Flu fight

Looking down the barrel of the 2018-19 flu season, and in the wake of the worst flu season on record, health officials are reminding everyone to get a shot.

Mumps outbreak declared over

The Hawaii Department of Health has declared the end of the statewide mumps outbreak. The outbreak began in March 2017 with two clusters of cases involving nine individuals on Oahu, and climbed steadily to 900 cases within a year. In total, 1,009 people with mumps were identified during the statewide outbreak.

Food plan and prep key to better health

Four hours of preplanned food preparation per week can change your life. OK, so this sounds a little too good or may not even make sense, right? Maybe, but doing a few hours a week to plan, cook and prepare a healthy set of meals can and will be healthier for you than eating poor nutrition choices on the fly.

Up and down, just beautiful

In a recent chat with my friend and recent Ironman World Championship finisher Lisa Ledesma, I learned two things — one good, one bad.

When aging, take steps to prevent sarcopenia

Getting old seems like a distant concern for people under 40. If over forty, the aging process starts to register a little bit more and over 50, many aspects of the aging process become a glaring reality.

Fibromyalgia — what it is, and how can you heal it

Do you have joint pain, sleep disturbance, depression, inability to think clearly, chronic fatigue or chronic pain in your muscles and ligaments? Most of us feel some of this at least once an a while, some of us maybe feel it more regularly.

Dental plan includes Kauai

AlohaCare and ‘Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. company, announced they will offer basic adult dental care coverage through each company’s expanded Medicaid offering beginning Jan. 1.

​Medicinal teas can keep you feeling sharp

We are sneaking up on colder weather and the cold and flu season. One of your best options, if you’re feeling off or run down, is medicinal teas. There are so many teas to choose from that cover various wellness aspects, it makes tea one of the very best alternative health drinks.