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, August 27, 1997

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome: "Journey With Pain: Creative Strategies For Coping With Chronic Pain," by Ron Barozzi, 6:30 p.m. today, Honolulu Kaiser's Fourth Floor Conference Room, corner of King and Pensacola. Information, 955-7144.

Make-overs/lecture: Brittany Ellenbogen will speak about the psycho-social impact of living with serious skin imperfections tomorrow, 10 a.m.-noon, JCPenney's, Ala Moana; and 2-4 p.m., Sears, Windward Mall. Photo opportunities and interviews available. Call 1-212-221-1713.

Huntington Disease: Support group meets, 7:30-9 p.m. tomorrow, Queen's Medical Center. Information at 537-7633.

International Life Support Inc.: Heartsaver/Healthcare Provider Recertification CPR class, 5-9 p.m. tomorrow, 99-840 Iwa Iwa St. Call 487-4900. Fee.

International Life Support Inc.: Heartsaver/Healthcare Provider CPR class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, 99-840 Iwa Iwa St. Call 487-4900. Fee.

Health fair: Free screenings, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, St. Anthony's Parish cafeteria. Health insurance not required. All tests confidential. Information, 845-9955.

International Life Support Inc.: Combination first aid/Heartsaver and Healthcare Provider CPR class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday, 99-840 Iwa Iwa St. Call 487-4900. Fee.

Queen's Medical Center: CPR for infants and children class, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $45. Reservations and pre-payment required. Call 537-7117.

Aloha TRIO Hawaii (Transplant Recipients International Organization): Monthly meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Paki Hale, across from Kapiolani Park, on Paki Avenue. Free. Call 261-1625.

"Ask the Doctor": Linda Soll will speak on "From Fast Food to Fine Fare--How to Translate Menu Choices Into Healthy Dining," 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thomas Square Center, Room 210. Call 522-4478.

"Ask the Doctor": "Fact or Fiction? The Influence of TV on Children" by Lynn Yanagihara, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 4, Thomas Square Center, Room 210. Call 522-4478.


Cancer patients classes: 11 a.m.-noon, Friday, Queen's Medical Center. Classes are designed to improve strength, endurance and flexibility. Call 547-4660.

Fifty-Plus Fitness Association: Scenic ocean and Diamond Head trail walk/run, 8 a.m. every second Saturday of the month, Kapiolani Park Bandstand. Wear good running or walking shoes. The course will be approximately 4 miles long, lasting one hour. Location may change. Call 536-4006.

Fitness Walking Program: Laura Stern leads a group in warm-ups, a 50-minute walk through Waimea Valley and a cool-down exercise, 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. First session is free. Annual pass is $40 ($70 per couple), includes park admission. Call 638-8511.

"People With Arthritis Can Exercise": New exercise program, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, through June 26, Castle Center for Health Promotion, 46-001 Kamehameha Highway. Cost: $25. Register at 235-8737. Information at 235-3636.

Simplified Tai Chi Chuan: Francis Pang teaches classes for adults, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Dining Room. Costs $70 for 10 sessions. Call Carol at 566-3522.

Tai chi classes: Practice the Chinese art of meditation with movement with Alex Dong, 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Kekela Gym. Costs $35. Register at 547-4780.

Tempo class: Exercise to the sounds of the "Big Band" era, 9;15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Castle Medical Center. Monthly fee: $32. Call 235-8737.

WalkAway Club: Monthly meetings at Magic Island for Honolulu residents, Windward Mall for Windward residents and Neal Blaisdell Park for Leeward residents, 7-8:30 a.m. Sundays. Meetings for Kauai, Kona and Hilo residents are also available. Annual dues: $5-$10 (includes walking logs, fitness tips and maps). Register at 948-6398.

Walk West: Free fitness program presented by St. Francis-West and the American Heart Association, 7:30 a.m. Saturdays at West Loch Shoreline Park. Call 678-7262.


Free diabetes screening: People under 45 who have a relative with Type 1 diabetes are eligible for a free screening, part of a six-year study sponsored by the National Institute of Health. Your blood will be tested for antibodies linked with an elevated risk for developing diabetes. People found to be at risk may participate in the Diabetes Prevention Trial, which explores whether diabetes can be delayed or prevented. Call 531-6886.


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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