Call 524-6619.

Learning Disabilities Association: Schofield Parent Support Group discusses IEP development, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, Peterson Child Development Center. Call Sharon at 438-9285.

Brain injury conference: Head injury and reintegration issues, Friday and Saturday, Ala Moana Hotel. Costs $50 general, $60 professionals. Call Ken Rice at 941-0372 or 423-7488. Sponsored by the Pacific Head Injury Association and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.

AIDS and adolescents: Ralph J. DiClemente, psychologist and professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an expert on HIV prevention programs, talks about HIV and AIDS in open classes 9 a.m. Friday and Nov. 1 at UH-Manoa's Biomedical Sciences B103.

DiClemente gives a free lecture on "HIV Prevention: Challenges and Pitfalls in the Design of HIV Risk Reduction Programs," 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room B103.

First Aid class: How to care for cuts, scrapes, burns and other injuries, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Queen's Medical Center. Costs $25. Call 537-7117.

Hawaii Parkinson Syndrome Organization: Helen Onoye describes the effects of high-tech brain surgery (pallidotomy) on her husband's disease, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Epiphany Church School. Call 247-1873 or 737-2800.

CPR classes: Heartsaver CPR, 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, St. Francis Medical Center. Costs $15. Call 547-6410.

Tourette syndrome: Parent support group, 6:30 p.m. Monday, City Hall Annex, Civil Service Conference Room. Call Martha Wacker at 396-0519.

Hawaii Lupus Foundation: Jeffrey Fong and Theresa Danao discuss research into the cures and causes of lupus, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Kuakini Medical Center's Hale Pulama Mau Auditorium. Free. Call 538-1522.

Macrobiotics: Free lecture by Stassen Wong, "How to see your health," 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, McCully-Moiliili Library auditorium. Call 836-5971.

Breast cancer update: Drs. Joan Kendall, Lois Mastrofrancesco and Mari Nakashizuka talk about controversies and the latest in prevention and treatment, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 30, Kamehameha Auditorium, Queen's Medical Center. Free. Register at 537-7117.

Discounted health screenings: Castle Medical Center observes Women's Health Month in September and National Breast Health Awareness Month in October with a 20 percent discount on mammography and osteoporosis screenings through November.

Early detection of breast cancer can be life-saving. And early detection may slow the development of osteoporosis, which weakens bones and deforms the spine. Call 263-5191.

Help with AIDS fund-raiser: The Hawaii Business Jaycees need young adults ages 21 to 39 to help plan a project to benefit children and adolescents who are HIV positive or have AIDS. Call Gail Caballes at 581-3034.

Family planning: Hawaii Department of Health offers confidential services that include pregnancy testing and counseling, examinations, checkups, information and birth control supplies. For a clinic near you, call 737-6311; on the Neighbor Islands, call ASK-2000.

Suicide/crisis: 521-4555

For help with other health, social or personal concerns, call ASK-2000 at 275-2000. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A counselor will refer you to the appropriate agency.




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