Get Fit For The New Year 2019!

Get Fit For The New Year 2019!

What’s Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution Hawaii?   Tips: The first ingredient to success is to set goals that are realistic and achievable. They must be not only humanly possible, but also logistically feasible. Does it fit in the schedule? How long is...
Saving Our Planet 2019

Saving Our Planet 2019

December 21, 2018Among the landmark issues affecting the health of the blue planet in 2019 is whether the fracking boom will be leveraged to develop sustainable energy resources for the long run. The trajectory of climate change depends on it. The ability of the...
Ballooning Cost Of Dementia Goes Beyond Dollars & Cents

Ballooning Cost Of Dementia Goes Beyond Dollars & Cents

If dementia were a country, it would be the world’s 21st-largest economy, ranking between Poland and Saudi Arabia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The global annual cost of care for 2010 was estimated to be $604 billion. About one-third of those...
Inaccurate Calorie Counting Will Keep The Pounds On

Inaccurate Calorie Counting Will Keep The Pounds On

  Accountants are sometimes disparagingly called “bean counters,” but the truth is that counting beans is much like counting money. Body weight is the result of calories consumed minus calories burned just as net income is revenue less expenses. The...
Curbing Obesity

Curbing Obesity

Ira Zunin, M.D., M.P.H. Medical Director of Manakai O Malama    While in Hong Kong, I once stood at a busy intersection waiting for the light. A Chinese woman walked up, peered into a cage of full of chickens and quickly pointed to one. The attendant reached in,...
Physician Burnout

Physician Burnout

Ira Zunin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A Medical Director of Manakai O Malama    In Sept of this year, a local medical association invited me to speak about the mounting problem of physician burnout, its causes and possible remedies. Hawaii is already struggling to solve a...