Thursday, January 20, 2022
Story from a patient’s daughter “Last year, my 84 year old dad fell and sustained a spinal cord injury and wound up bedridden in a nursing home.  My siblings and I all live on the mainland and were going crazy trying to keep up with coordinating Dad’s appointments, interpreting the...
George Hobart, a resident of Port Hadlock Washington, has run medical marijuana cooperatives (and currently retail marijuana outlets) for four years in Port Hadlock and Port Townsend, WA. The father of one, George is a retired school teacher, professional rock and roll musician and a Vietnam era US Army...
A section of the University of Hawaii (Hilo) website describes the natural hazards of the Big Island. The discussion on VOG is of particular interest, and is certainly pertinent to Oahu readers this week, as we find our island shrouded in a thin gray mist that is our gift from Pele. Of the...
A 72 year old client asked me if he should get a screening PSA test.  The answer – it depends... Screening for cancer with the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test is a controversial topic. On the plus side of doing a PSA, a cancer may be detected earlier.  On...
Editor's Note: I first met Jim Mielke about 20 years ago at the East West Center in Honolulu. I had just washed ashore in Hawaii from San Francisco and Jim, a native of Buffalo, was finishing his doctorate in Public Health at the University of Hawaii. A former YMCA Volunteer in Samoa,...
Editor's Note: I went to see my dentist (Joanne Le, who runs the Akamail Dental Center in Honolulu) and the conversation turned to a subject that is quite new to dentistry and certainly new to me--the correlation between Oral Cancer and HPV. Suffice it to say, with the prevalence of...
by Christine Lawrence MD By now most people are familiar with the association of the tangle and plaques in the brain of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The plaques are a sticky protein, amyloid-B, that congregates on surfaces of brain tissue, and impedes neural communication. Plaque formation precedes the memory loss...