April 23, 2018

What is Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease?

~ As Appeared in the April 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a common viral infection that usually infects babies and children younger than five years old although it can occur […]
March 28, 2018

What Should I do if I’m Having a Stroke?

~ As Appeared in the March 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: The most common symptoms of a stroke include facial drooping, sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or legs — especially […]
February 23, 2018

Isn’t stress natural?

~ As Appeared in the February 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: As the nation reels from another school shooting, it is no wonder that people are feeling stressed. The combination of fear, some […]
February 23, 2018

What should I do about the flu?

~ As Appeared in the January 2018 Issue of North Shore News ~ A. Influeza is sweeping through the nation, and Hawaii is no different. If you have not had your flu shot, get one immediately. […]
January 10, 2018

Is Holiday Weight Gain a Myth or Reality?

~ As Appeared in the December 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: Reality! While the average calories consumed per person per average day is between 2,000 to 2,500, Americans consume more than 4,500 calories […]
January 10, 2018

What is Pink Eye?

~ As Appeared in the November 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ A: Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is remarkably common in Hawai‘i. It is caused by inflammation in the conjunctiva, the white part of the […]
September 26, 2017

Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous?

~ As Appeared in the September 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ Q: Is Sleep Apnea Dangerous? A: It can be if it’s left untreated. You may have heard that Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars […]
August 30, 2017

Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?

~ As Appeared in the August 2017 Issue of North Shore News ~ Q: Why do I Need a Colonoscopy? The reason for a colonoscopy is to detect colon cancer and treat it as early as possible. […]