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Calendar of May health and wellness programs at Adventist Health Castle


Joint & Spine Center presentation: “Neck and Back Pain: Minimally Invasive Surgical Options”

Thurs., May 2, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Adventist Health Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center

Cost: FREE
Presenter: William Beringer, DO, neurosurgeon

Dr. Beringer will present on common spine disorders, including degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, spinal stenosis and spondylosis, and will discuss both non-surgical and surgical options to alleviate your neck or back pain. Learn about the latest in minimally invasive spine surgery, as well as artificial disc replacement.

To register, call 263-5220 or visit

In Sickness and In Health seminar: “Healthy Habits for Stroke Prevention”

Thur., May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Adventist Health Castle Auditorium

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Jason Viereck, MD, Director of Stroke and Neurological Restoration Center

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. What better time to discover what you can do to prevent stroke and heart attack, and learn what signs to watch for. Dr. Viereck also will discuss what to talk with your doctor about when it comes to your health and stroke prevention.

Healthy refreshments will be served.

To register, call 263-5050 or visit

Weight Loss Surgery

Wed., May 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Adventist Health Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center

Cost: FREE
Presenter: Steven Fowler, MD, bariatric surgeon

Come learn about Castle's Hawaii Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery program presented by bariatric surgeon Steven Fowler, M.D., and other members of the team including, a dietitian, nurse coordinator, and fitness and wellness specialist. This presentation would be particularly useful to individuals considering surgery for weight loss and metabolic disease such as diabetes.

To register, call 263-5176 or visit

Eat Well for Life cooking demonstration: “Superfood Recipes with All Foods Grown in Hawaii”

Thurs., May 23, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

Adventist Health Castle Wellness & Lifestyle Medicine Center Auditorium

Cost: $12/person; non-refundable

A guest cook from Homecooked with Love shares sweet and savory recipes featuring Hawaii-grown superfoods like olena (turmeric), moringa leaves, ginger, fresh coconut meat and others. Homecooked with Love is dedicated to educating our community about the benefits of sourcing foods locally and eating responsibly.

All classes are vegan and are demonstration-style. Generous samples and written recipes are provided. This is a group food demonstration and food allergies are not accommodated.

Class seating is limited, and payment and reservations are required at least one week in advance.To register, call 263-5050. For more information, visit


Relax and Rejuvenate with Licensed Therapeutic Massage

Adventist Health Castle locations in Kailua and Kaneohe

Standard rate: $1 per minute; $68 for 75 minutes

Massage therapy is an effective stress management tool that provides your body with the relaxation it needs to stay strong and healthy. Adventist Health Castle offers licensed massage therapist services in a relaxed setting. Gift cards available, too.

For appointments, call 263-5050.