Seiji Yamada

Seiji Yamada is a family physician practicing and teaching in Hawaii.
Let’s Call COVID-19 A Syndemic

Let’s Call COVID-19 A Syndemic

How we diagnose it determines how we treat it.

Reflecting On Hiroshima, Nagasaki And RIMPAC Flickr: Pietro Zuco

Reflecting On Hiroshima, Nagasaki And RIMPAC

The drive toward war has continued unabated. Let’s stop that now. For good.

Do You Like Your Primary Care Doctor? Flickr: Daniel Lobo

Do You Like Your Primary Care Doctor?

If so, don’t walk into their office with a cough and fever. Hawaii has entered a dramatic new phase with coronavirus.

How Worried Should We Be About The Coronavirus? CDC

How Worried Should We Be About The Coronavirus?

The likelihood that those with the virus will come to Hawaii increases with the sheer number of infected people worldwide.

Hawaii’s Elite Excluded Micronesians From Medicaid Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Hawaii’s Elite Excluded Micronesians From Medicaid

They did so even though many COFA migrants pay taxes and contribute to the local economy.

Trump’s ‘Contribution’ To Global Ecology Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trump’s ‘Contribution’ To Global Ecology

Ironically, his trade policy might actually lead to a contraction in the global economy and thereby lower CO2 emissions.

How An Oahu Doctor Struggles To Care For His Micronesian Patients Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How An Oahu Doctor Struggles To Care For His Micronesian Patients

Fleeing rising sea levels and burdened with health problems, Hawaii’s newest immigrants now face “bigotry and backlash.”

Preparing For Nuclear War Is Useless Flickr: Gabriel Rodríguez

Preparing For Nuclear War Is Useless

A blast would render Honolulu to rubble. Let’s work instead to prevent war.

A Hiroshima Native’s View: ‘More Missiles Will Not Save Us’ Flickr: The Official CTBTO Photostream

A Hiroshima Native’s View: ‘More Missiles Will Not Save Us’

The nuclear missile false alarm shows that education and prevention are the only solutions to avoid Armageddon.