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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 18, 2001

The Left Lane
How to handle taking multiple medications

If you're taking medication for your heart, should you also be taking an herbal remedy for another problem?

If you don't know, you can find out during "Managing Your Medications Week" in Hawai'i that begins with an educational seminar Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i on South Beretania Street. To register, call 948-5260.

Next week pharmacists throughout the Islands are offering free 20-minute sessions to those who call, with advice on potentially adverse reactions between prescribed medications and over-the-counter supplements.

To find a participating pharmacist near you, go to www.hmsa.com and click on "Are you managing your medications properly?"

— Beverly Creamer, Advertiser staff writer

Why not work out while raising money?

Try out the likes of "Hip Hop Aerobics" and "Salsarobics" for a great cause on Oct. 27 at the Honolulu Club as hundreds of people exercise together to raise money for the City of Hopes' fight against cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Registration for the annual "Workout for Hope" starts at 9 a.m. By 10:30 a.m. the workout will kick off on the Honolulu Club rooftop, with Kari Anderson of Seattle's Pro Robics leading a half-hour warm-up and low-impact session. Pepper Von of Step 1 Sacramento Dance & Fitness will also lead sessions, and so will Hawai'i instructors Tahia Hall, Jodi Melton and Kahala Mahioka.

There's still time to sign up pledges for the three-hour fitness session that supports City of Hope patient care and research that has benefited Hawai'i patients, including Chris Pablo, Didi Ah Yo and Danette Hiura.

— Advertiser staff

Jordan Kremnitzer of Joe Cool skylights showed his "all natural light" at the new products show last year.

Advertiser library photo • October 2000

Fun, food, freebies at products show

Free food may be the ultimate come-on in Hawai'i, and where better to put the bite on it than at the 37th Annual Food and New Products Show? The show runs today through Sunday at the Neal Blaisdell Center Arena & Exhibition Hall in Honolulu.

In addition to free snacks, cookies and chip & dips samples, there's a $1,000 Grocery Giveaway, cooking demos, live entertainment, culinary advice from Island chefs and more than 400 exhibit booths featuring household gizmos, home improvement products, demonstrations, sports cards and memorabilia.

There's even an Xtreme Fun Rental Arcade. And Saturday, between 3 and 4 p.m., visitors are invited to be a part of the taping of Sam Choy's Kitchen.

Times are 5 to 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. Kids under 6 are free. For information, call 596-8286.

— Will Hoover, Advertiser staff writer