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Why So Many Hawaii Nurses Want To Leave The Profession Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Why So Many Hawaii Nurses Want To Leave The Profession

A survey released last month found that 23% of the nurses who responded had considered quitting.

Why In-Home Dialysis Is Becoming A More Popular Option In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Why In-Home Dialysis Is Becoming A More Popular Option In Hawaii

The treatment can help eliminate exhausting commutes and relieve overcrowding at a growing number of dialysis centers in the state.

Hawaii May Not Be The Richest State, But It Is One Of The Happiest Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaii May Not Be The Richest State, But It Is One Of The Happiest

The bad news: Hawaii has a large percentage of people living close to the edge. The good news: they tend to be happier here than their peers elsewhere.

Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It Courtesy: Le Village Cowork/2022

Hawaii Has A Child Care Crisis. Employers Could Help Solve It

Setting up on-site daycare can be an expensive and difficult undertaking, but there are other creative ways that companies can help young families. 

Staffing Shortages At The Oahu Jail Are Raising Alarms About Safety And OT Costs Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Staffing Shortages At The Oahu Jail Are Raising Alarms About Safety And OT Costs

Officers at Oahu Community Correctional Center say they are exhausted from working extra shifts with more frequent lockdowns.

Hawaii Moves To Improve Transgender Health Insurance Coverage Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Hawaii Moves To Improve Transgender Health Insurance Coverage

House Bill 2405, which is awaiting the governor’s signature, would prevent insurers from denying gender-affirming treatments due to “cosmetic” exclusions.

A Coastal Road Connects These Patients To Dialysis. Climate Change Could Make That Harder Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

A Coastal Road Connects These Patients To Dialysis. Climate Change Could Make That Harder

Getting to and from dialysis is already a challenge for some rural Hawaii residents. Sea level rise is expected to make things worse.

Native Hawaiians Face High Rates Of Diabetes. That Means More Need For Dialysis Getty Images/iStockphoto

Native Hawaiians Face High Rates Of Diabetes. That Means More Need For Dialysis

The number of dialysis centers in the islands is increasing to meet the need as more patients suffer from kidney failure.

New Data Shows No Sign Of Pandemic-Related Suicide Spike In Hawaii Getty Images

New Data Shows No Sign Of Pandemic-Related Suicide Spike In Hawaii

Meanwhile, the state is preparing for the launch of a new hotline akin to 911 for mental health support.

The Kauai Landfill ‘Conundrum’ Could Quickly Become A ‘Public Health Hazard’ Ku'u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

The Kauai Landfill ‘Conundrum’ Could Quickly Become A ‘Public Health Hazard’

The island’s only landfill is filling up fast. But the places available to put a new landfill are severely limited.