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Kaneohe Medical Clinic To Serve Homeless Travis K. Okimoto

Kaneohe Medical Clinic To Serve Homeless

A new three-year pilot clinic in Kaneohe offers basic medical care to unsheltered individuals.

Limited Training Options Worsen Hawaii’s Doctor Shortage Vina Cristobal

Limited Training Options Worsen Hawaii’s Doctor Shortage

Officials estimate the state needs 800 more physicians, but the training pipeline for future doctors would need to expand three-fold to begin filling the gap.

Naloxone Is Reversing Hundreds Of Potentially Fatal Drug Overdoses in Hawaii Courtesy of Pennsylvania Governor Governor Wolf

Naloxone Is Reversing Hundreds Of Potentially Fatal Drug Overdoses in Hawaii

A 2016 state law made it legal to carry the antidote if a friend, client or the drug users themselves were at risk of an overdose.

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist Natasha Ala

This Dental Care Program For Kids Doesn’t Require A Trip To The Dentist

A pilot teledentistry program on Maui and the Big Island is extending access to care in a state where one in four children have untreated tooth decay.

Head Start Preschool Program In Hawaii Gets Federal Boost Suevon Lee

Head Start Preschool Program In Hawaii Gets Federal Boost

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award nearly $10 million to three Hawaii nonprofits that operate the Head Start preschool program.

More Federal Dollars Are Flowing To Hawaii’s Rural Clinics Bud Muth

More Federal Dollars Are Flowing To Hawaii’s Rural Clinics

In just three years, nine more health clinics acquired Rural Health Clinic status from the federal government, allowing them to get higher reimbursement for Medicaid and Medicare patients.

Kauai Medical Clinic to Open Expanded Fourth Clinic

Kauai Medical Clinic to Open Expanded Fourth Clinic

Kauai Medical Clinic, an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, is expanding.

State Aims To Reduce Unnecessary ER Visits By Empowering Paramedics Cory Lum/Civil Beat

State Aims To Reduce Unnecessary ER Visits By Empowering Paramedics

Hawaii is creating a community paramedicine program that officials hope will mean fewer ambulance trips to hospitals.

UH Study: Condition Linked To Diabetes May Lower The Odds Of Alzheimer’s Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Study: Condition Linked To Diabetes May Lower The Odds Of Alzheimer’s

The study of elderly Japanese-Americans found that insulin resistance may actually have some benefits for older people.

South Maui Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Flicker.com

South Maui Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A Maui doctor pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of health care fraud, allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions and using false claims to collect money from insurers.

Report Provides Snapshot Of Life For New Mothers In Hawaii Pixabay

Report Provides Snapshot Of Life For New Mothers In Hawaii

The latest pregnancy risk assessment for the islands contains good and bad news about the health of new and future mothers in the Islands.

Higher Per-Capita Distribution of Pain Pills On Neighbor Islands Be.Futureproof/Flickr

Higher Per-Capita Distribution of Pain Pills On Neighbor Islands

A database highlights which manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies distributed the most prescription pain pills in the islands from 2006 to 2012.