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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Emergency Preparedness? Hawaii Below Average State
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 125 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Military

Preparedness Index assesses all 50 states & District of Columbia for health security and preparedness....

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Oral Health: Hawaii Kids Rank 49th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:35 AM :: 127 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

28 key indicators of cost, quality and access to children’s health care....

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Sunday, April 23, 2017
IRS: Hawaii Legislature Voted to Destroy Employee Retirement System
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1734 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Labor, Taxes

IRS Ruling: Act 1 Cash Payout to HGEA members would cost ERS its nonprofit status .... 

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Friday, April 21, 2017
HTA: Tamp Down all this Rat Lungworm Talk
By News Release @ 4:32 PM :: 513 Views :: Health Care, Tourism

“To the visitors already in the Hawaiian Islands or planning a trip here in the coming months, there is no need to be overly concerned. Please patronize our restaurants...."

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Thursday, April 13, 2017
Those Life Saving Facts
By Joni Kamiya @ 12:46 PM :: 586 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, Land Use, GMOs

I asked why CFS and other groups like Shaka aren’t informing followers of rat lungworm disease....

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Leapfrog: Hawaii Among States With Most ‘A’ Grade Hospitals
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 707 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Hawaii has 8 ‘A’ Hospitals out of 12 total hospitals....

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017
SB501: AG Slaps Senators for Censoring Testimony opposing Anti-Free-Speech Bill
By Andrew Walden @ 4:48 AM :: 1010 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

On March 6 Hawai’i Free Press carried an article reporting on SB501: “Hawaii lawmakers are censoring pro-lifers who were defending free speech”.  Now the Attorney General has weighed in....

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Sunday, April 09, 2017
After Appealing to Supreme Court, State Wins Right to Forcibly Medicate Psycho Killer
By News Release @ 3:59 AM :: 702 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement

In 2013, the Hawaii State Hospital moved for a court order authorizing the involuntary administration of medication to Lawrence after he refused to accept medication....

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Who lives longer: Hawaii life expectancies examined in research study
By News Release @ 8:42 PM :: 812 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

The life expectancy at birth in Hawaii in 2010 was 82.4 years....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Hawaii Cannabis Tracking System Designed By Feds, Silicon Valley Billionaires
By Selected News Articles @ 4:26 AM :: 866 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Drugs

Don’t worry: You can trust the Feds and Silicon Valley with your ‘medical’ marijuana records—unless you annoy them in some way....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care
By News Release @ 11:20 PM :: 641 Views :: Health Care

The authors note that their recommendations are important as the healthcare system moves toward value-based payment....

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Report: Big island Hotspot for ‘Premature Death’
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 786 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Rates of youth disconnection are higher in rural counties than in urban counties....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Ranks Among Worst States to be a Doctor
By News Release @ 8:43 PM :: 1014 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Avg Annual Wage for Physicians (adj for cost of living) – 50th....

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Monday, March 27, 2017
Hawaii Suicide Bill Would Have Let Nurses Diagnose Fatal Illness and Prescribe Death Pills
By Selected News Articles @ 8:30 PM :: 989 Views :: Health Care, Life

People with years or decades to live may qualify for assisted suicide....

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:32 AM :: 658 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Bully Bill Advances Out of Health Committee....

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Assisted Suicide Loses in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 5:06 PM :: 831 Views :: Health Care, Life

Mass legalization of assisted suicide is not inevitable....

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Supreme Court: IDEA Requires ‘Ambitious’ Education Plan for Disabled Children
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 777 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care

Maybe the Hawaii DoE will stop suing disabled children now?

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Assisted Suicide Hearing Set for Thursday
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:23 PM :: 634 Views :: Health Care, Life

... a lethal dose of barbiturates can save insurance companies big money ....

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Sunday, March 19, 2017
Assisted Suicide Laws in Oregon and Washington: What Safeguards?
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 794 Views :: Health Care, Life

In Oregon, 1,749 lethal prescriptions have been written and at least 1,127 patients have died from ingesting the drugs....

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Friday, March 17, 2017
The Legislature Just Can't Help Itself When It Comes to the Maui Hospital
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 2:17 PM :: 815 Views :: Health Care, Labor

...bills heard this week (HB76, HB233, and HB234) attempt to amend the law passed last summer by adding new severance options for the hospital employees....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
How Paid Home Care leads to Union Membership Scam
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:28 PM :: 1253 Views :: Family, Health Care, Labor

... Kupuna Caregivers $70/Day Appropriation SB534 / HB607 ....

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
SB501: Force Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 1:41 PM :: 567 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

The House Health Committee is poised to pass a bill requiring pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to disseminate pro-abortion messages....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
Hawaii One of Seven Best States for Telemedicine
By News Release @ 8:39 PM :: 599 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...American Telemedicine Association Releases Report Highlighting Critical Gaps in Coverage and Physician Practice Standards....

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Monday, March 13, 2017
The Real Poison in Paradise
By Joni Kamiya @ 4:45 AM :: 1190 Views :: Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

The caller had reported that she had seen a farmworker taken off of the field via ambulance and quickly assumed he had been poisoned....

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Senate Approves Assisted Suicide and Mandatory Abortion Promotion—How They Voted
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 1:57 AM :: 827 Views :: First Amendment, Health Care, Life

Both bills will now crossover to the House where the process will begin again....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
Pesticides, VOG, Mercury? DoH Seminar to Train MDs on Hysteria
By News Release @ 2:21 AM :: 1712 Views :: Environment, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

This major event for medical professionals is part of Gov. David Ige’s statewide initiative to address community concerns about chronic exposures to pesticides, Vog, lead, mercury and other environmental hazards (allegedly) affecting our keiki....

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
Senate Judiciary and Labor Passes Assisted Suicide Bill Out of Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 4:45 AM :: 608 Views :: Health Care, Life

The bill will now move to the full Senate floor for a vote....

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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hawaii Legislature Obamacare Heavy
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1052 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the amount of the penalty could be as much as $695 x 2 adults plus $695 x ½ x 3 kids = $2,432.50....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
Legislators Order Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion: Assisted Suicide Next
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 4:00 PM :: 1013 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Health Care

...Suicide Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:30 a.m....

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Friday, February 24, 2017
SB1137: Return Control of HMSA to its Members
By Selected News Articles @ 1:26 PM :: 1001 Views :: Ethics, Health Care

It will be heard on Monday, February 27, at 9:30 in room 229 before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health....

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Full circle about single-payer health insurance
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:23 PM :: 896 Views :: Health Care

I never understood why there is so much support for a national, single-payer healthcare system – until I started working in a small medical office....

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
HB1595: Involuntary Commitment for Mentally Ill
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:32 PM :: 652 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"Currently, there are no laws on the books that allow for the involuntarily commitment of individuals who are mentally ill or drug addicted or alcoholic...."

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
How They Voted: Assisted Suicide Bill Passes First Committee
By Lt Gov Duke Aiona @ 2:28 PM :: 884 Views :: Health Care, Life

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection & Health passed the assisted suicide (SB1129) out of committee on February 15, 2017....

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Saturday, February 11, 2017
SB1129: Senate CPH Committee Schedules Assisted Suicide Bill
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 2:23 PM :: 842 Views :: Health Care, Life

The committee on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-15-17 8:30AM in conference room 229....

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Monday, February 06, 2017
Fluoridated Water Reduces Gender Pay Gap by 4%
By Selected News Articles @ 2:19 AM :: 699 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care
...“women who resided in communities with fluoridated water during childhood earn approximately 4% more than women who did not,” adding that they found “no effect of fluoridation for men.”....
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Friday, February 03, 2017
HB1595: Urine Free Zones
By Rep Gene Ward @ 5:14 PM :: 697 Views :: Health Care, Homelessness

"A person can be lying in their feces in a public stairwell and have an absolute constitutional right to do so, but the citizens walking over or through this public health hazard have no rights.”

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled for Hearing
By News Release @ 4:14 AM :: 672 Views :: Health Care, Second Amendment

Both bills could deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights simply based on allegations, without a conviction....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii: The State of Tobacco Control
By News Release @ 2:55 AM :: 760 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Grade F -- Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Funding....

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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Hawaii Tops Gallup Well-Being Index for 6th Year Straight
By News Release @ 2:35 AM :: 603 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii, Alaska and South Dakota, states with track records of high well-being, were the top states in the 2016 rankings....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
DOH fights lawsuit on their non-posting of inspection reports even as two bills in the Legislature again fund the posting
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 PM :: 922 Views :: Ethics, Health Care, Office of Elections

This is how the state spends your taxpayer money....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
‘Natural’ Toxins for your Baby: ‘Homeopathic’ Profiteers Refuse Recall Order
By News Release @ 12:21 PM :: 836 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Health Care, GMOs

...Hyland’s homeopathic teething tablet products labeled as containing belladonna....

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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Medicare Overbilling: Hawaii ranks 16th
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 749 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...Waste Chief Reason Medicare Predicted to be Bankrupt by 2028....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
Lost Jobs: Obamacare Impact on Hawaii
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 996 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Small Business

How many lost jobs, shuttered businesses and lost earnings in Hawaii? ....

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Friday, January 20, 2017
How Does Hawaii Score on Healthcare Access?
By Dr Kelii Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 789 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Mercatus Center Healthcare Openness and Access Project – Hawaii Ranks 29th....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Auditor: How Will Hawaii Regulate Midwives?
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:15 PM :: 623 Views :: Health Care

...the State’s proposed regulation of Certified Professional Midwives, who comprise just a small segment of the midwifery profession, is insufficient and inconsistent with the State’s regulatory policies....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
On Life Support? HECO Wants to Give You $20
By News Release @ 10:35 PM :: 783 Views :: Energy, Health Care, Cost of Living

Up to 2,000 customers dependent on life support equipment or increased heating and cooling needs due to a medical condition verified by a physician....

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hawaii State Legislators join nationwide initiative to address opioid abuse
By Video @ 3:37 AM :: 733 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

Limit opioid painkiller prescriptions to one week at a time....

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Hawaii Among Most Expensive States for Smokers
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 PM :: 779 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

...Total Cost Per Smoker: $2,048,587....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Obamacare? Nobody Wants it Less than Honolulu
By Selected News Articles @ 12:11 AM :: 974 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

Hawaii CD1 has the lowest Obamacare enrollment in the USA....

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Friday, January 13, 2017
Obamacare Repeal: How Will it Affect Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:22 PM :: 1711 Views :: Health Care

Dr Goodman is one of four people who have most influenced the changes shaping our health care system....

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