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UH Study: High-Quality Diet Can Reduce Internal Body Fat

A long-term healthy, high-quality diet can reduce the risk of cardiometabolic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or stroke according to a new University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center multiethnic cohort study. A high-quality diet includes a diet high in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes, with lean, low-fat protein sources plus, fat-free or low-fat dairy [...]

By | 2017-08-10T09:04:29+00:00 August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Preventing Crystal Meth Addition

By Uma Sivanathan Kaua‘i shows its beauty every day to each of us, such as this golden sunset at Kalapaki Beach. Sometimes we just need a friend or a relative to help us to see the beautiful and positive things right in front of us. Photo by Léo Azambuja Crystal meth, also known [...]

By | 2017-07-31T17:30:03+00:00 August 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s – Is it Our Future?

By Laurel Coleman, MD — Kaua‘i Medical Clinic Laurel Coleman, MD It is common knowledge that we are living longer than ever before. Advances in public health, surgery, vaccines and medications for chronic diseases have contributed to longer life expectancies for many people. Less discussed however is the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s Disease [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:29:30+00:00 July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Tropic Care Kaua‘i 2017 Medical Mission

By Tommy Noyes Residents of Kaua‘i will once again benefit from medical services provided at no charge during the Tropic Care Kaua‘i 2017 medical mission. This will be the fourth medical mission sent to Kaua‘i under the Innovative Readiness Training program. IRT is a Pentagon program. Medical professionals and logistical support personnel serving in the [...]

By | 2017-06-05T14:39:48+00:00 June 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Loving Our Keiki, Our Youth, Our Teens

By Uma Sivanathan In dealing with the challenges and stresses of daily life, we might be led to habits that are not healthy for us, our children and all those around us. Smoking cigarettes is one of those habits. There has been much education on the risks of smoking cigarettes. These risks include lung cancer, [...]

By | 2017-05-25T11:09:51+00:00 May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

A Healthy Dog (owner) is a Happy Dog (owner)

By Léo Azambuja My best friend Nina and I at my house. First of all, don’t try this at home. Try this outside of your home. Every day. Your best friend will appreciate it, and your body will also thank you. I’m talking about walking your dog. Or dogs, if you have three [...]

By | 2017-04-16T07:13:25+00:00 April 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Being Mindful of Our Brain: Preventing Mental Decline

By Uma Sivanathan The subject of maintaining brain health is of personal interest to me because my husband and I are 66 years old and my father had Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, and it often shows up after age 65, but can begin as early as age 45. It [...]

By | 2017-03-19T10:34:25+00:00 March 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Let’s Beat Diabetes

By Uma Sivanathan About 600,000 of our Hawaii residents are living with pre-diabetes or have Type 2 diabetes and the numbers are rapidly rising, according to the American Diabetes Association. In the last 10 years, this disease has increased 70 percent among people in their 30s. Type 2 diabetes used to occur primarily in adults [...]

By | 2017-02-13T18:25:44+00:00 February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

What’s in Your New Year’s Resolution?

By Léo Azambuja The four of us who tackled the Kalalau Trail last November, from left to right, Merra Howe, Chris D’Angelo, I and Halli Holmgren. Every New Year, it’s the same thing. My main resolution is to get fitter. It doesn’t really have much to do with looking better. Rather, I just [...]

By | 2017-01-08T17:51:23+00:00 January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Reaching Out to Your Hearts

By Uma Sivanathan Uma Sivanathan I am reaching out to your hearts with my message about the prevention of and the reversal of high blood pressure and how it is associated with heart disease and stroke. Here is the story of Dr. John McDougal, when he was a young rural physician in Hawai‘i [...]

By | 2016-12-12T15:26:30+00:00 December 12th, 2016|0 Comments