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Jo Reyes, Program Specialist invites people to participate in the Better Choices Better Health Program.  Photograph courtesy of MCOA.
Free Online Health Program Available to Maui Residents
April 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness

Maui citizens can participate in the online Better Choices Better Health (BCBH) for free thanks to the Maui County Office on Aging’s participation in a seven state pilot program offered through the National Council on Aging.

Councilmember Mike White (far right) listens as Maui District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang discusses the symptoms, treatment and prevention of dengue fever at an informational meeting held earlier this evening at the Haiku Community Center. Photo Courtesy: Office of Councilmember Mike White / Lois Whitney Bisquera.
Haiku Dengue Fever Prevention Meeting Addresses Residents’ Questions, Concerns
April 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Health & Wellness, Maui News

Get your dengue questions answered here. Plus an update from Health officials on the current dengue totals.

Dr. Lorrin Pang, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Live Radio Discussion on Dengue April 21
April 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Health & Wellness, Maui News

Maui District Health Officer Dr. Lorrin Pang will discuss dengue fever and answer questions from the public during a live radio interview on Thursday, April 21.

File image.
DOH Investigates Possible Cases of Norovirus on Oahu’s North Shore
April 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Health & Wellness

The State Department of Health is investigating a possible norovirus outbreak among patrons who apparently ate at a restaurant in Haleiwa on Oahu. Health officials were first notified on Tuesday, April 12

Dr. Lorrin Pang with the State's Maui District Health Office holds mosquito repellent.  The bottles were purchased by the Maui Visitors Bureau and are being distributed in key locations along the Hana Highway. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Dengue Update: Health Officials Fight the Bite on Maui
April 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Featured, Health & Wellness, Maui News

A fight against mosquito bites is being waged by the District Health Office on Maui following at least two unconfirmed cases of dengue fever on the island.

March for Babies Saturday April 16th
March for Babies Saturday April 16th
April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness

The 41st Annual March for Babies will be held April 16th starting at 7 am at War Memorial Gym. The annual event supports the March of Dimes efforts to decrease the incidence of prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

Photo of Sidney Kidney courtesy of the National Kidney Foundation.
Upcoming Fair Provides Valuable Kidney Health Screenings
April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness

The 6th Annual Da Kidney Da Kine Fair will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 10 am until 2 pm at Queen Kaahumanu Center. This event will feature a free six station health screening that would normally cost several hundred dollars.

Emergency preparedness is essential for our entire community.
Emergency Preparedness Webinar Orientation Offered April 18
April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness

Hawaii Feeling Safe, Being Safe (FSBS) emergency preparedness training and webcast is available through a live webinar on Monday, April 18 at 3:45 pm. The emphasis of the training is on keeping our community’s citizens safe during an emergency.

Aedes Albopictus mosquito, image courtesy CDC.
Health Dept. Hosts Hana Meeting on Dengue Tonight
April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness

State and county authorities host a community meeting tonight in Hana to discuss dengue fever. The Hana meeting is the third East Maui meeting held this week…

Keith Yamamoto, photo courtesy office of the Governor, State of Hawaii.
Keith Yamamoto Named First Deputy Health Director
April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness

Yamamoto most recently served as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administrator for the Department, a post he held for the last six years.

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