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Mayor’s Council on Health to Publish Health Resource Directory, Requests Health Service Information
Mayor’s Council on Health to Publish Health Resource Directory, Requests Health Service Information
October 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Mayor’s Council on Health to Publish Health Resource Directory, Requests Health Service Information · Health & Wellness
 

The Mayor’s Council on Health has announced it is seeking health service information from any organization that provides health and health care services and information to the public, for inclusion in a Health Resource Directory that is being compiled. The directory will be disseminated at key locations in the community and on the County of […]


Ke Ola Pono Disease Management Sessions Offered in Lahaina, Maui
Ke Ola Pono Disease Management Sessions Offered in Lahaina, Maui
October 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Ke Ola Pono Disease Management Sessions Offered in Lahaina, Maui · Health & Wellness
 

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Office on Aging announced a “Ke Ola Pono – Better Choice…Better Health” health management workshop begins this month. This program is specifically designed for people of any age who are living with chronic health conditions, including asthma, high cholesterol, emphysema, high blood pressure, chronic pain, […]


State Department of Health to conduct TB testing at McKinley High School
State Department of Health to conduct TB testing at McKinley High School
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on State Department of Health to conduct TB testing at McKinley High School · Health & Wellness
 

The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) will be testing about 200 students and staff members at President William McKinley High School on O’ahu for tuberculosis (TB) due to possible exposure from a student who was diagnosed with active TB disease.  The student is currently not attending school and is receiving treatment.  Parents and guardians […]


UH Medical School Receives 12.6 Million in Research Funding
UH Medical School Receives 12.6 Million in Research Funding
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on UH Medical School Receives 12.6 Million in Research Funding · Health & Wellness
 

The University of Hawaii,  John A. Burns School of Medicine has received a 12.6 million dollar  grant from the Federal Government in order conduct the research which will provide answers about why certain minority groups of Hawaiians have greater incidences of heart disease, asthma, diabetes, cancer and dementia.  Not only will they try to find […]


Whooping Cough, It's Back
Whooping Cough, It’s Back
October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Whooping Cough, It’s Back · Health & Wellness
 

Whooping Cough is on the rise, not only on the mainland but also here in Maui.  This contagious bacterial infection puts infants who have not completed their full series of vaccinations, at risk, along with children, people who have not been vaccinated, and senior citizens who often develop serious complications. What is Whooping Cough? Whooping […]


Malama Pu‘uwai runs from October 13 – November 17 2010
Malama Pu‘uwai runs from October 13 – November 17 2010
October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on Malama Pu‘uwai runs from October 13 – November 17 2010 · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

The Malama Pu’uwai cardiovascular wellness program begins today (Wednesday, October 13, 2010) an runs through November 17th, 2010.  The six-week community program is offered by the Maui Memorial Medical Center.  It is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Sessions run on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. – […]


80,000 vaccinations to be distributed in Stop Flu at School campaign
80,000 vaccinations to be distributed in Stop Flu at School campaign
October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off on 80,000 vaccinations to be distributed in Stop Flu at School campaign · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

The state kicks off its Protect Hawaii’s Keiki: Stop Flu at School campaign this week and will continue efforts through December 2nd.  In its fourth year, the program will be administering about 80,000 free flu vaccinations this year to 331 participating public, private, and charter school students, faculty and staff — about the same level […]


Noni Biotech gets national Export Achievement Award
Noni Biotech gets national Export Achievement Award
May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Noni Biotech gets national Export Achievement Award · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

A Maui company specializing in the production of products derived from the Noni plant, was recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce this week. Noni Biotech International was awarded with the Department’s Export Achievement Award. The award recognizes the Maui company for excellence in exporting products made in Hawaii. The Hawaii Export Assistance Center provided […]


Free Hepatitis Screenings offered as part of World Hepatitis Day
Free Hepatitis Screenings offered as part of World Hepatitis Day
May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Free Hepatitis Screenings offered as part of World Hepatitis Day · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

Today is World Hepatitis Day in Hawai’i.  The proclamation encourages residents to recognize the importance of education and encourages testing for those at risk.  Free screenings are being offered at select health centers across the state today.  According to the department of health, immunization Branch, an estimated 1-3 percent of people in Hawaii have Hepatitis […]


Mild H1N1 outbreak reported at Maui school
Mild H1N1 outbreak reported at Maui school
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Mild H1N1 outbreak reported at Maui school · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

The state Department of Health says a mild outbreak of the H1N1 flu affected a number of students at a Maui school.  The department called the outbreak a mild one, but said it serves as a reminder of the need for vigilance and recommended vaccination dosage. A number of affected students who attended the school […]


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