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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 31, 2002

Health Calendar

Advertiser Staff


"Walks in the Park," led by members of the Hawai'i Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and sponsored by "Exercise Honolulu," 8-9 a.m. each Sunday through Feb. 17. For site locations and more information, call 536-6988 or visit www.exercisehonolulu.com/

Free health screening for uninsured or underinsured women ages 50-64, includes mammogram, Pap smear, breast and pelvic exam, by appointment only at St. Francis Medical Center. Call for additional qualifying guidelines and more information: 547-6798.


"Dioxins: the Dangerous Chemical in Your Food," Dr. Edward K. Fujomoto discusses how to avoid dioxin, a "Healing Foods Forum," 7-8 p.m., Castle Medical Center Auditorium, Kailua; free. 263-5400.


"PubMed and Medlineplus for consumers," lecture and demonstration teaches basic skills for searching the Internet for health information, 9:30 a.m., Hawai'i Medical Library, 1221 Punchbowl St.; free. Reservations required: 536-9302, ext. 127.

"Diabetes and Cholesterol," seminar led by Dr. Jon Ruckle, 9:30 a.m., Radiant Research Honolulu, 401 Kamakee St.; free. 441-6327.

"Getting Your Essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids" and "Delicious Ways to Include Flaxseed in your diet," a class and cooking demonstration led by Vesanto Melina, 2 p.m., Down to Earth Lifestyle Center; free. Register in advance: 949-0298.

"Ease Into Ashtanga Yoga," four-session introductory class, 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2-23, or 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6-27, Yoga Hawaii; $48 for four classes. 739-9642.

"Fine Tuning Your Diet," presentation on eating to maximize the health benefits of a vegetarian diet by Vesanto Melina, 7 p.m., McCoy Pavilion, Ala Moana Beach Park; free. 944-8344.


Blood Pressure checks offered during American Heart Month, between 1-4 p.m., each Tuesday, Feb. 5-26, at The Honolulu Medical Group, free. 537-2211, ext. 581.


"Achieve Optimal Health through the 'Wellness' Model," information on health breakthroughs, 12:30 p.m., Island Family Chiropractic; free. 596-0599.

"The Science and art of Meditation," four-session class on meditation techniques, 6-7:30 p.m., each Wednesday, Feb. 6-27, at Kaiser Honolulu Clinic; $39 for members, $43 for nonmembers. 432-2270.


"Complete Life Course," two three-session workshops on "Care of the Dying" (Sundays, Feb. 3-17) and "Care of the Bereaved" (Sundays, March 3-17), presented by Ana Zir of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Kaimuki Christian Church. Both workshops are free. Registration required by today. 735-1771 (days), 377-8517 (evenings).

Send announcements to: Health Calendar, Island Life, Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Fax: 525-8055. E-mail: islandlife@honoluluadvertiser.com or fax 525-8055.