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

Thursday, December 12, 1996

New service line: St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii introduces an Access Line for people interested in community service programs. Callers can learn about physician referrals, health classes and workshops, services for seniors, home or hospice care, treatment for addiction and other programs by calling 547-6887.

"Patches of Memory": St. Francis Medical Center provides materials for people to create a name patch in memory of someone lost to AIDS. Volunteers at the center, St. Francis-West and St. Francis Hospice will sew the patches into three name quilts for World AIDS Day 1997. Packets with instructions, background material and swatches are free. Call 547-6231.

"Eating with Conscience": Howard Lyman, president of the Humane Society of the United States, talks about food production, mad cow disease and practices for a healthier future, 7 p.m. today, Castle Center for Health Promotion, Kaneohe. Free. Reserve at 235-8737.

Bio-Magnetic Touch Healing: Free presentation, 7 p.m. today, 3705 Waialae Ave., Suite 200. Call 737-2114 or 737-0005.

Hawaii Parkinson Syndrome Organization: Christmas party with Santa, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Epiphany Church School. Call 247-1873 or 737-2800.

Perinatal support group: For families grieving a baby's death, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Kapiolani Women's Center, Artesian Plaza. Next meeting 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Call 973-3042.

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

Gamblers Anonymous: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Harris Memorial Church. Call 595-8838.

Caregiver support group: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, Pikake Room, Castle Medical Center. Call Sue Pignataro at 247-2828 or Paulette Sumida at 266-2238.

Windward Stroke Club: 10 a.m. Dec. 18, Castle Medical Center. Call 235-8737.

Diabetes class: Diet, exercise, medication and coping with diabetes, 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 18, St. Francis Medical Center-West. Costs $30; includes a family member. Call 678-7262.

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Support group, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Honolulu Kaiser's fourth-floor conference room. Call Ray at 955-7144.

Oahu Alliance for the Mentally Ill: "Surviving the Holidays," 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Richards Street YWCA. Caring and Sharing time, 6:30 p.m. Call Fran Smith at 734-2778.

Leukemia Society: Families and patients with leukemia and its related cancers meet at the American Cancer Society office on the third Tuesday of each month. Call 263-0328.


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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