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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.

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.