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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus -- Hawaii 46th
By Wallet Hub @ 5:02 PM :: 808 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Many states have taken the CDC’s advice....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Legislative Session Suspended due to Corona Virus
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 780 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...suspension of the legislative session indefinitely, starting on Tuesday, March 17....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
COVID-19: Council, DHHL, Legislators Cut Public Access
By News Release @ 7:25 PM :: 1486 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...Sunshine doesn't cure Corona Virus -- but Corona Virus cures Sunshine....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Best States for Doctors -- Hawaii 42nd
By Wallet Hub @ 6:42 PM :: 660 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
The President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America - 15 Days to Slow the Spread
By News Release @ 4:36 PM :: 669 Views :: Health Care

...The following was released by the White House....

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Monday, March 16, 2020
Judiciary Limits In-Person Appearances
By News Release @ 2:48 PM :: 786 Views :: Health Care, Judiciary

...beginning Monday, March 16, it will restrict access to anyone who ... has traveled outside Hawaii in the past 14 days.... Such individuals will not be allowed to enter courthouses and other Judiciary facilities....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
​Corona Virus: HIDOE extends spring break thru March 27
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 730 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

...The Department will use the additional time to plan for implementation of social distancing within the school setting, arrange for professional development to support modified operations, and thoroughly clean schools....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus Reality Check
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 801 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

...It’s time to discard its big-spending plans and focus on ways to help the economy recover quickly....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Corona Virus: Fortunately Hawaii Lost Case Against Trump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:32 PM :: 1779 Views :: National News, Health Care, Law Enforcement

...on plaintiffs' reading the President would not be able to suspend entry from a particular country in the event of an epidemic in that country....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
CoronaVirus: UH Switches to 100% Online Classes
By News Release @ 4:16 PM :: 720 Views :: Health Care, Higher Education

...“The labs don’t translate online”....

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
COVID19: Hawaii Tourism Drops 35% Since March 1
By UHERO @ 3:31 AM :: 1194 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Tourism

...In the past two weeks, things have changed markedly, and a SARS-type V-shaped path is now too optimistic.... 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Is Hawaii Prepared for a Recession?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 1117 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

... the "coronavirus recession" and what Hawaii can do financially to cope with it ....  

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Monday, March 09, 2020
Speaker Names Corona Virus Economic Working Group
By News Release @ 10:38 PM :: 788 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Health Care

...House Speaker Scott K. Saiki today announced the appointment of individuals to serve on the Select House Committee on COVID-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness adopted through House Resolution 54....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
21 Infected on Corona Virus Cruise Ship--Test Reveals Hawaii's First Corona Patient
By Andrew Walden @ 3:00 PM :: 3540 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

...February 26-29: Nawiliwili, Honolulu, Lahaina, Hilo....

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Thursday, March 05, 2020
Obesity: Honolulu 2nd Slimmest City in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 10:00 PM :: 789 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Sudden Reversal: Josh Green Appointed to Head Corona Virus Response
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 1062 Views :: Health Care

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

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Youth Vaping 'Epidemic' All Hype
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 AM :: 1144 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 04, 2020
HR 54 Corona Virus: House Select Committee Formed
By News Release @ 12:12 AM :: 1590 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 :: 896 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 :: 1161 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 :: 1079 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 :: 846 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 :: 642 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 :: 705 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 :: 1011 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 :: 941 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 :: 1141 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 :: 987 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

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

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Friday, February 07, 2020
Hawaii: Few Disabled Working, Federal Benefits Unused
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1027 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 06, 2020
Hawaii Mixed Scores on Dental Care
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 796 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Tuesday, February 04, 2020
After Diamond Head Attack--Lawmakers Propose Gun Control and Mental Health Bills
By News Release @ 9:19 PM :: 1237 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 :: 1040 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 :: 909 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 :: 1259 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 :: 1170 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 :: 930 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 :: 1237 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 :: 1931 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 :: 1549 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 :: 662 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 :: 999 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 :: 1344 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 :: 1437 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 02, 2020
Hawaii Least Depressed State
By News Release @ 11:12 AM :: 1027 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

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

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Wednesday, January 01, 2020
​UH report shows more than 150 doctors left Hawaii in 2019
By News Release @ 3:53 PM :: 1377 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 :: 1268 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 :: 782 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 :: 1138 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 :: 1219 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 :: 1585 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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