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

Wednesday, November 27, 1996

Camp held for children with asthma

Young asthmatics ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Hawaii Asthma Camp Feb. 14 through 16 at Camp Kokokahi.

Campers will participate in typical camp activities such as swimming, group games, crafts and singing around the campfire, and will also attend special sessions that will help them learn to understand and start taking control of their asthmatic condition.Parents are included in an informational meeting and award ceremony on the last day.

There is a $60 fee for the camp, and scholarships are available. Space is limited to 40 campers.

For more information call the camp sponsor, the Young Buddhist Association, at 537-6954.

Holiday Stress Buster Expo: Presented with Kuakini Medical Center, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Pearlridge Center, Uptown court.

CPR for infants and children: Learn rescue and safety measures for children, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Queen's Medical Center. Costs $45. Call 537-7117.

Bone marrow drive: People ages 18 to 60 are asked to join the Hawaii and National Bone Marrow registries during a Ho'olaulea 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the SGI-USA Hawaii Cultural Center, 2729 Pali Highway. A small sample of blood is collected for tissue typing; the one-time registration is free. Call 524-6619.

Tai chi classes: Alex Dong teaches a Chinese exercise that improves flexibility and concentration, 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in December, Queen's Medical Center. Costs $35. Call 547-4780.

Therapy camp for children: Cerebral palsy patients ages 4 to 8 can apply for a two-week pilot camp in Honolulu, Monday through Dec. 13. The camp, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, will follow the holistic approach of Dr. Andras Peto of Hungary. Call the Conductive Education Center, 732-7717 or 734-1111.

Anxiety Education: 5 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 17, Queen's Medical Center. Call 547-4401.

Healing art: Joan Tully gives a free presentation on reiki, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Moiliili Community Center. Call 948-0287. Also 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

Exercise for cancer patients: Free half-hour class improves strength and flexibility, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 4-18, Queen's Medical Center. Call 547-4611.

Perinatal support group: For families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, therapeutic abortion, stillbirth or neonatal death, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Kapiolani Women's Center, Artesian Plaza. Next meetings 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Call 973-3042.

Resolve: Psychologist Carol Wood speaks on "Coping with the holidays when you're yearning for a child," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Room 626. Free. Call 528-8559.

"Heart Disease and Stroke": Nurse Shari Chun talks about your risks and how to improve chances for survival, 6 p.m. Dec. 5, Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Room 301. Free series with Kuakini Medical Center. Register at 945-7633.

Self I-Dentity Through Ho'oponopono: Free introduction to ancient Hawaiian process for releasing stress, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6, Tokai University, Room 810. Call 261-9861.

Macrobiotics Hawaii: Demonstration and sampling of healing foods, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Paki Hale. Free. Call 528-2661.


Suicide/crisis: 521-4555

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

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