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| | Jul 18 2017 - 12:40am | Comments

HB 607 (Act 102) became law this month, appropriating $600,000 to the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program. The goal of the program is to assist qualified caregivers in obtaining care for their care recipients while remaining in the workforce, provided certain criteria are met.

  1. | Posted: Jul 25 2017 - 12:35am

    My focus is always to give you current medical information that has some laughter attached. So try this one … Warning: Do not shampoo your hair in the shower as the shampoo runs down your body when you are rinsing off your hair. I am so happy to give you a health warning that is useful to us all. I should have figured this one out a long time ago but now is good. When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning: For extra body and volume. No wonder I have been gaining weight! I got rid of that shampoo and now I shower with dishwashing soap. Its label reads: Dissolves fat that is otherwise difficult to remove. Problem solved! So if I don’t answer the phone, I’ll be in the shower!

  2. | Posted: Jul 21 2017 - 12:30am

    Did you know you could consume 100 fewer calories every day without even thinking about it? According to Dr. Brian Wansink and other scientists at Cornell University’s Food and Brand Lab, the setup of your kitchen greatly impacts what and how much you eat.

  3. | Posted: Jul 18 2017 - 12:40am

    HB 607 (Act 102) became law this month, appropriating $600,000 to the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program. The goal of the program is to assist qualified caregivers in obtaining care for their care recipients while remaining in the workforce, provided certain criteria are met.

  4. | Posted: Jul 18 2017 - 12:35am

    Another happy day that I am able to send some laughter your way. So, for those of you not quite awake, I will start with some fun one-liners … Ready? Are you certain you are awake?

  5. | Posted: Jul 14 2017 - 12:30am

    When I made the choice to move to Waimea in 2001, I was full of enthusiasm about the dream of opening an adult day care center. I was single, in my late 20s, and focused on this new chapter that revolved completely around my career. I accepted that living in a small town on an island way out in the Pacific was likely eliminating my chances of having friends in close proximity who truly understood me, let alone a husband, in order to pursue my dream.

  6. | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:42am

    Aloha everyone.

  7. | Posted: Jul 11 2017 - 12:40am

    Hope you all (y’all) had a wonderful 4th holiday and were able to see some over-the-ocean fireworks! Next holiday is Labor Day in early September, so you have plenty of “down time.” I was reminded early this morning that I don’t get “holiday” so best I get started with da “Ha-Ha’s!’

  8. | Posted: Jul 4 2017 - 12:35am

    Aloha and Happy Fourth … also know as Independence Day. Hope you plan to celebrate! Every year I remind myself of favorite songs that celebrate our country. So, if you don’t remember the words, just Google the following: “Star Spangle Banner,” “God Bless America” and my favorite, “This Is My Country!” Then hang your flags and enjoy the fireworks, barbecue and friends. We’re having a Red Nose Party!

  9. | Posted: Jun 30 2017 - 12:30am

    Most of us have grown up hearing that we need to eat five servings of fruits and veggies a day. More than eight countries and the World Health Organization have had campaigns on this five-a-day public health topic.

  10. | Posted: Jun 27 2017 - 12:40am

    Aloha friends, welcome to the Dr. Patch Laughter column! Yep, that’s my new Dr. Patch Shay hat, and you will be amazed that it was indeed a gift from THE Dr. Patch Adams. I met Patch about 30 years ago at a medical conference in Boston, and we “hit it off immediately” as the old saying goes. He is an amazing, incredible, gifted human with a heart beyond imagination. He goes all over the world with his free medical clinics, mostly to very medically underserved areas. I have been able to attend only once but, oh wow, what an experience. I am blessed by his friendship and we continue to stay in touch. So that’s the new photo. Hope you like it!

  11. | Posted: Jun 23 2017 - 12:30am

    For decades, astronomers searched for the lower size limit for stars. How much mass does an object need to have before it can create its own energy — the hallmark of being a star? Astronomers Trent Dupuy from the University of Texas Austin and Michael Liu from the University of Hawaii used the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, W. M. Keck Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope for a decade to answer that very question.

  12. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:45am

    Continuing education beyond high school can help an individual secure local employment and increase their wages. This article highlights two recent initiatives regarding workforce and continued education in West Hawaii.

  13. | Posted: Jun 20 2017 - 12:40am

    Let’s get started with none other than a “make fun of our ‘leader’!” If you turn Donald Duck upside down, you’ll get the other Donald! I’m certain you all know this: the most efficient way to reduce gas emissions is by shutting up Congress. Lot’s of luck! So, while you are thinking about a way to do that, let’s have some real laughter!

  14. | Posted: Jun 16 2017 - 12:30am

    Residents living in the original Blue Zones areas share common lifestyle habits, or what we call the Power 9. Eating wisely is one of them.

  15. | Posted: Jun 13 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha everyone.