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Eleni Gill

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

Public health students are taught about traditional practices in order to provide more effective health care in Native Hawaiian and other underserved communities.

Wanted: 2,000 Workers to Fill Health Care Jobs In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wanted: 2,000 Workers to Fill Health Care Jobs In Hawaii

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s first workforce assessment found vacancies at health care facilities for a wide variety of jobs from medical assistants to phlebotomists.

Health Department Sets New School Vaccination Requirements Pan American Health Organization

Health Department Sets New School Vaccination Requirements

By the time the 2020 school year starts preschoolers, kindergarteners and seventh graders must receive an expanded set of vaccinations to prevent diseases and infections.

Online Quiz Estimates Risk For Opioid Dependence

Online Quiz Estimates Risk For Opioid Dependence

The free questionnaire from the Hawaii Opioid Initiative is part of a state opioid awareness campaign.

Breastfeeding Advocates Hope To Expand Milk Donations Mother's Milk LLC

Breastfeeding Advocates Hope To Expand Milk Donations

Hawaii hasn’t had a human milk bank for mothers and infants in need since the 1980s.

Waikiki Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Cater To Tourists Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Waikiki Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Cater To Tourists

The latest medical cannabis retail facility is located in Waikiki and passed its final onsite inspection this month.

Clinics Worry New Immigration Rules Are Pushing Patients To Avoid The Doctor Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Clinics Worry New Immigration Rules Are Pushing Patients To Avoid The Doctor

An upcoming Trump administration policy would deny green cards to people who use public benefits like Medicaid. Local health care clinics are feeling the ripple effect.

Identity Theft Grows Under Guise Of Genetic Testing Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Identity Theft Grows Under Guise Of Genetic Testing

The Hawaii Executive Office on Aging published a warning about genetic testing fraud, which targets Medicare beneficiaries across the nation.

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.