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Join Us for Diabetes Support Group – First Tuesday of the Month at 4 pm

Click on the image to enlarge. Where: Hilo Medical Center, 1190 Waianuenue Avenue, Learning Center on the Second Floor Why: To Gather and Support Individuals Living with Diabetes and Their Caregivers When: 4:00-5:00 pm, Every First Tuesday of the Month Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes Urinating often Being thirsty more often than usual Being hungry more often than usual Being tired more often than usual Irritability Blurry vision Wounds that won’t heal Numb or tingling hands or feet For more information, contact Colleen Talich BSN, MBA, Certified Diabetes Educator, email: ctalich@hhsc.org or call

“People at Hilo Medical Center have been working hard to make this place so good.”

CLICK ON THE AD TO ENLARGE.  “So many people asked me if I was going to Oahu for my care,” said Mary Espejo who had two surgeries less than a month apart. “Why would I want to go to Oahu? People at Hilo Medical Center have been working hard to make this place so good.” “There has been a huge shift in attitude at our hospital that has made a whole lot of difference,” says Mary Espejo. “I felt like everyone

UPCOMING EVENTS ON RAT LUNGWORM DISEASE

Wednesday, September 12: 4:00-6:00 pm: Join us for the Rat Lungworm Support Group featuring Dr. Kristin Rajala, Director of Behavioral Health at the Hawaii Island Family Health Center and Behavioral Science Faculty at the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency. The support group meets at the Keaau Community Center, 16-186 Pili Mua Street in Keaau. For more information, contact Elena Cabatu at (808) 932-3160 or ecabatu@hhsc.org. Wednesday, October 10: 8:00 am-noon: Healthcare providers, RLW survivors and caregivers are invited to hear members

Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii Donates Blankets to Keiki

Mahalo to the Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii for donating 30 blankets to our Pediatric/Surgical Unit to keep our keiki nice and warm during their hospital stay. Thanks to Audrey Kagawa and her fellow members, they produced many more blankets at the recent district convention in Kona. All of the blankets produced have been distributed them throughout our community. Hilo Medical Center thanks the Kiwanis for thinking of our youngest patients.

Celebrating a Precious Life!

For the last few years, Charlene has celebrated the passing of her beloved son Calsey by knitting and donating baby beanies to our OB unit. This year she made 15 handcrafted beanies – each one taking 4 hours to make. See Char’s video explaining the reason she decided to honor her son this way by clicking here.

See the Progress of Participants in Hui Pono, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program at Hilo Medical Center

Hilo Medical Center is documenting the progress of Ken Goodenow and Dawn Pung in their journey to reverse their cardiac disease through Dr. Dean Ornish scientifically proven program consisting of exercise, nutrition, stress management and group support. For more information about Hui Pono, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program at Hilo Medical Center, call 932-3455. Ken Goodenow — click on the images to see the full text: Dawn Pung — click on the image to see the full text: