Celebrating a new year of good health

January 8th, 2009  |  by  |  Published in Events  |  1 Comment

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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 healthfairjabsom@gmail.com.

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  1. Jlstriker says:

    March 15th, 2011at 11:23 pm(#)

    To be able to experience and live life to the fullest, we must be healthy!It is so good to know how people started their new year with an introduction to healthy living.If we always look after our health,then there would be no reason to deprive ourselves with all the enjoyment life has to offer.

    Being healthy not only means that we eat good foods.We must be healthy physically,mentally,socially and emotionally.If we apply those,everybody would live in perfect harmony.

    According to Mr.James Rick aka Mr.Full Potential,”Perspective determines how people see themselves in relation to the world. (Self image, world image)
    ,how resources like time, energy, knowledge and money are used and determines what you will do with your life in the next hour, day, week, month and beyond.We all have hidden skills and we do need to have deep understanding about ourselves before we get our full potential.Life is temporary. Your existence – at least on Earth, has a beginning and an end. This fact urges you to be efficient about how you use time.And that what leads you to be productive.Thus,in everything we do,we must see to it we give our full potential by practicing a healthy way of living. ENJOY LIFE!!!!