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Eleni Gill

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.

‘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.