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.

Leading the fight

Lawai cancer survivor Uri Martos joined nearly 700 cancer patients, survivors and volunteers from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.

Push-ups: Try them and you will see

My wife, I’m sure, thinks I’m crazy. Every morning she wakes up, she finds me in the living room waving something called a Bodyblade that I picked up at the thrift store for a few bucks.

Benefits of The Ketogenic Diet

A ketogenic diet is one form of a very low carbohydrate diet. However, you need to cut almost all sources of sugar in order for your body to produce ketones for energy, instead of using glucose (sugar) for energy. You can look at ketones as a fourth macronutrient, along with protein, carbohydrate, and fat.

Registration opens for obstacle/trail run

Registration is open for the annual Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, a 5K and 10K obstacle trail run/walk. This fun family event is hosted by the non-profit Kauai North Shore Community Foundation, and is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 6.

Peace party in Hanapepe Sept. 21

A celebration of peace will take place in Hanapepe Sept. 21 to commemorate and continue the legacy of two local residents whose visions for peace left an indelible mark in the community.

Kauai Hospice volunteer training scheduled

Kauai Hospice will be holding a three-day training course in early October for those who are interested in providing emotional, physical, and spiritual comfort to patients in private homes and nursing facilities, and assistance for their families.

Peace celebration set for Sunday

The International Day of Peace was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001, and six years later, Hawaii became the first state to officially celebrate “World Peace Day.”