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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 attacks like those suffered by the Cancer Center of Hawaii in November have grown in frequency against medical providers in the state and nationwide.
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.
The House Health Committee chairman plans to introduce legislation modeled after a new Maryland law that creates a prescription drug price monitoring board.
At UH Manoa, students can wait as long as two months to sit down with a therapist.
But programs for getting screened and tested for STIs on the neighbor islands are scarce and sometimes expensive.
Another mosquito-borne illness that could involve dengue, chikungunya or Zika has affected a Kahului resident on Maui.
Some days, as many 40% of people admitted at the ER at Punchbowl have problems related to meth use, according to hospital officials.