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Gretchen Rhodes and Pio Marasco Work the Crowd
Maui’s North Shore Parties with a Purpose
November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · People
 

Moana Café in Paia was the place to be this past Saturday night. Crowds formed outside on the sidewalk, as the packed dance floor inside got funky to the sounds of Pio Marasco and Max Vega. Big smiles and lots of laughter added an extra layer of spark to the sounds of the soulful house grooves.


Hawaii’s New High Risk Pool
Hawaii’s New High Risk Pool
November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

For Hawaiian residents with pre-existing conditions, finding affordable health insurance can be very challenging. However, insurance prospects improved significantly in July of this year, thanks to a new high risk pool that the state is now offering. This pool is a part of the federal healthcare reform and provides insurance coverage to individuals who were […]


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Is Whooping Cough on the Rise in Hawaii?
November 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

A recent spike in whooping cough cases throughout the islands of Hawaii have some health experts taking notice. Throughout the current year, Hawaii has seen a total of 52 cases of whooping cough, also known as pertussis, with 21 on Maui alone. The rise appears to be linked to the epidemic that has hit California […]


5 Healthy Fruits to Find on Maui
5 Healthy Fruits to Find on Maui
November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

Maui is known for its sweet tropical fruits, which can be found in roadside stands, farmer’s markets and island grocery stores. While few can argue with the sweet crunchy taste of tropical fare like pineapple and papaya, not everyone may be aware with the powerful punch of nutrition they enjoy with every bite. We have […]


What is the Healthy Hawaii Initiative?
What is the Healthy Hawaii Initiative?
November 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

Hawaiians who are interested in adopting a healthier lifestyle will find a great resource in the Healthy Hawaii Initiative. This website is packed with information about healthy eating, fitness tips and events going on throughout the islands to promote a healthy way of life. The Healthy Hawaii Initiative is a product of the Hawaii State […]


Hawaii Receives Grant for Mental Health Services
Hawaii Receives Grant for Mental Health Services
October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

Residents of Hawaii dealing with mental health issues will now have additional support and services available, thanks to a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This $3.6 million grant will go directly to the Hawaii Department of Health, to be distributed to the facilities and training programs that need it […]


VOG: What it is and How to Lessen the Effects
VOG: What it is and How to Lessen the Effects
October 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

VOG refers to air pollution caused by volcanic activity, a common environmental concern in Hawaii, especially on the Big Island. The emissions from active volcanoes contain potentially harmful substances like hydrogen sulfides and acid-forming sulfur compounds. While VOG is not as visible as some other types of air pollution seen throughout the mainland of the […]


Free Flu Vaccine Still Available to Kids
Free Flu Vaccine Still Available to Kids
October 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

The Stop Flu at School program is currently underway across Hawaii, with many school clinics offering free flu shots to children this year. This is the fourth year for the program, which includes about 330 public and private schools throughout the state. Kids can get vaccinations right at school at no charge, without parents having […]


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New UH nursing partnership allows 4-year degrees on Maui and Kauai
October 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Health & Wellness
 

The nursing programs at the University of Hawai’i on Kaua’i, Maui and at Manoa have joined forces to help more students graduate with a bachelor’s degree, and put more nurses to work on the neighbor islands. The colleges and Manoa have revised their curriculums–no small achievement–so nursing students on all three islands are taking the […]


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


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