Students of the John A. Burns School of Medicine have assembled health screenings and information from all over Oʻahu to offer at this year’s “Celebrate Health” Community Health Fair from 12-3 p.m. this Friday, January 9.
“People are frequently motivated to improve their health as a new year approaches. But along with motivation, you need accurate, reliable health information,” said medical student and organizer Brad Kamitaki. “That’s our goal: to help people start the year off healthfully.”
Among the fair’s offerings are free screenings for blood pressure, glucose and body mass index, nutritional samples, flu shots, a yoga demonstration, door prizes, food, entertainment and more.
Specialists from the on-campus Wellness Center will discuss treatments in complementary and alternative medicine, including acupuncture, massage therapy and ayurvedic (traditional Indian) medicine.
Dr. Terry Shintani, associate professor of medicine, Hawaiian healer and author of “The Hawaii Diet,” and the “Eat More, Weigh Less Cookbook” is the featured motivational speaker. Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann and Hawai’i Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona will be on hand to help kick-off the event.
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’s Medical Education Building Lobby, 651 Ilalo Street. For more information, download the event flyer (PDF) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.