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TAG: Hawaii Department of Health
March 05, 2018

Hawai‘i Mumps Rate Declining After Initial 2017 Outbreak

As of March 1, 2018, the total number of confirmed mumps cases statewide stands at 902, with 719 on Oʻahu, 131 on Hawaiʻi Island, 49 on Kauaʻi and three on Maui
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January 18, 2018

Aloha Recycling Temporarily Closes HI5 Services

All Maui County HI5 redemption centers operated by Aloha Recycling temporarily closed on Wednesday due to a delay in reimbursement fee payments from the DOH.
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January 11, 2018

Teledentistry Pilot Project Expands to Maui

The teledentistry program is an innovative system that makes it easy for patients to receive diagnostic and preventive services in community settings.
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January 05, 2018

Mumps Outbreak is “Worst in Several Decades for Hawaiʻi”

What began in March 2017 as 2 clusters of cases involving 9 individuals on Oʻahu, increased to 500, with confirmed cases in all counties, by late October 2017.
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December 20, 2017

DOH Approves Medical Cannabis Use for ALS Patients

The Hawaii DOH has added ALS to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis use.
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December 19, 2017

Upcountry Maui is a Priority Area for Cesspool Upgrades

Department of Health identifies 14 priority areas for cesspool upgrades to protect drinking and recreational waters
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December 18, 2017

DOH Launches Media Campaign on Rat Lungworm Prevention

Public education announcements are now running on 40 radio stations and seven television stations to build awareness about rat lungworm disease prevention
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November 22, 2017

Top 8 Food Preparation Tips for Thanksgiving

Holiday's can quickly turn into misery if food is left out for long periods, which can open the door to uninvited guests like bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses.
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November 01, 2017

Stop Flu at School Vaccination Clinics Start Today

Approximately 35,000 students are expected to be vaccinated at more than 167 public schools statewide during the seven-week program.
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October 30, 2017

Hawai‘i State Dept. of Health Leads Oral Health Screenings for Head Start

The Hawai‘i DOH ramps up oral health screenings after a 2015/2016 report validated that Hawai‘i’s third grade children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation.
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October 04, 2017

DOH Awarded $361K in Child Lead Poisoning Prevention

According to DOH data from 2011 to 2015, nearly 60,000 children under the age of six in Hawai‘i were tested for lead, 3% of those tested had elevated blood lead levels.
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September 11, 2017

Ask the Mayor: How Do I Lodge Complaint Against Nail Salon?

I got a nasty fungal infection on my foot that was oozing, raw and took days to get rid of. Totally disgusting.
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September 02, 2017

Events to Raise Awareness of Suicide Prevention in Hawai‘i

According to the DOH, suicide is the leading cause of fatal injuries for people ages 15 to 44 and is the ninth leading cause of all deaths in the state.
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September 01, 2017

High Enterococci Count at Honokōwai Beach, Maui

The public is advised of a water quality exceedance of enterococci at Honokōwai Beach, Maui. Levels of 137 per 100 mL have been detected during routine...
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August 02, 2017

Gov. Ige Steps Up Effort to Prevent Rat Lungworm

Gov. David Ige announced today the state’s plans to place a stronger emphasis on the prevention of rat lungworm disease.
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