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Blue Zones Project — North Hawaii

| | Sep 15 2017 - 12:25am | Comments

Blue Zones Project in West Hawaii officially launched Aug. 26 with a community event at Kona Commons in the old Sports Authority location, drawing a crowd of more than 1,500 people. This distinction completes the countywide effort to make healthy choices easier in all of Hawaii Island.

  1. | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:45am

    Aloha everyone, I wanted to give you a brief update of some happenings in our county.

  2. | Posted: Nov 13 2017 - 12:40am

    Supportive family members often step in to help when an older adult needs family planning and coordination. Care recipients inevitably find themselves exposed through physical care, financial matters and oftentimes legal issues. Considering how personal these life aspects are to each of us, how would it go over if a well-intentioned loved one came into your life right now and started questioning when you last had a bowel movement, how much money you have in investments, or whether your home is the right place for you? Although these questions are often necessary, it can be difficult for someone to give full disclosure of their life without any discomfort or conflicts of interest.

  3. | Posted: Nov 6 2017 - 12:45am

    Very early last Thursday morning I received a call from an unfamiliar number, but the area code was from where my parents live, so I picked up. The social worker on the other end of the line said my stepdad was in the ICU, needing lifesaving measures and my mother was missing. Having been made power of attorney if they were to become incapacitated, I approved dad to be put on a ventilator and contacted the sheriff to check on my mom at home, where they found her semi-conscious, and transported her to the hospital. They both had double pneumonia after a bout with the flu. Their oxygen levels were so low they were unable to realize how sick they were until it was dire.

  4. | Posted: Nov 6 2017 - 12:40am

    Hope you are having a great day! If not, keep reading and I promise things will change!

  5. | Posted: Oct 30 2017 - 3:59am

    Big news rocked the universe earlier this month when astronomers announced the detection and study of the collision of two neutron stars. Telescopes in Hawaii and the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy played key roles in the discovery. Let’s take a look at why the news excited astronomers.

  6. | Posted: Oct 30 2017 - 3:58am

    Sometimes being a doctor is not only dangerous, but not fun! Let’s start with an experience I had last week. A neighbor called me and said, “Doc Shay, I have a serious question.” Of course I said, “How can I help you?” She then said with a bit of panic in her voice, “Well, remember a couple months ago I had a headache and you said it was OK to take a couple aspirin. Then about a month after that I call you with a backache and you said it would be OK to take a couple aspirin. Then I saw you after that awful tennis game and I had a stiff neck and shoulder pain. So, again you said I could take two aspirin. Well, listen now because I am so worried! This morning I almost ran over a kid crossing the street and I slammed on my brakes, sending my body against the steering wheel. Afterward I had a headache, back pain, stiff neck and shoulder pain. So, I took two aspirin for each symptom all at once, a total of eight. Was that OK?” I told her she would probably have an upset stomach and the best thing would be for her to empty her stomach. She then said, “Oh I forgot to tell you that I threw up all the aspirin about 15 minutes after I took them.” Yep folks, for some people the elevator does not go to the top floor!

  7. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 12:35am

    October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence. I believe it matters to all of us to understand the impacts to individuals, families and communities. The psychological harm of abuse is costly and can be deadly to innocent victims.

  8. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 12:30am

    1) Unplug

  9. | Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 12:25am

    I don’t think any of you would argue with the fact that men and women behave very differently. Here is a great example …

  10. | Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 12:27am

    I’ve always thought it would be fun to go through the fairy tales of our childhood and attempt to diagnose the key characters. With all of that huffing and puffing, it seems certain that the big bad wolf had some sort of lung issue, and for the purposes of this article, let’s call it asthma.

  11. | Posted: Oct 16 2017 - 12:25am

    Happy Day, my friends and readers. Today all political jokes will be hidden. Sooooo, how many can you find?

  12. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 12:40am

    Aloha Everyone,

  13. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 12:35am

    As my oldest son would claim, this first joke is for all the computer nerds in your community. My classic response to him, ”Yep … takes one to know one!” So, let’s get going …

  14. | Posted: Oct 4 2017 - 5:08pm

    I recently overheard the relatives of someone I know throwing out all sorts of “should” and “ought-to’s” regarding the family member who provides around-the-clock care for their parent. I had not seen these individuals involved in their parent’s care in any way for the past year, yet they felt entitled to judge the sibling who’s been struggling physically, emotionally and financially to do right by their loved one. It took every bit of restraint to hold my tongue, as their endless judgment and condescension toward their sibling did nothing to help the situation.

  15. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 12:25am

    This is kinda kalohe (naughty), but anything political is in the last paragraph … sure way to get you to read the entire column! This first quote, from David Brent, could almost be political, so here goes! “If you can’t keep your head when all those around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven’t understood the seriousness of the present situation!”