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Eleni Avendaño

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.

‘Plastic Pieces’ Prompt Cheese Nips Recall Hawaii Department of Health

‘Plastic Pieces’ Prompt Cheese Nips Recall

Select boxes of the cheesy cracker snack are being pulled from shelves across the nation because of plastic bits.

Latest Dengue Fever Case On Maui Was Imported tonrulkens/Flickr

Latest Dengue Fever Case On Maui Was Imported

A Kahului resident picked up the illness while traveling abroad.

4th Vaping Illness Confirmed In Hawaii Flicker: Lindsay Fox at EcigaretteReviewed.com

4th Vaping Illness Confirmed In Hawaii

A total of two adolescents and two adults in Hawaii have been hospitalized for e-cigarette related lung injuries.

 

Maui Resident Acquires Possible Mosquito-Borne Illness Via Pixabay

Maui Resident Acquires Possible Mosquito-Borne Illness

Another mosquito-borne illness that could involve dengue, chikungunya or Zika has affected a Kahului resident on Maui.

Queen’s Medical Center On ‘Losing End’ Of Battle With Meth Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Queen’s Medical Center On ‘Losing End’ Of Battle With Meth

Some days, as many 40% of people admitted at the ER at Punchbowl have problems related to meth use, according to hospital officials.

Meth Deaths Soar in Hawaii Even As Opioids Grab Public Attention Courtesy: Kauai County

Meth Deaths Soar in Hawaii Even As Opioids Grab Public Attention

Meth-related overdose fatalities have significantly outpaced other drug overdose deaths in the the past five years. But has anyone noticed?

Searching For New Ways To Keep Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Out Of Jails And ERs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Searching For New Ways To Keep Hawaii’s Mentally Ill Out Of Jails And ERs

At a mental health summit Wednesday, the judiciary and state agencies explored options for pre-trial diversions.