Civil Beat Staff

Eleni Gill

Report: Hawaii’s Doctor Exodus Grew In 2019 Deborah Manog Dimaya

Report: Hawaii’s Doctor Exodus Grew In 2019

Physician supply in Hawaii still lags behind demand, especially on neighbor islands.

Six Hawaii Companies Cited For Air Pollution Violations Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Six Hawaii Companies Cited For Air Pollution Violations

Six Hawaii companies — half of which are electric companies — were fined for violating emission standards.

2 Illegal Care Homes Fined By State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Illegal Care Homes Fined By State

The violation is the third the state health department has issued this year.

A Last-Minute Rush To Get Hawaii Residents Signed Up For Health Insurance Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Last-Minute Rush To Get Hawaii Residents Signed Up For Health Insurance

After website glitches prohibited some from accessing the online insurance marketplace, the deadline to enroll was extended by 36 hours.

Congress Set To Raise Tobacco And E-Cig Age To 21 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Congress Set To Raise Tobacco And E-Cig Age To 21

Bipartisan legislation to raise the smoking and vaping age was folded into a year-end congressional spending bill that the president is expected to sign.

Schatz Calls On White House To Address Meth Use Courtesy: Kauai County

Schatz Calls On White House To Address Meth Use

The U.S. senator points out Hawaii’s rising meth-related death rate in a letter to the Trump administration.

DOH: Hawaii Needs To Remain On Guard Against Measles Kuʻu Kauanoe/ Civil Beat

DOH: Hawaii Needs To Remain On Guard Against Measles

Hawaii is unlikely to see a measles outbreak at the scale of what Samoa has experienced, but its location in the Pacific heightens the risk for imported cases.

Cyber Attack Halts Radiation Treatment By Oahu Cancer Center Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Cyber Attack Halts Radiation Treatment By Oahu Cancer Center

Cyber attacks like those suffered by the Cancer Center of Hawaii in November have grown in frequency against medical providers in the state and nationwide.

2 Wells With Contaminants Still Meet Safe Drinking Standards, DOH Says Cory Lum/Civil Beat

2 Wells With Contaminants Still Meet Safe Drinking Standards, DOH Says

Trace amounts of organic chemicals that were found in drinking water during routine testing on Maui and the Big Island are related to former pineapple and sugar cane production.

Lawmaker Wants Hawaii To Cap Prescription Drug Prices Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Lawmaker Wants Hawaii To Cap Prescription Drug Prices

The House Health Committee chairman plans to introduce legislation modeled after a new Maryland law that creates a prescription drug price monitoring board.

Mental Health Services On Hawaii Campuses Lag Far Behind Demand Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mental Health Services On Hawaii Campuses Lag Far Behind Demand

At UH Manoa, students can wait as long as two months to sit down with a therapist.

Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Sexually Transmitted Infections On The Rise In Hawaii

But programs for getting screened and tested for STIs on the neighbor islands are scarce and sometimes expensive.