Adventist Health Castle | Windward Health | Winter 2020
WINTER 2020 WINDWARD HEALTH is published quarterly as a community service for the friends and patrons of ADVENTIST HEALTH CASTLE, 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734, telephone: 263-5163 , website: adventisthealthcastle.org . Kathryn Raethel President Jasmin Rodriguez Director of Marketing & Communications Helene Waihee Editor Information in WINDWARD HEALTH comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. 2020 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. How to find us Call us: 263-5500 To KAILUA To KANEOHE To PALI TUNNELS KAILUA RD KALANIANAOLE HWY PALI HWY KAMEHAMEHA HWY Adventist Health Castle N Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Medical Plaza & Wellness Center 83 61 72 Visit us at adventisthealthcastle.org Email us: Visit adventisthealthcastle.org , and click on “Contact Us.” We’d be happy to hear from you! • Send us a comment. • Request an AH Castle brochure. • Request a physician directory. Write or visit us: Adventist Health Castle, 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734-4498 If you wish to be removed from this mailing list and no longer wish to receive Windward Health , please write to the Marketing Department at 640 Ulukahiki St., Kailua, HI 96734 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Facebook “f”Logo CMYK / .ai Find us on Facebook and YouTube: Adventist Health Castle Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Honolulu, HI Permit No. 985 640 Ulukahiki St. Kailua, HI 96734 Jan. 16 (‘Ohana Room) Lifestyle and Integrative Medicine—a paradigm shift in health care James Campbell, PA It is time to reset our thinking and behav- iors so that being healthy is our default. Learn how unhealthy lifestyle choices have contributed to the rapidly increasing mani- festation of preventable chronic illnesses. James is director of Lifestyle Medicine and the Brain Health and Wellness Center at Hawai‘i Pacific Neuroscience. Feb. 13 Lifestyle Changes for Heart Health Jamalah Munir, MD, FACC Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, and it can take years to develop. Learn from interventional cardiologist Dr. Munir what you can do to prevent heart disease and take charge of your health. March 12 Optimizing Oral Health with Simple Lifestyle Changes Russell Kim, DDS Oral health is often overlooked when you are considering your overall health. Learn from Dr. Kim the links between poor oral health and heart disease, diabetes and other conditions, and find out what you can do about it. Dr. Kim has had a family dentistry practice in Kaneohe for the past 27 years, and he made Honolulu Magazine ’s list of Hawai‘i’s Best Dentists for 2020. BY SAMANTHA ZURO, WELLNESS & LIFESTYLE MEDICINE CENTER “If you can see, taste or smell it, it’s probably not good for your lungs,” warns Takkin Lo, MD, MPH, about the heated liquid in e-cigarettes and vaping products. A pulmonologist at Adventist Health Castle, Dr. Lo is used to seeing lungs damaged and diseased from chronic cigarette smoking. With vaping, he says, lung injuries are acute—beginning weeks or even days after starting to vape. Two years ago, Dr. Lo treated his first case of lung damage tied to vaping. Within recent months, Dr. Lo has cared for four more, three of whom were youth. They arrived with coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and weight loss. The outbreak of vaping-associated lung injury is a serious public health concern nationwide. As of November 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 2,172 cases from 49 states, Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories—with 42 deaths. Hawai‘i’s particular risk Hawai‘i has double the national average in youth vaping. While only 4.7% of adults report vaping, 26% of public high school students do, with numbers up to 34% on neighboring islands. “We must recognize that this vaping outbreak is affecting a precious population on the island,” says Dr. Lo. “By allowing this to continue, we are cutting their lives short.” A timely response The Hawai‘i State Department of Health recommends that: • If you use e-cigarettes or vaping products, stop immediately. If you don’t, don’t start. • If you choose to continue using vaping devices, do not use off- market products. • Children and youth should never use e-cigarettes and vaping devices. • If you are experiencing symptoms of lung injury, see a health care provider immediately. • If you are using vaping devices to kick a cigarette habit, do not return to smoking cigarettes. In Sickness & In Health Youth vaping: What you need to know Info If you need help to quit or cut down, contact the Live Well Tobacco Free Program at Adventist Health Castle for free support at 263-5050 or adventisthealth.org/castle/ health-and-wellness/wellness-center . Or call the Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW ( 1-800-784-8669 ). Second Thursday monthly, 6 to 7 p.m., Castle Wellness Center Auditorium (unless otherwise indicated). To register, call 263-5050 . Free seminars provide expert health and wellness education from leading health care profes- sionals. Healthy refreshments will be served.
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