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Health Fair checkup just what doctors ordered

Organizers of the 19th annual Early Signs Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Life Care Center of Hilo are gearing up for an exciting event.

Honorary Chairman Dr. Kevin Kurohara and Life Care Center of Hilo and Executive Director Mark Mann have secured an impressive lineup of service providers, agencies and individual practitioners who will be on hand to provide free services to the public.

Among them are Dr. Brian Sugai, appearing for his 16th year of offering foot screens, Dr. Chris Igawa and Dr. Patsy Fujimoto, oral screens, Dr. Dean Guida, chiropractic screens, and Project Vision Hawaii, retinal screens.

Last year, participants reported learning new things about their health and body. Clinical Laboratories provided free cholesterol checks for 150 participants and gave participants a written report of their results. They provided education on cholesterol and encouraged asking questions.

Also scheduled:

• KTA, bone density checks.

• Hui Malama Ola Na Oiwi along with Hawaii Community College nursing students, blood sugar checks.

• University of Hawaii nursing program, blood pressure checks.

• PharMerica and Longs Drugs, medication reviews.

And back by popular demand, Dr. Gary Johnson, in-house geriatric physician at Life Care Center of Hilo, will offer a “What’s Up Doc?” booth, one of numerous health stations on tap.

Life Care Center of Hilo is located at 944 W. Kawailani St.

For more information or to schedule cholesterol or memory checks, call 959-9151.


Information booths

Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, Services For Seniors, Big Island Nutrition Council, Overeaters Anonymous, Hawaii Island Adult Care, Legal Aid, doTerra, Kyani, Hawaii County Office of Aging, American Heart Association, Sage Plus, HIV Foundation, Hospice, Senior Medicare Patrol, Overeaters Anonymous, Longs Pharmacy, Howard Rhinehart, Legal Shield, United Health Care, Ohana Health, HMSA, Eye Care Hawaii, Klein Natural Health and Wellness Center, Hawaii Island Adult Care and Hilo Hearing Aid Center.


• 9 a.m., Dr. Curtis Lee, “Kidney Health”

• 9:30 a.m., Dr. William Herrera, “Parkinson’s”

• 10 a.m., Dr. Rodney Ono, “Diabetes”

• 10:30 a.m., Dr. Joshua Pierce, “Surgery Questions”

• 11 a.m., Dr. Lynda Dolan, “End of Life”

• 11:30 a.m., Dr. Ian Kawamoto, “The Aging Eye”

• Noon, Dr. Kevin Kurohara on “Alzheimer’s and Dementia”

• 12:30 p.m., Dr. Aaron Morita on “Arthritis”

• 1 p.m., Dr. Sarah Howard, “Health Maintenance”

• 1:30 p.m., Dr. Gina Salcedo, “Hypertension”

Activity demonstrations

• 9:15 a.m., hula

• 9:45 a.m., folk dancing

• 10:15 a.m. ballroom dancing

• 10:45 a.m. rhythm and life

• 11:15 a.m. Zumba

• 11:45 a.m. tai chi

• 12:15 p.m. Japanese dancing

• 12:45 p.m. belly dancing

• 1:15 p.m. karate


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