(Filed April 20, 2012) Members of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s clinical MD faculty have been taking part in public drives this month aimed at reducing crippling head injuries among moped, motorcycle and bicycle riders. Part of the effort includes drawings to give away free helmets. Last week, The Queen’s Medical Center and others presented such an event, at the University of Hawai`i athletic complex. On April 22, at the “I Love Kailua” event on Windward O’ahu, Castle Medical Center is leading the charge.
“From the Hawai`i-Pacific neuroscience perspective, concusion is one of the most common neurological disorder we see at our center,” said Dr. Kore Liow, JABSOM Clinical Professor of Neurology with the Hawai`i Pacific Neuroscience Center. “Yet many of these can be prevented with simple things like a helmet. We are thrilled and honored to partner with Castle Medical Center to make our community a safer place by giving away free bike helmets to our keiki.”
Here, courtesy of Castle Medical Center, is the rundown for the events:
Free Bike Helmet & Fittings for Children
(While Supplies Last)
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robert Sloan, MD Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
David Kaminskas, MD Neurology
Drawing for Children’s Bicycle, 2 p.m.
(All children who are fitted for helmets will be eligible for the drawing; must be present to win.)
Drawing for Adult Bike Helmet & iPod Shuffle (3 Packages)
12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
(Enter to win at each CMC area—the more screenings and areas you visit, the better your chances to win! Tickets will be ineligible after each drawing.)
Meet with our Physicians: Ask A Doctor Booth
11- 1 p.m.
Emese Somogyi, MD Palliative Care, Gerontology, Internal Medicine
Jean-Paul Clark, MD & Li-Duen Clark, MD Obstetrics/Gynecology,Fertility Specialists
1 – 3 p.m.
Lawrence Derbes, MD Cardiology
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lawerence Derbes, MD Cardiology
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Steven Lum, MD Dermatology
Skin Cancer Screening
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Stuart Lerner, MD Family Practice
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Philip Hellreich, MD Dermatology
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robert Lareaux, DPM Podiatry
Vision Screening (WOW Van)
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
George Nardin, MD
Additional Free Screenings & Information
Wheel of Health Game
Blood Pressure Screening
Surgical Weight Loss Institute
Joint Care Center
Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine
Carbon Monoxide Testing
Cycling for Health
Eat Healthy, Eat Local
(The cool helmet shown is courtesy of saferwholesale.com)