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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.

South Maui Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Flicker.com

South Maui Doctor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A Maui doctor pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of health care fraud, allegedly writing fraudulent prescriptions and using false claims to collect money from insurers.

Report Provides Snapshot Of Life For New Mothers In Hawaii Pixabay

Report Provides Snapshot Of Life For New Mothers In Hawaii

The latest pregnancy risk assessment for the islands contains good and bad news about the health of new and future mothers in the Islands.

Higher Per-Capita Distribution of Pain Pills On Neighbor Islands Be.Futureproof/Flickr

Higher Per-Capita Distribution of Pain Pills On Neighbor Islands

A database highlights which manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies distributed the most prescription pain pills in the islands from 2006 to 2012.

 

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Can Get Card Extensions Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Medical Cannabis Patients Can Get Card Extensions

Eligible patients will soon be able to renew their cards for up to two years, according to the Department of Health.

Changing Habits Yields Health Benefits At MA’O Farms In Waianae Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Changing Habits Yields Health Benefits At MA’O Farms In Waianae

Early data from a UH study shows interns at the farm lowered their diabetes risk by altering eating habits and lifestyles —  with a ripple effect of health benefits for friends and families.

Air Quality in Central Maui Reaches ‘Unhealthy’ Levels Yoohyun Jung/Civil Beat

Air Quality in Central Maui Reaches ‘Unhealthy’ Levels

As a wildfire continues to burn, health department officials are warning residents with respiratory problems to protect themselves. 

State Sends Residents New Survey As It Assesses Foodborne Illnesses Tad Bartimus/Civil Beat

State Sends Residents New Survey As It Assesses Foodborne Illnesses

People chosen randomly are being asked about their diets and where they purchase or grow their food.

New Law Lets SNAP Cardholders Double Up On Local Produce Big Island Hunger

New Law Lets SNAP Cardholders Double Up On Local Produce

UPDATED: Hawaii’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will offer more local produce for half the price to low-income families, starting in January. 

New Hawaii Law Requires Healthy Drinks On Kids’ Menu Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Hawaii Law Requires Healthy Drinks On Kids’ Menu

Next year, Hawaii will become the second state to require restaurants to offer zero-sugar default choices for beverages.