Thursday, January 08, 2009

Community Health Fair - Fri, Jan 9th, 12p-3p

Medical students have assembled health screenings and information from all over O'ahu to offer at this year's "Celebrate Health" Community Health Fair from 12-3 p.m. this Friday, January 9.

Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Hawai'i Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona have accepted invitations to speak as the health fair kicks off at 12 p.m., in the school's Medical Education Building Lobby.

New to the islands, food retailer WHOLE FOODS will offer nutritional samples, VITAMIN SHOPPE will have its experts on hand.

A blood drive will be held simultaneously. At the fair's self-help corner, you can receive free screenings for:
  • blood pressure
  • glucose
  • body mass index
  • flu shots
Other planned activities include featured motivational speaker, Dr. Terry Shintani, Associate Professor of Medicine at UH's medical school and author of "The Hawaii Diet," and "Eat More, Weigh Less Cookbook". Shintani is also a trained healer in Native Hawaiian medicine.

Specialists from the on campus "Wellness Center" will discuss treatments in complementary and alternative medicine which are offered to the public by appointment at the Center. Those services include acupuncture, massage therapy and ayuverdic (traditional Indian) medicine.

The "Celebrate Health" community health fair is open to everyone, and will run from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Friday January 9, at the John A. Burns School of Medicine.

Library computers will be unavailable for public use.

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