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Eleni Gill

Unwashed Produce Likely Cause Of 7th Rat Lungworm Case Of 2019 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Unwashed Produce Likely Cause Of 7th Rat Lungworm Case Of 2019

A tourist visiting West Hawaii likely contracted the angiostrongyliasis disease by eating unwashed fresh produce and was the seventh person to be infected this year.

Hawaii Health Department Is Prepared To Ban E-Cigs If Needed Eleni Gill

Hawaii Health Department Is Prepared To Ban E-Cigs If Needed

After the second case of a suspected vaping-related illness in the islands, the state health department is urging the public to stop vaping.

Heart Disease May Be Linked To Pesticide Exposure Zeynel Cebeci/Wikimedia Commons

Heart Disease May Be Linked To Pesticide Exposure

A new look at data from a historic study of elderly Japanese Americans points to a potential link between pesticide exposure and the development of cardiovascular disease.

Oahu Nonprofit Uses Backyard Aquaponics To Promote Healthy Eating Phoebe Hwang/ Courtesy of MALAMA Project

Oahu Nonprofit Uses Backyard Aquaponics To Promote Healthy Eating

A new UH study is looking at whether the program has led to an improved diet and reduced risk for cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiian families.

Thousands Dropped From Hawaii’s Medicaid Coverage After Data Review Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Thousands Dropped From Hawaii’s Medicaid Coverage After Data Review

Real-time data collection and a better economy could be behind a significant drop in Medicaid health insurance enrollment, but some health workers are concerned.

Neighbor Island Doctors Looking For Alternatives To Opioids Be.Futureproof/Flickr

Neighbor Island Doctors Looking For Alternatives To Opioids

In rural areas, in particular, it can be hard to find alternatives for managing pain, as well as treatment for addiction.

Hawaii May Have Its First Vaping-Related Illness PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Hawaii May Have Its First Vaping-Related Illness

The first respiratory illness appearing to be related to e-cigarette use has led a Hawaii minor to be hospitalized.

Fighting Heart Disease With Hula

Fighting Heart Disease With Hula

New research shows hula dancing is as strenuous as basketball and is particularly effective in preventing cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiians.  

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

UH West Oahu Has A New Program In Native Hawaiian Healing

Public health students are taught about traditional practices in order to provide more effective health care in Native Hawaiian and other underserved communities.

Wanted: 2,000 Workers to Fill Health Care Jobs In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Wanted: 2,000 Workers to Fill Health Care Jobs In Hawaii

The Healthcare Association of Hawaii’s first workforce assessment found vacancies at health care facilities for a wide variety of jobs from medical assistants to phlebotomists.

Health Department Sets New School Vaccination Requirements Pan American Health Organization

Health Department Sets New School Vaccination Requirements

By the time the 2020 school year starts preschoolers, kindergarteners and seventh graders must receive an expanded set of vaccinations to prevent diseases and infections.

Online Quiz Estimates Risk For Opioid Dependence

Online Quiz Estimates Risk For Opioid Dependence

The free questionnaire from the Hawaii Opioid Initiative is part of a state opioid awareness campaign.