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September 12, 2016

$8.4M Federal Grant to Tackle Substance Abuse in Hawaiʻi

The program funds will be aimed at reversing what state officials are calling "alarming trends" in alcohol and substance abuse among adults, particularly Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
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August 18, 2016

FDA Test Results Confirm Hepatitis A in Sea Port Bay Scallops

Laboratory tests conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration on products collected this month have yielded positive results for hepatitis A in Sea Port Bay Scallops (Wild Harvest, Raw Frozen).
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July 26, 2016

Hepatitis A Infection in Food Service Employee at Sushi Shiono, Waikoloa

The employee has a history of exposure on Oahu and worked at the fast food and catering restaurant, Sushi Shiono Waikoloa, located at Queen’s MarketPlace, from July 5-21, 2016.
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July 06, 2016

DOH Investigates Additional Hepatitis Cases

Additional cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported to the state State Department of Health, increasing the number of confirmed cases to 31.
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December 12, 2014

Ige Names Pressler as New Hawaiʻi Health Director

Gov. David Ige today announced the appointment of Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Pressler as director of the Department of Health.
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June 12, 2013

Advisory Issued for Possible Syphilis Outbreak in Hawaiʻi

Authorities say most of the cases were reported in men who had sex with men in West Hawaiʻi, but state officials say cases related to the outbreak may develop on other islands.
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December 26, 2012

Mental Health Service Discussion Kicks Off on Maui

The state Department of Health will visit Maui as part of a statewide series of meetings to gather input on services offered to adults with sever and persistent mental illness.
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July 18, 2012

Beverage Container Fee Increases by Half Cent

The deposit fee for beverage containers in Hawai'i will increase by a half-cent to keep the successful HI-5 recycling program in operation for two more years.
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May 15, 2012

Kona Sea-Water Bottler to Pay $2M Fine

A company that sells deep-sea water drawn off the Kona coast has agreed to pay a $2 million fine for violations of its bottling permit.
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March 19, 2012

TB Testing Planned at Kapiolani College & HPU

State health officials will test students and faculty at Kapiolani Community College and Hawai'i Pacific University for tuberculosis due to possible exposure from a student being treated for active TB.
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March 13, 2012

Sugar Drinks Linked to Increased Heart Risk in Men

A new study shows that men who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage daily, had a 20% higher risk of heart disease compared to those who didn't drink any sugar-sweetened drinks.
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December 23, 2011

Hawaii Health Officials Release Influenza Education Videos

The Hawai'i State Department of Health today announced the release of a new series of influenza education videos. Working in partnership with the Department of Education and private schools, the video series was developed with input from students and teachers as well as community pediatricians.
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April 27, 2011

Obama’s Birth Certificate Reveals Citizenship

The birther debate surrounding the official birth certificate of President Barak Obama took a turn, with the release of certified copies from the Hawaii State Health Department.
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April 12, 2011

Health Dept. Hosts Hana Meeting on Dengue Tonight

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...
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April 11, 2011

Keith Yamamoto Named First Deputy Health Director

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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