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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Obesity: Honolulu 2nd Slimmest City in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 10:00 PM :: 2938 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...almost 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Sudden Reversal: Josh Green Appointed to Head Corona Virus Response
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 2983 Views :: Health Care

...Green: Put Corona Virus Quarantine Patients in Leahi Hospital with Nursing Home Patients....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Youth Vaping 'Epidemic' All Hype
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 3862 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
HR 54 Corona Virus: House Select Committee Formed
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 5274 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...During the recession of 2008, the state government was forced to reduce the school week to four days, cut millions of dollars from social programs, and reduce public employee salaries by 5 percent....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Where's the cushion?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 3986 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Emergency preparedness in Hawaii....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
'Coronavirus recession' could put Hawaii in $3.8 billion hole by 2025
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:05 PM :: 4021 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Reckless state spending is exhausting our emergency reserves....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Ethics: Professional Association Tries to Take Over State Board
By News Release @ 8:35 PM :: 4007 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Small Business

...to keep those lucrative 'continuing education' courses under the Association's control....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UHERO: Corona Virus May Damage State Economy
By UHERO @ 5:02 PM :: 3785 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...While visitor arrivals racked up another record year in 2019, real visitor spending fell last year as international spending languished. And now the coronavirus rears its ugly head....

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Monday, February 24, 2020
UH seeks to train more doctors, expand medical school to Maui
By News Release @ 10:01 AM :: 2201 Views :: Health Care

...State’s physician shortage remains between 519 and 820 doctors....

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Poor economy is medical threat, too
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:20 PM :: 2942 Views :: Economy, Health Care

...In times of crisis, we are likely to be held back by the same problems that affect us now — the doctor shortage, the shipping restrictions caused by the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 3798 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Analysis of the vaping industry in Hawaii, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Drops to Lowest Tier
By News Release @ 3:01 AM :: 3138 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...As Threats Increase, Annual Assessment Finds Hawaii's Level of Readiness for Health Emergencies dropping....

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Saturday, February 15, 2020
Meatless Mondays in Hawaii Schools? -- Politicized Veganism Threatens Human Health
By Selected News Articles @ 2:27 AM :: 3967 Views :: Education K-12, Environment, Health Care

...In 2019, Hawaii’s legislature nearly enacted a resolution establishing Meatless Mondays in Hawaii’s public schools....

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
No GE Tax on Medical Bills -- help lift MD shortage
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:32 PM :: 3588 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... Hawaii is currently “short” by approximately 820 physicians ....

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Friday, February 7, 2020
Hawaii: Few Disabled Working, Federal Benefits Unused
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 3490 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...Hawaii reported an integrated employment rate of 2 percent, the lowest rate in the nation....

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Thursday, February 6, 2020
Hawaii Mixed Scores on Dental Care
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 2826 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii 46 -- ‘Dental Habits & Care’ Rank....

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
After Diamond Head Attack--Lawmakers Propose Gun Control and Mental Health Bills
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 4009 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness, Law Enforcement

...SB2505: Requires & appropriates funds for DOH to establish a continuum of stabilization beds statewide for non-forensic patients with substance abuse or mental health disorders....

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Friday, January 31, 2020
Stop Taxing Healthcare
By News Release @ 8:13 PM :: 3966 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...how do we attract more doctors to Hawaii — and keep the ones we still have?....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
HB2451: Assisted Suicide Proponents want Hawaii to be a testing ground for Nurses!
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:48 PM :: 2769 Views :: Health Care

...The House Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on HB 2451 (Relating to Health) this Friday, January 31, at 11 a.m....

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax adds $222M to healthcare costs
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 4744 Views :: Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Exempting medical services would help patients and stem the doctor shortage....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
HB2680: Involuntary Hospitalization for Mentally Ill
By Rep Cynthia Thielen @ 2:14 PM :: 3642 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...HB2680 will be heard on Wednesday, February 5 at 9 am in Capitol Conference Room 325....

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Hawaii receives mixed grades on tobacco prevention and cessation
By News Release @ 1:05 PM :: 3640 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...The 18th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report grades states and the federal government on policies proven to prevent and reduce tobacco use....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 4131 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ige, Ballard, Legislators Agree: Mentally Ill Must be Forcibly Committed to Treatment Centers
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 4403 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

...will the Diamond Head attack be enough to turn the tide on mental health reform?....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
​Doctors Agonistes: Paradise Lost
By Dr Ed Gutteling, MD @ 5:17 PM :: 4621 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Taxes

...Docs are channeling their inner Rambo: “I love my country! I just want it to love us back.”....

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Making Prescriptions More Available
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:53 AM :: 2418 Views :: Health Care
...Federal laws are standing in the way of the distribution of prescription medicine to individuals in need, says Dr. Jeffrey Singer, surgeon and medical public policy expert....
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Friday, January 17, 2020
Hawaii Cost of Smoking $2.2M per Smoker
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 3461 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Cost of Living

...Smoking doesn’t just ruin your health. It can also burn a nasty hole through your wallet....

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Homeless deaths increase on O‘ahu Because They are not Being Forced into Shelters
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 4421 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Homelessness

...The average age of death amongst this vulnerable population here on O‘ahu was 54.4 years old....

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 4469 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Drugs

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....

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Thursday, January 2, 2020
Hawaii Least Depressed State
By News Release @ 11:12 AM :: 3843 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...but depression rate jumps 17.76% from 2014-2018....

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
​UH report shows more than 150 doctors left Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 3479 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...The exodus of doctors from practice in Hawai’i this year was much worse than was indicated in preliminary figures released just a few months ago....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
Will Red Flag Laws Stop Gun Owners Seeking Medical Care?
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 3839 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

...a poll asking gun owners if they would talk to their doctors about any mental health issues they may be having, knowing that their doctor could file a red flag order against them....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
Auditor: Insurers Already Cover Rape Victim Support
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:00 AM :: 2484 Views :: Health Care

...Study of Proposed Mandatory Health Insurance for Clinical Victim Support Services for Victims of Sexual Violence and Abuse....

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Thursday, December 26, 2019
56% of Hawaii Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
By News Release @ 2:57 PM :: 3268 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Lung Assn: Ready to Quit Smoking? ‘Quit, Don’t Switch’ to E-Cigarettes....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
DoH raids Two Unlicensed Care Homes
By News Release @ 10:11 AM :: 3232 Views :: Health Care

“...This is (only) the third NOVO that we have issued against illegal care homes this year in response to complaints we have received....”

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Anti-Vaxxers Target Samoa with Disinformation Campaign
By Selected News Articles @ 3:41 AM :: 4625 Views :: Ethics, World News, Health Care

"...Unfortunately, these anti-vaxx people all live overseas, but they’re using social media to influence our population and our community. What can the government do? We’re not wasting time with those people....”

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Hawaii Ranks Among Least Protection Against Elder Abuse
By Selected News Articles @ 5:44 PM :: 5191 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Life

...2019’s States with the Best Elder-Abuse Protections....

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Thursday, December 5, 2019
America's Health Rankings: Hawaii 3rd-Healthiest State
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 3326 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...America's Health Ranking's 2019 Hawaii Report....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Cost of Care Survey 2019: Most Long Term Care Costs In Hawaii Decrease
By News Release @ 5:53 PM :: 3709 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

...Annual Median Cost of Long Term Care Support Services for Hawaii....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DoH: Marijuana Behind Most Vaping Illness
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 3878 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...FDA and state health laboratories have detected vitamin E acetate (a synthetic form of vitamin E) in a sample of vaping fluids also containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active compound in marijuana....

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Feds: Guam #1 for Medicare Ambulance Fraud
By News Release @ 12:40 AM :: 4381 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...Guam Ambulance Company Executives Plead Guilty to Medicare and TRICARE Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme....

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Thursday, November 7, 2019
​Fewer years of healthy life for Native Hawaiians, UH study finds
By News Release @ 1:43 PM :: 3950 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, OHA

...Native Hawaiians in Hawaiʻi have a shorter life expectancy compared with other racial/ethnic populations in the state....

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Thursday, October 31, 2019
Lawsuit: How HMSA Ran Down Clock on Expensive Cancer Patient
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 5553 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

...Unanimous Hawaii Supreme Court Victory Against HMSA for Cancer Patient and Widow....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Birth Control: 9th Circuit Refuses to Recognize Religious Objectors
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 AM :: 7111 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care, Life, Religion

...the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld an injunction barring enforcement of rules that let employers opt out of covering birth control on religious and moral grounds....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
HSTA wins award for tobacco control efforts
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 4444 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Labor

...teachers union says state should ban flavored vape products....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
National Council on Disability Rips Hawaii Assisted Suicide Law
By News Release @ 4:59 AM :: 98534 Views :: Health Care, Life

...Hawaii and California 'confidentiality' provisions 'extremely dangerous'....

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Friday, October 18, 2019
Hawaii Vape Retailers Oppose Proposed E-Cigarette, Store-Bought, Nicotine Flavor Ban
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 84245 Views :: Health Care, Small Business

...Currently, the minimum age to purchase nicotine vapor products in Hawaii is 21....

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Critical flaws plague new study linking ‘heavy’ pesticide exposure to cardiovascular disease
By Selected News Articles @ 2:57 PM :: 5398 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...there is no paper that is so dreadful that it cannot be published somewhere....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Hawaii: State of Childhood Obesity
By News Release @ 3:51 AM :: 4635 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

... age 10-17--obesity rate 11.5%....

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Hawaii 3rd-Lowest Uninsured
By Selected News Articles @ 6:15 PM :: 3513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Cities and States with the Highest and Lowest Uninsured Rates....

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