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...
Future of US Healthcare Highly Uncertain

Future of US Healthcare Highly Uncertain

Wealth of Health, Money Section Honolulu Star AdvertiserSaturday, October 6, 2018 business@staradvertiser.com dsegal@staradvertiser.com dbutts@staradvertiser.com Future of US Healthcare Highly Uncertain   The road ahead for US healthcare remains highly uncertain....
Integrity Diffusion

Integrity Diffusion

Ira Zunin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A Medical director of Manakai O Malama Today’s society has an abundance of quality professionals you can trust. They are well trained, highly experienced, caring and good at what they do, capable people upon whom you can rely … with one...