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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 · 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 · 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 […]


Courtesy Photo:  Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation.  Kim Finney, RN shares important health tips during a Mālama Puʻuwai program.
Malama Pu‘uwai runs from October 13 – November 17 2010
October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · 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. – […]


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80,000 vaccinations to be distributed in Stop Flu at School campaign
October 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · 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 […]


From left to right: Marc E Rousseau, Esq - Cades Schutte LLP, David Backstrom, President and CEO of Noni Biotech International, Marie-Laure Ankaoua, VP & COO of Noni Biotech International, Governor Linda Lingle, John Holman, Director of U. S. Commercial Service, Paul Nordone, MS. VP of R&D, Noni Biotech International, Mimi Hu, CPA of Levin & Hu LLP.
Noni Biotech gets national Export Achievement Award
May 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · 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 […]


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Free Hepatitis Screenings offered as part of World Hepatitis Day
May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · 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 […]


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Mild H1N1 outbreak reported at Maui school
April 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · 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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$7.2 Million Released for Maui Dialysis Unit
March 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

More than $7.2 million in state funding was released today for improvements at Maui Memorial Medical Center.  The funding will be used to finance the construction and equipment for a new dialysis unit at Maui Memorial Medical Center.  The project is expected to begin in October 2010 and be competed by May of 2011. Governor […]


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Kula Hospital to add 15 beds in CIP Expansion
March 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

Kula Hospital will expand its services by adding 15 additional beds with $5 million in capital improvement project funding released from the state.  The project is currently in the design phase and is expected to be complete within 12-18 months. Rep. Kyle Yamashita, who helped to secure the funding, called it one of his top […]


Courtesy Photo:  Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation.  Kim Finney, RN shares important health tips during a Mālama Puʻuwai program.
Malama Pu‘uwai: Take Care of Your Heart
March 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness, Maui News
 

Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) will offer its spring session of the comprehensive community cardiovascular wellness program Malama Pu‘uwai (Take Care of Your Heart) beginning Thursday, March 11, 2010. The six-week program is free and open to the public, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. This session will run from on Thursday evenings […]


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