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Don't Let Vindictiveness Creep Into Medicine Like It Has in Politics

The callous and inhumane dislocation of migrants recently perpetrated by governors of the states of Florida and Texas reminded me of an equally disdainful and appalling tactic utilized by healthcare workers since the 1960s: "Greyhound therapy." Greyhound therapy refers to attempts by healthcare workers and administrators to remove undesirable patients...
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Man Kayaks From California to Hawaii in 91 Days

What would you consider a long trip by kayak? For some, the answer to that question could be measured in hours; for others, it might be measured in days. And then there’s Cyril Derreumaux, who recently became the second person in recorded history to travel between California and Hawaii in a kayak. In his case, you’d probably want months to measure the journey. All told, it took him about three months — or, to be more precise, 91 days.

COVID Weekly Update: 145 New Cases Reported on Big Island

The state Department of Health reported 1,132 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, Sept. 21, bringing the statewide total to 343,204. Fourteen new fatalities were reported. A total of 145 new infections were reported Wednesday on the Big Island. A map documenting new cases by district throughout all islands can be accessed at the DOH website.

How To Avoid Skin Cancer Without Harming Marine Species

Sunscreens have been much in the news recently. Numerous scientific studies have shown that some sunscreens are harmful to corals, other marine species, and even human health. In response, in 2018 Hawaii passed the world’s first law banning sale of two sunscreen active ingredients, oxybenzone and octinoxate. This year, Maui and Hawaii counties have also banned sales of sunscreens containing 12 other active ingredients in what are called “chemical sunscreens,” derived from petroleum chemicals.

Hawaii reports 1,132 COVID cases, 14 deaths

HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Hawaii Department of Health reports 1,132 new coronavirus cases and 14 new deaths in the last week. There are 739 coronavirus cases on Oahu, 145 on the Big Island, 68 on Kauai, 115 on Maui, four on Lanai, two on Molokai, and 59 diagnosed out of state. That brings the state […]

COVID-19 food benefits extends through November

COVID-19 emergency payments for food assistance will be extended through the middle of November. Governor David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation that lengthens the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) disaster emergency relief period. More than 150,000 Hawaiʻi residents received SNAP benefits in August — worth more than $17...

Hawaii reports 14 COVID deaths, over 1,100 cases in past week

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii on Wednesday reported 14 additional coronavirus deaths and 1,132 new cases in the past seven days. That compares to 1,343 cases and 10 additional deaths in the previous week. The state’s COVID figures don’t include positives from at-home tests, so the real number is likely far...
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Array of health threats to Native Hawaiians focus of $22.5M grant

Hawaiʻi has the highest life expectancy at birth, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, that success is not reflected in Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) populations. State data show NHOPI have seven to 10 years less in life expectancy than other Hawaiʻi residents, and researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and other UH health sciences units are investigating the sources of the disparities and ways to close the gap.